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  On-Air Talent
Industry: Radio - Digital Job Posted: 8/13/2019
Location: South Region Job Status: Part Time
Experience Level: TBD

Job Description:

To competently* and professionally* provide continuity and surveillance information in a professional, knowledgeable and entertaining way and will be active in pre-show strategy and execution.

Main Responsibilities:

On Air
Off Air
Professional Development

Objectives (by Responsibility)

On Air


To ensure that appropriate continuity is maintained at all times while on the air. This includes:
Programming links
Set-ups and Transitions (music identification to co-host, or any pre-taped items etc.).
2. To appropriately re-enforce the radio station identity and program at all times. This includes:

Station call letters
Positioning statements
Creative Hooks
Cross Promotion
Back sells.
Social Media for both the radio station and the on air talent’s brand


To professionally (consistently appropriate) deliver all relevant information on an ongoing basis. This includes:
Time checks
Temperature checks
Event Information .

Music Knowledge and Appreciation

To competently (effectively & efficiently) display your knowledge and enthusiasm about and for the music that is played. This includes:
In-depth knowledge of the music being played
Understanding listener’s tastes
Staying in touch with music and all related issues (research, analysis etc.).

Off Air


To contribute and support the creation of the show on a daily basis. This includes:
Participation in weekly post-mortem and planning meeting
Participation in daily pre-show content prep.


To appropriately implement all assigned duties from the producer on a daily basis. This includes:
Pre-show and live interviews
Contribution to comedy skits
Writing scripts
Attending Press conferences, functions and events
Researching background material.
To ensure that all relevant material for the show is competently prepared on a daily basis. This includes:
Assigned promotion mentions
Reviewing commercial logs for live tags
Scanning daily newspaper for any relevant items
Reviewing promo cards for possible on air use etc.

Public Appearances

To professionally (consistently appropriate) and competently (effectively & efficiently) appear in public when and where required on an ongoing basis. This includes:
Participation in station remote broadcasts
Preparation as required
Representation at charity events, community events etc.

Social Networking

Create and post original on-line content that meets company standards on social networking.

And other new developing platforms
Content must be a combination of written blog posts, video blogs and photo galleries.

Professional Development

To attend all relevant skill building workshops as requested.
To stay current with all relevant industry information as it applies to the overall job responsibility.
To drive your own Performance Appraisal every twelve months.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each main responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/ or Experience

One to Three years of on air commercial radio experience.

Language Skills

To have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret and write business correspondence. Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public .

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

* Professionalism is described as being consistently appropriate in all situations and at all times.

*Competence is defined as using “effectiveness and efficiency” in equal measure at all times.



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