Job Summary:

Creates, produces and announces topics on the radio, including music, entertainment, news, weather, sports, traffic and other topics of interest.

 

Responsibilities:

 

• Delivers newscasts; announces radio playlist of musical selections; gives weather and traffic conditions; delivers sport scores, statistics and upcoming game information.

• Comments on music and other matters of interest to audience (e.g. time, weather, traffic conditions) and may interview musical personalities and members of listening audience.

• Typically specializes in one type of music (e.g. classical, pop, rock, country and western, etc.).

• Writes, reviews and/or edits news copy, introductions, public service announcements, commercials, pre-recorded reports, contests, etc.

• Participates in promotional events.

• May be responsible for operating control board for studios and remote programming.

• May directly sell advertising space to advertisers.

• Regulates program timing, operates syndicated programming, and plays commercials.

• Monitors the technical quality and accuracy of incoming and outgoing on-air programming from master control room.

• Protects station’s license by censoring live programs and deleting words/phrases not permitted on air.

• Processes time-out programming for accurate play back.

• 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.).

 

Qualifications:

 

• Socially informed and perceptive; up-to-date and in tune with the local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of topics/events related to on-air discussions

• Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation

• Well-rounded communication skills for conducting interviews

• Ability to make others feel comfortable and open up on air

• Excellent writing and editing skills; proficient in grammar

• Proficient in media production and broadcast systems

• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking and media

• May require selling skills

 

Work Experience

• 1-2 years’ experience as an announcer in smaller market or college station environment

Education

• Degree, preferably in Communications or Broadcast Journalism

 Certifications

• None required

 

Location

• Burnham, PA

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