Radio/TV Announcer, Senior
University of Arizona
 Tucson, AZ

Position Details

Position Information

Title Radio/TV Announcer, Senior Department Radio Broadcast Services (3102) Location Main Campus Position Summary

KUAZ, Arizona Public Media's (AZPM) and Southern Arizona's National Public Radio (NPR) news and jazz station, has an opening for a Radio /TV Announcer, Senior. The successful candidate will host syndicated news and information programming during weekday afternoons (3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.), with occasional other shifts as assigned. This position may also perform other duties indicated under the “Duties & Responsibilities“ section below.

AZPM receives a significant amount of support from the University, viewers, listeners, and corporate supporters. Regardless of job capacity, each employee is obligated to present a professional and helpful business image to those with whom they come in contact both within and without the organization.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review program log for assigned program periods and secure appropriate recordings and written materials for public informational announcements, promotional announcements, funding acknowledgements, and other programmatic material.
  • Introduce and announce various acquired programs and provides additional comments and information to listening audience. May occasionally serve as as a substitute host during another announcer's regularly scheduled airtight.
  • Cue and start recorded materials; maintain proper volume levels and monitor off-air transmissions to ascertain quality of sound reproduction.
  • Operate broadcast control room equipment including microphones, sound mixers, audio recorders/reproducers and monitors.
  • Document the broadcast program log to maintain an accurate record of all transmitted materials noting discrepancies and deviations from scheduled program material.
  • Production of pre-recorded announcements for automation.
  • Participate in on-air membership campaigns by requesting listeners to send contributions to support the radio station.
  • Research and prepare interview questions, and conduct interviews.
  • Represent the station at occasionally at community and public events, and may serve as master of ceremonies at events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Federal Communications Commission regulations and rules governing broadcast operations of radio stations.
  • Skill in pronouncing foreign names and places, and non-English language words.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Skill in operating electronic broadcasting control and production systems.
  • Skill in speaking clearly, diction, and voice modulation.
  • Performs well in ad lib speaking situations such as live interviews, on-air fundraising shifts, and public event appearances.
  • Skill at using a friendly and conversational style on-air.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including good listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure and in tight deadline situations.
  • Knowledge of current local, national, and international events.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts or related area; OR, four years of radio announcing experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of jazz and classical music preferred.

Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40+ Job Category Administrative and Professional Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits FLSA Non-Exempt Posted Rate of Pay DOE Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S28092 Number of Vacancies One Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Limited to Current UA Employees No Contact Information for Candidates

Kimberly Ramey

Human Resources Generalist

Arizona Public Media

Open Date 11/05/2019 Review Start Date 11/12/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

An audio demo must be included by all applicants. This may be done through uploading a mp3 file or by providing a link to a website.

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At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

• Where did you first learn about this position?

  • Arizona Daily Star
  • Arizona Republic
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Department of Economic Security (DES)
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
  • Jobing.Com
  • LinkedIn
  • Local Job Banks
  • Pima County One-Stop
  • Professional Conference
  • Professional journal/publication
  • Referred by UA Employee
  • Invited by Dept to Apply
  • UA Website
  • Other

• Do you have Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts or related area; OR, Four years of radio announcing experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?

  • Yes
  • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Media File

Optional Documents