Are you a trustworthy radio personality with a real passion for delivering professional on–air presentations through anchoring newscasts? As Producer/Anchor with WKAR, you will reach nearly a half-million mid-Michigan residents each week with intriguing news content and on-air presence.
WKAR, a national ratings leader within Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences, seeks a Morning Edition Producer and Anchor to join its award-winning radio team. In this position, you will produce and host local segments between 5:00 – 11:00 a.m. on two NPR member stations. This position includes producing occasional features, interviews, engaging with WKAR’s audience via social media, and participating in bi-annual pledge drives to invite membership and donations. This person will work closely with the digital news director, other program hosts, reporters and student interns.
This position has a unique opportunity to provide a personalized on-air experience while enjoying the spectacular benefits that Michigan State University has to offer. In addition to a competitive salary (range starts at $50,000 annually), Michigan State University provides its staff with a variety of benefits, which are among the best in the profession. Among the most important are a retirement program (10% matching), health, prescription drug, dental, and life coverage.
East Lansing, Michigan continuously ranks as a ‘best place to live’ for its affordable living, small town charm, vibrant arts and local activities – not to mention it’s only a short drive to Michigan’s captivating great lakes and beautiful scenic views.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Telecommunications, Journalism, Broadcast Production, or related field; three 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. The position may require a FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Permit.
At least one year on-air experience in commercial and/or public broadcasting, in producing hard news and features
Work experience that demonstrates professionalism, curiosity, and diverse interests
Superb writing skills
Proven ability to produce high quality content and programming
Experience with automation systems, digital workstations and schedule software
Ability to work on multiple tasks on deadline and under pressure
Self-motivation with experience turning ideas into action
Hosting pledge events on public media
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.
In less than 500 words, provide a writing sample telling us what you enjoy about working on-air in commercial and/or public broadcasting.
Morning Edition airs weekday mornings (Monday through Friday). The show feeds live from 05:00 to 09:00 ET. This individual is expected to arrive at the station and be prepared and ready to go on-air prior to 5 am.
Bidding and Eligibility ends on 12/18/2018 at 11:55 p.m.
Internal Number: 550641
About Michigan State University
Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.Together, we tackle some of the world?s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better?from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.The nation?s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world?on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we?re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.