Performs news, talk, music, comedic or other format shows or program for broadcast entertainment.
Establishes relationship with listeners by providing entertainment and/or information of interest consistent with format, genre, and targeted demographic audience.
Interviews guests, moderates debates, converses with callers, and hosts live events.
Adheres to all guidelines, policies and procedures of the station, iHeartMedia, the FCC and all other federal, state and local laws, including policies and procedures regarding indecency and obscenity.
Prepares for an air shift using creativity, imagination and exercise of independent professional judgment in writing, producing, interviewing, taping or broadcasting on-air material.
Ensures logged commercials, promotions and any other programming essential to the stations operation are aired.
Maintains a website personality page.
Participates in required station Programming, Promotions, and Sales staff meetings and events.
Makes regular approved appearances at paid and non-paid station events; serves as ambassador for the radio station(s) when out in public.
Executes only the interviews and events on air that are approved by Program Director; follows designated show format.
Assists with voice over and production of paid and non-paid spots required to run on the station.
Serves as primary creative voice and directs support staff of show.
Researches and gains knowledge of subject matter that facilitates speaking extemporaneously and providing immediate non-scripted analysis/commentary.
Finalizes content using digital audio editing software.
Prepares written content, visual images, audio material and video footage for websites, blogs, or other social media platforms.
Checks studio equipment for proper functioning and notifies Engineering of technical malfunctions affecting quality of the broadcast.
Handles emergency inserts (e.g. news updates and breaking stories, emergencies, alert system tests, etc.); is on call for possible disasters, breaking news, or acts of nature.
Invested in pop culture
Embraces the local culture; sports teams, parks, recreation
Feels connected to the music and artists of Top 40
Wanting to be a part of station events and city wide celebrations and initiatives
Socially savvy and can connect in the space both as a brand extension of the show and in unique entertaining ways
Wants to be part of and cares about the community
Has the ability to lead and cut through, entertain, but also be vulnerable
Can allow co-hosts to shine and encourage their stars to shine as well as your own
The ability to story tell
Aware of water cooler talk/pop culture moments
Active listener with co-hosts and interviews
Working knowledge of production to use elements to add spice to benchmarks and topics
Excite sales, be easy to work with and cultivate relationships there to Maximize endorsements and station growth.
Open to change and able to receive feedback and coaching
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking
Proficient in media production and broadcast systems; familiar with NexGen, Vox Pro, and Pro Tools
Strong knowledge of all FCC rules and regulations
Socially informed and perceptive; up-to-date and in tune daily with the local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of topics/events related to on-air discussions
Demonstrated upbeat personality, informative, entertaining and engaging on the air; able to relate to station audience
Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation
Excellent verbal and written communication and editing skills; proficient in grammar; ability to make others feel comfortable and open up on air
Demonstrated creativity and imagination
Able to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations and personalities
Can work well in a team environment; collaborative
Able to adapt to changes in schedules and maintain composure in a fast-paced environment with short deadlines
May require other language proficiency, e.g., Spanish
3+ years of on-air radio experience required
Audio demo of on-air interviews, commentary, announcements, etc.
4-year college degree, preferably in Communications or Broadcast Journalism