The Morning Host-Reporter serves as on-air talent for KSMU’s weekday morning drive time programming, delivering local announcements, newscasts, funding credits, and EAS tests, as well as performing tower light and broadcast checks as required by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Morning Host-Reporter performs all aspects of newsgathering and production, including reporting, writing, editing, voicing, and posting stories for broadcast and digital audiences. The Morning Host-Reporter contributes to the overall sound and news product of KSMU by providing training and feedback to student journalists and announcers.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Electronic Media, or a related field is preferred. An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements.
Experience: At least one year of professional work experience in broadcasting is required. Professional news reporting experience is preferred. On-air announcing experience during drive time programming is preferred. Professional work experience with audio editing and broadcast automation systems is preferred.
Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. The ability to operate audio broadcast equipment and utilize audio editing software is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.