Local Morning Edition Host

Job Description

Lakeshore Public Radio is seeking a talented part-time on-air announcer for Morning Edition,local news, traffic, and weather.
Some of the responsibilities include:
Live on-air board operations for morning 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 and write weather, traffic, 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 Lakeshore Public Radio’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 news team to accommodate daily news features, daily changes in program schedules including breaking news, addition of new elements, etc.
Flexibility to cover and assist with other shifts, radio operations , and breaking news/events including evenings and weekends.
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.

Required Skills

At least two years of professional on-air experience in a similar drive time host or reporter position.
Public Radio experience referred.
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, NewsBoss writing software, 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.

Education Required

Bachelor’s degree in broadcasting or journalism or related field.

How to Apply

Please send
Air-check with local news, traffic, and weather.
Cover letter and resume.
No phone calls please

Station:
Lakeshore Public Media

Location:
Merrillville

Employment Type:
Part-time

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