On-Air Host and News Producer

Company: University of Missouri
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Location: Columbia
Full Time

Hiring Department

The Missouri School or Journalism

Job Description

The Missouri School of Journalism seeks applications for an On-Air Host for KBIA – an Edward R. Murrow national award-winning radio station and a working laboratory for students at the University of Missouri.

KBIA News (91.3 FM) is an award-winning, innovative newsroom located in the university town of Columbia, on the campus of the oldest journalism school in the world, the Missouri School of Journalism. The station serves a 70-mile listening area, which includes more than 40,000 listeners in 14 counties.

Primary responsibilities include hosting KBIA radio programs, recording, producing, and editing audio for on-air features, with time available for feature reporting or other projects. This position will also be called on to produce on-air promotional materials, record automated weekend and overnight breaks, train student and volunteer announcers, and staff fund drives. A significant portion of this role includes working with student newscast anchors. Up to 25% of this position’s time may be tailored to the individual producer’s interests and talents that align with KBIA’s mission, and might include activities like features reporting, producing podcasts or other programming, editing, community engagement, event planning, podcast development, etc.


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Salary Range: $16.92 – $18.50/ hour

Grade: GGS-008


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Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm with some nights and weekends

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Public media on-air experience, air check is required, and experience with on-air fundraising is desirable.

Application Materials

Please submit 3 audio samples of 20 MB or less wave files; Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three professional references along with online application required. Applications submitted without a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references will not be considered.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.