New Hampshire Public Radio
  • 27-Sep-2017 to 26-Oct-2017 (EST)
  • NH, USA
  • Part Time

Overview:

The On-air Announcer/Board Operator serves as the host for national programs, crafting breaks to match the quality and tone of the network programming. He or she operates the broadcast console to routs programs to the air, and reads live announcements. The announcer also writes, edits and reads newscasts, produces voice-tracking for automated shifts, takes transmitter readings, and responds to non-routine and emergency situations.

About the station:

We are New Hampshire's independent and trusted source for news and information, and the state's largest radio news service. Based in Concord, the state's capital and political hub, NHPR's newsroom, digital team, and original programs consistently earn national recognition for their in-depth reporting and production. NHPR is the winner of the 2015 and 2017 national Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence.

Duties:

  • Effectively operate board during assigned broadcast shifts.
  • Write, edit and deliver hourly newscasts.
  • Deliver underwriting announcements, weather forecasts, forward promotion copy and other interstitial elements live on the air.
  • Monitor broadcast equipment and transmission for proper functioning and alert appropriate individuals when needed.
  • Monitor Emergency Activation Alert system and deliver alerts as needed.
  • Attend regular air-check sessions with Production Manager to review and improve on-air performance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum of one year of experience operating a broadcast console and/or audio equipment.
  • Good announcing skills and ability to correctly pronounce a variety of local and foreign words.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, as well as good news judgment.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to remain poised and composed when problems arise.
  • Some experience in producing and/or editing digital media.
  • Enthusiastic about the medium of radio, eager to learn best practices in radio production, and committed to prioritizing the needs of the listener.
  • Familiarity with public radio programming and core values of the public radio audience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • B.A. in relevant field or equivalent experience.

Interested candidates should complete an online application and email a short recent sample of on-air announcing work (MP3 file or link) to dcolgan@nhpr.org.

NHPR is an equal opportunity employer

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