Weekend Announcer - KCUR Public Radio, 27997

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KCUR 89.3 is the NPR affiliate in Kansas City and is an editorially-independent community service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

KCUR is seeking a Weekend Announcer, who will also have some regular production duties. Responsibilities include board operation; live announcing; recording, editing and dubbing KCUR programs; promo writing; web posting; and other duties as assigned.

Job Description
  • Works as Weekend Announcer for Saturday and Sunday afternoon shifts
  • Fill in as needed for announcer shifts.
  • Work collaboratively with KCUR volunteers, producers, talk show hosts, reporters and anchors on the production of local music programs, national magazine shows, and local talk shows.
  • Create audio and text image promos for shows aired on KCUR.
  • Contribute to KCUR’s website and social media platforms.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The weekend shifts are Saturday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Work experience as a live radio announcer.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, education or related field required; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Experience operating broadcast equipment, including audio boards, digital editing systems, field recording devices, and other production equipment.
  • Composure and delivery skills associated with live and recorded on-air content.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Expertise in technical execution of multiple elements within a broadcast.
  • Experience editing on deadline with Adobe Audition or similar software.
  • Ability to write copy for radio.
  • Familiarity with KCUR programming and enthusiasm for public radio.
  • Knowledge and experience with social media.
  • Ability to provide prior work or voice samples, or to create/emulate work or voices samples upon request.
Anticipated Hiring Range

Up to $20.00 per hour commensurate on education, experience, and internal equity.

Application Deadline

For best consideration apply by November 26, 2023

Other Information

This is a part time (15-20 hours per week), non-benefit eligible staff position.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is not eligible for University benefits. Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b). For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/hr/eeo or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

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