All Things Considered Host

Location

Indianapolis

Organization

WFYI

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Job ID: 1051

Classification: Regular, full time

Salary: Commensurate with experience, exempt

The All Things Considered Host serves as the local voice of 90.1 WFYI Public Radio during this key drive time shift. In this role, you provide continuity by incorporating local elements into the national program – including interviews with people in the news and with  journalists, about their reporting. This position reports to the Director of Radio and works closely with both radio and news teams.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Live on-air board operation for evening network news magazine. Switch programming functions from network to local programming; accurately and seamlessly segue from content shared by all stations to content specific to individual stations. Read weather, traffic, underwriting, and other announcements. Troubleshoot technical difficulties.
  • Generate journalism content (both interviews and other reporting) in concert with the news team. Meet regularly with news and contribute to editorial plans.
  • Value, contribute to and sustain WFYI’s commitment to a culture of belonging that sees our culture’s history of power and privilege and seeks to balance that with inclusion of many diverse experiences and perspectives.
  • Preparation for daily show—familiarity with local markets served. Review top stories, prepare rundowns and digest of national and local program elements. Record any elements needed for individual stations. Revise and update weather forecasts, traffic, and any shared continuity. Work with local program directors and news directors to accommodate daily news features, daily changes in program schedules including breaking news, addition of new elements, etc.
  • Coordinates national and local promotion of ATC among stations.
  • Flexibility to cover and assist with other shifts, radio operations, and breaking news/events including evening and weekends. On-call rotation expected with all full-time radio staff.
  • Participate in stations’ fundraising endeavors as needed, especially semi-annual public radio fund drives. Serve as ATC representative at stations’ events.
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • At least two years of professional on-air experience in a similar drivetime host or reporter position.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in broadcasting or journalism or related field.
  • Public Radio Experience preferred.
  • A working understanding of public radio content and style, including strong writing skills.
  • Strong radio board operation skills.
  • Strong audio production, and digital editing skills with audio editing software, Adobe Audition preferred.
  • Proficiency in using Windows computer software, internet skills, Audiovault broadcast automation system, and high level of technical competency.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of national, regional, and local current events and politics, in keeping with National Public Radio standards, is expected by the audience.
  • Ability to follow the broadcast clock.
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