WVIK, Quad Cities NPR
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Morning Edition Host

Post Date:Mar 21, 2024Type:Part time
Start Date:Salary:15
Location: United States - Illinois - Rock Island Job Reference:
Job Description:

WVIK, Quad Cities NPR, is seeking a new Morning Edition Host.  As producer and host of WVIK's daily broadcast of NPR's Morning Edition from 5 AM to 9 AM, responsibilities include collecting, hosting and sharing a wide variety of local news and information and communicate it in a clear and engaging manner. It will also be this person responsibility to maintain online presence during this program, help with marketing, participate in online and in-person fundraising activities, work with colleagues to advance WVIK's mission.

Full-Time work may be available to those candidates who so desire and have strong skills in the areas of journalism, audio production, digital technologies, or broadcast engineering.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for preparing materials for each break, including local news, station information and promos, weather, community calendar items, and traffic. 
  • Assisting in the coverage of breaking news during Morning Edition and online, including extensive coverage as the situation develops. 
  • Record interviews on-air and in person for inclusion in the daily broadcast, along with the production of original content and repackaging of other station content for presentation during Morning Edition.
  • Also acts as fill-in host for All Things Considered or wherever needed. 
  • Work in coordination with Marketing and Development to maintain a consistent station social media voice and leverage multimedia tools and techniques to help tell the station's story.
  • Represent the station at live events, local committees, public events, and sponsorship activities.

Education: Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, a related field, or equivalent experience.

Skills & Experience: Professional experience in broadcast journalism and radio hosting preferred, as well as familiarity with public radio news standards and values. A broad knowledge of local and regional issues would be of benefit. Demonstrated proficiency in electronic news gathering, audio editing, news writing, and broadcast production strongly desired. Effective on-air communication and interpersonal skills required. Preferred office skills include online research, word processing, spreadsheet use, and operation of light office equipment. Demonstrated familiarity with new media techniques and a commitment to following and embracing advances in technology; comfortable with and a champion of experimentation. Knowledge of Adobe Audition, Audiovault, or other audio or video editing platforms a plus.

Physical and other Requirements: Must be able to lift 10 pounds on a frequent basis. Must be able listen, hear, speak, read, and write. Must be able to work in a variety of environments for long periods of time including radio studios and production rooms, out of doors under a variety of conditions, drive a motor vehicle, carry and manipulate broadcast recording equipment, use computers, basic office software, and standard broadcast equipment. As news events frequently occur on an unscheduled basis, this candidate must be able to accommodate breaking news or emergency broadcasts. As Morning Edition host, their work day will begin before 5 AM.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift 10 pounds on a frequent basis. Also required is the ability to listen, hear, speak, climb stairs, bend, stoop, and stand for intermittently long periods of time. Must be possess or be able to acquire a valid driver's license.

Special Requirements: The ability to speak and read clearly in the English language. All prospective employees must pass a criminal background check.

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Contact Information
WVIK, Quad Cities NPR
Jared Johnson
815 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States
Ph: 3097947507
Email/URL: https://augustana.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=173495

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