The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Senior Host/Producer

Hiring department KUT Radio
Monthly salary $3,333+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 32.00 Variable
Posting number 12-11-05-01-0937
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Position will require evening, weekend, and holiday work. Work hours are variable and will be determined by KUTX Program Director Or Associate Director/Broadcast and Content. All applicants must provide Demo MP3 files including an air check of their best on-air work. Please include where you viewed this position posting in your letter of application.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Demo MP3 files. See General Position Notes. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


Produces and hosts music programming for the KUTX audience that is recognized as delivering the unique sound of the Austin music experience, as well as attending to the artistic, cultural, and civic life of our community.

Essential Functions

Performs regular on-air music shift. Strives for a music show with an on-air presentation that aspires to the ideals of authenticity, substance, credibility, intelligence, and craft while staying uniquely Austin. Applies techniques and adapts presentation as directed by KUTX PD and/or Associate Director Broadcast/ Content. Fully prepares for all music guest interviews. Works to build audience to evening and weekend music programming and strives for a yearly 5 percent increase in cume audience Prepares fully and works to improve the production values and quality standards of each show. Consistently works on understanding audience and assists in development of new show segments. Works with assigned producer and Texas Music Matters team to develop weekly one-hour music show focused on live music performances recorded by KUT/KUTX. Uses some of the decades of musical recordings KUT has already, as well as the approximately 300 performances a year slated for the KUT Public Media Studios and the Cactus Cafe, to develop a weekly hour devoted to the Austin live music experience that can play both in Austin and elsewhere through syndication. Contributes positively to the performance of KUTX Programming Team. Attends all required programming meetings and provides positive input to the process. Participates in station events, university service, and on-air fundraising efforts as needed. Participates positively and fully as part of the KUTX Music Listening Group. Deliberately builds and maintains cross-functional collaborations with other KUTX/KUT departments/staff in support of achieving our public service commitment. Maintains productive relationships at work by frequently communication with partners, providing status updates, and addressing issues. Gathers other people's input for significant decisions on projects. Is viewed by peers and supervisors as an available and helpful resource and partner.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Experience as a live on-air talent. Three years of experience hosting music programs. Knowledge of contemporary music and related issues. Demonstrated knowledge of both the Austin and Texas music scenes. Demonstrable experience recording in the studio for automation systems or later broadcast. Understanding of public radio system and program standards. Demonstrated ability to host live music segments which include interviewing of artists. Excellent written and communication skills. Must be able to multi-task. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

B.A. in Journalism or Mass Communications. Seven years of music show hosting. Experience in public radio. Experience in selection and review of music for AAA radio format. Two years radio production experience. Experience in hosting and production of music profile documentaries for radio. In-depth knowledge of Texas music, appreciation of its cultural significance and understanding of relevant issues. Advanced interviewing skills with five years experience in this area.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Wear appropriate office attire and accept supervision. Drive KUT or personal vehicle as assigned to remote locations. Off-site travel.

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