Full-time On-Air Announcer/Producer

WBGO/Newark Public Radio
Newark, NJ

WBGO/NEWARK PUBLIC RADIO is the premiere Jazz broadcaster in the country, serving a NYC-metro terrestrial audience and a worldwide audience via WBGO.org. WBGO seeks to fill an upcoming vacancy in our roster of full-time announcers. The Announcer/Producer will serve a primary role as an on-air presenter of content, with additional duties including digital content creation/curation and station outreach.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Production and hosting of live and pre-recorded program segments, including interviews
  • Operation and monitoring of studio equipment for broadcasts
  • Review, selection and preparation of library music and related information for broadcasts
  • Accurate execution and notation of daily program log entries
  • Accurate maintenance of on-air music playlist
  • Digital content creation and curation, including digital audio production and web production
  • Participation in station fundraising and outreach activities
  • Audience engagement via social media
  • Attendance of regularly scheduled staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and broadcasting experience, plus
  • Five years experience hosting a music program for radio
  • A demonstrated deep knowledge of jazz, blues and related music
  • Experience operating audio and broadcasting equipment
  • A demonstrated facility with computers, digital audio production and website content management
  • A demonstrated facility with social media platforms and knowledge of social media best practices

Send resume, cover letter and samples of air work to Steve Williams, Director of Programming - WBGO/NEWARK PUBLIC RADIO – swilliams@wbgo.org