Morning Edition Host

Job Description

The Morning Edition Host is the trusted voice for WFYI and WBAA sharing local connections to national stories and guiding the more than 150,000 listeners in communities across Indiana to be informed, inspired, and included as they start their day. This is a high-profile on-air position that contributes significantly to the overall sound, style, and personality of WFYI by contributing on air, online, via social media, as well as at community events. A successful candidate will be comfortable hosting live broadcast breaks, have strong writing and audio editing skills, have experience running a radio board and working with automation systems, and ability to distribute content to digital platforms.


To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform in a satisfactory manner the essential functions and responsibilities listed below.


Dedicated to presenting the Morning Drive audience with a seamless and compelling listener experience every weekday morning
Host live presentation and pre-recorded breaks during Morning Edition local elements and other programs as needed
Must be able to commit to work daily Monday – Friday, for WFYI Indianapolis & WBAA West Lafayette starting as early as 4a
Writes and edits on air copy, intros, promos, and scripts
Creates local day sheet/ live read promos and assists with topical show promos and production
Run the digital radio board, playback/automation system, and general broadcast equipment and software required to execute a well-produced program
Exercise independent judgment to ensure timely service during breaking news and major events


Support digital audio needs for local radio/audio productions, podcasts, and promotion
Utilize online and social media presence to share and connect content to audiences following journalistic codes of conduct
Contribute to infrequent on-call weekend needs and breaking news coverage
Participates in fundraising on all WFYI platforms
Represents organization at public events
Contributes to original audio content projects as needed
Value, contribute to and sustain WFYI’s commitment to representing the rich diversity that is our community and amplifying the stories that represent the experiences of all

Required Skills


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Demonstrated high quality radio hosting skills
Engaging, energetic and conversational on-air presence
Broadcast writing and communication skills
Ability to conduct 2-way interviews on air and at organization events
Skilled broadcast board operator with technical proficiency, troubleshooting capabilities
Proficient in audio editing, Adobe Audition preferred
Working knowledge of automation systems, Audiovault or Wide Orbit preferred
Professional and punctual, always meets deadlines and is respectful of colleagues
Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines under time constraints
Strong understanding of journalistic standards, practices, and ethics
Live in studio work is required at WFYI


The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Ability to interact with others, both in person and through phone, e-mail, and written correspondence
Ability to operate office equipment, including computers, copiers, fax machines, and phones
Ability to perform focused work with close attention to detail
Ability to sit for extended periods of time and to move intermittently throughout the workday
Good speaking and listening skills

Education Required


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience unless otherwise noted below.

2+ years of weekly on-air radio hosting, reporting, or news anchoring experience
Previous public radio hosting experience preferred
Familiarity with public radio news and cultural programming standards and values


Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b retirement, STD/LTD, paid holidays, PTO, etc.

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