I love to promote open jobs for people who are just getting started in the biz. Maybe you are at your first or second job and want advance your career at a respected station in a major market. Here are two jobs you might want to check out:
ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR & PRODUCER
CLASSICAL KBAQ, PHOENIX
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Live and work in one of the fastest growing and most diverse markets in the nation while being part of the Classical music world. KBAQ, the classical music voice for Phoenix [link], is now looking for an Assistant Program Director and Producer.
The woman or man chosen for the job will host classical music programming, interact directly with listeners and assure KBAQ’s high quality production values.
The assignment includes assisting with music choices, producing on-air content, doing interviews and scheduling announcers and board operators.
KBAQ is looking for someone who knows and loves classical music, is enthusiastic about reaching a general audience and has experience with on-air fundraising.
Livingston Associates is assisting KBAQ in this search. More info is at [link]. Applications are due this week.
KUOW, SEATTLE IS LOOKING FOR A LOCAL NEWS PRODUCER
KUOW, one of the nation’s leading NPR News stations, has an outstanding opportunity for a Producer who will work on local news segments for KUOW’s daily news magazines.
The person chosen for this gig will track news, research topics and pitch segment ideas to the Managing Producer. Other tasks include pre-interviewing and booking guests, providing hosts with background research and qriting host intros and interview questions. -
Note: The person doing this job will be a “first-responder” in breaking news situations that may require evening and weekend work. Duties also include interacting on social media platforms. This is a full-time job with generous benefits and work/life programs. Get more information at [link].
WNIJ BUILDS COMMUNICATION SKILLS WITH “PUBLIC RADIO 101” SEMINAR
How does a university-licensed public radio station reach out to students and staff? The answer at NPR News station WNIJ, Rockford [link], is to share what they know about the process that creates news.
Northern Public Radio’s WNIJ just completed the inaugural WNIJ News “Public Radio 101” seminar. Twelve participants spent several evening in September learning the basics about how news is covered, from finding a story, getting the facts, doing interviews and assembling the ready-to-air package.
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According to WNIJ Managing Editor Victor Yehling, the seminar was intended for students pursuing news and communication careers and staff members that want to know more about the news reporting process. It also provids a way for WNIJ to showcase itself within the university community.
Seminar topics included the ethics and values of public radio news, news story terminology and structure, using sound to enhance stories, vocal techniques and preparing “print” versions of audio stories for the station website. The tools for “Public Radio 101” are online at [link].
“Public Radio 101” includes:
The session provides tips about downloading and using Audacity audio software, recording techniques, multi-track editing and mixing.
Want to look, walk and talk like a news reporter? This session is for you. Learn how your appearance and style impacts people’s perception of you and your work.
In the news biz, often the first “gatekeeper” you will face is in the newsroom. This session discusses understanding a story assignment, finding the “headline” in a story and knowing the human dimension, such as Who stands to win/lose in this story.WNIJ’s next “Public Radio 101” seminar is being planned for January 2017.