Position will require evening, weekend, and holiday work. Work hours are variable and will be determined by KUTX Program Director or Associate General Manager for Broadcast and Content. All applicants must provide Demo MP3 files including an air check of their best on-air work (see applicant instructions). Please include where you viewed this position posting in your letter of application.
Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: An MP3 file including an air check of your best on-air work. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.
At a senior level, 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.
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 General Manager for Broadcast/Content. Fully prepares for all music guest interviews. Works to build audience to afternoon music programming and strives for a yearly 5 percent increase in cume audience. Works with KUTX team on social media strategy and promotional activities to further KUTX brand and grow audience. May supervise interns or student staff when performing promotional activities. Voices underwriting messages for KUT and KUTX with the aesthetic of each station in mind. 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. 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.
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.
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 for 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.
Bachelor's degree 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. Experience in drive time and major market radio production. Ten years radio production experience. In-depth knowledge of Texas music, appreciation of its cultural significance and understanding of relevant issues. Advanced interviewing skills with five years of experience in this area.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Position will require evening, weekend, holiday work and some travel. Wear appropriate office attire and accept supervision. Drive KUT or personal vehicle as assigned to remote locations. Off-site travel.