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Announcer

Posting Date: December 4, 2013
Department: Radio
Status: Part-time
Special Cases: Union: AFTRA
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Grant End Date: December 4, 2013

Serves as first-line on-air presence for Classical WETA 90.9 FM, acting as an engaging and knowledgeable companion for listeners who are passionate about classical music on non-commercial radio.  Builds value and a strong relationship with the Classical WETA audience both on-air and in the community.

For consideration, please send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to hr@weta.org or visit www.weta.org for the full job description and online application.  Please include air-checks/demos or send non-returnable CD to:

 

WETA-Radio

Attn: Human Resources

3939 Campbell Avenue

Arlington VA 22206

 

 

WETA is EOE.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as on-air host for weekend live and/or pre-recorded radio shifts.
  • Be available to fill in for weekday shifts as required.
  • Provide brief commentary and continuity in the presentation of classical music playlist.
  • Operate broadcast equipment during on-air shift.
  • Participate in on-air fundraising campaigns.
  • Perform other duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Qualificiations

  • Demonstrated and extensive knowledge of classical music.
  • Agility with foreign language pronunciation.
  • Warmly communicative on-air presence with excellent diction.
  • Availability to work evening, weekend, and/or irregular hours.
  • Knowledge of on-air fundraising preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Ability to interact with a wide variety of people using diplomacy, tact and discretion.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully perform in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures, both independently and in a team.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of computer technology to efficiently accomplish work, using Microsoft Office programs, email, Internet, and database management software.
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong work ethic.

Education

  • College degree in music, broadcasting or related field; equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of on-air broadcast experience.

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