WAMU 88-5, the NPR News Station in the Nation’s Capital, is looking for part-time news anchors for weekend hosting. If you are passionate about news, public affairs and public radio storytelling, with the ability to evoke on-air a distinctive sense of place about the Washington, DC area, then we want to hear from you.
The ideal candidate will have a conversational, inviting, warm and friendly on-air delivery and style. They will sound authentic, curious and engaging. Must be able to move nimbly between difficult and upbeat stories with the appropriate tone or emotion. Ability to use the immediacy of “live” radio to engage in the digital world.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Preferred Education and Experience
• 2+ years on-air hosting experience preferred
• Associate degree and/or equivalent work experience
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Professional sounding voice with a sound and style that connects with public radio listeners.
• Strong work ethic; ability to work under pressure
• General knowledge of radio station operation and specifically broadcast board equipment.
• Must be available to work weekends and holidays on a regular basis
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
If you are a qualified candidate and want to join a fast moving, growing public media station, send along your cover letter and resume along with an audio sample of your hosting experience.
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