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Morning Edition Producer/Host

Morning Edition Producer/Host

WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University

Position Summary

Producer and local anchor for Morning Edition. Primary responsibilities include gathering up-to-date news content and writing/producing/anchoring newscasts. Other tasks include editing news content, conducting interviews and producing human-interest features. This person will work closely with the managing editor, radio manager, program director, reporters and student interns. Under minimal supervision, this individual will consistently deliver a professional on-air presentation that adheres to WKAR’s format for Morning Edition. All content and conduct must follow NPR’s Ethics Handbook.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in broadcasting, communication, journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in radio production, broadcast operations, rules and regulations and interviewing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications
A minimum one year of full-time on-air experience in hosting, anchoring, reporting or producing role; two or more years of experience working in journalism.

  • Experience hosting or producing Morning EditionAll Things Considered or Weekend Edition
  • Experience using a content management system
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality news content and programming
  • Experience with automation systems and audio editing
  • Ability to work live or pre-recorded as necessary
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks, on deadline, under pressure, with minimal supervision
  • Self-motivated with experience turning ideas into action
  • Work experience that demonstrates professionalism, curiosity and diverse interests
  • Experience working on-air during fundraising drives

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials
Please submit your resume along with a cover letter addressing your extent of on-air commercial and/or public broadcasting experience and why you feel this position would be a positive career move for you. Please include the names and email addresses of three professional references. A writing sample is requested; see further instructions below.

Special Instructions
In less than 500 words, provide a writing sample telling us what you enjoy about working on-air in commercial and/or public broadcasting.

Work Hours
Morning Edition airs weekday mornings (Monday through Friday). The show feeds live from 05:00 to 09:00 ET. This individual is expected be prepared and ready to go on-air prior to live show.

Bidding eligibility ends on 1/26/2021, at 11:55 PM
: Jan 20, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 18, 2021 Eastern Standard Time

How to Apply
To apply or explore this opportunity further, visit careers.msu.edu and refer to job posting #688866. Application deadline is February 18, 2021.

About WKAR
WKAR is a division of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University. It includes WKAR-TV, WKAR AM and FM, WKAR.org, the Radio Reading Service, and WKAR Ready-To-Learn and contributes to the educational experience of Michigan State University's 50,000-plus student body. For additional information, please visit wkar.org.