Morning Edition Host

Job Description

Lakeshore Public Radio – 89.1 FM (WLPR-FM) is seeking a talented part-time on-air announcer
for Morning Edition, for local news, traffic, and weather.
 Live on-air board operation 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 evening 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.
 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, 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

Send
Cover letter and resume.
Air-check with local news, traffic, and weather to
[email protected]
No phone calls please.

Station:
Lakeshore Public Media

Location:
Merrillville

Employment Type:
Part-time

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