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Announcer

Req #: 211608

Department: KUOW / PSPR

Job Location: Seattle Campus

Job Location Detail: U District

Posting Date: 08/19/2022 Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: 50% of $5,084 – 5,600/month

Union Position: Yes

Shift: First Shift

We have an outstanding opportunity for an Announcer (20 hours per week) to perform all aspects of live and automated daily board shift including board operation and announcing; serve as primary announcer and board operator for assigned shift which will include weekend afternoon and evenings and producing recorded breaks for weekend nights; provide primary voice and production of underwriting spots, as assigned; produce, plan, write, edit and voice breaks both live and automated during shift; monitor system and KUOW communications and news wire to provide programming updates.

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform all aspects of live or automated daily board shift including combo board operation and announcing.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Serve as primary announcer and board operator for assigned shift. Provide primary voice and production of underwriting spots, as assigned. Produce, plan, write, edit and voice break both live and automated content during shift. Monitor system and KUOW communications and news wire to provide programming updates.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Serve as primary announcer and board operator for assigned shift;

• Provide primary voice and production of underwriting spots, as assigned;

• Produce, plan, write, edit and voice both live and automated break content during shift;

• Monitor system and KUOW communications and news wire to provide programming updates;

• Assist with Public Radio Program Distribution system using broadcast software such as Content Depot, PRX, FTP, in conjunction with AudioVault and NewsBoss;

• Provide production support as assigned;

• Back up other shifts as needed;

• Perform other occasional on-air work including on-air fundraising; and

• Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Position reports to Director of Audience.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

Requirements include:

• Bachelor’s degree and one year of professional broadcast experience with a background in production and announcing.

• Personable and authoritative delivery, audio engineering skills and a knowledge of professional broadcast standards and practices.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team and to professionally represent the station.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND RACIAL EQUITY

KUOW and the University of Washington are equal opportunity employers. KUOW is dedicated to building a culturally diverse staff and creating a working environment that promotes racial equity and inclusiveness. We believe attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving our community and fulfilling our mission. Women, Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.

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