Jazz Host

Pacific Public Media
Tacoma , WA

Application Deadline: Sunday, Apr 30, 2023



KNKX is a Puget Sound area public media outlet, dedicated to bringing jazz, blues, regional news, and NPR programs to the Northwest and beyond. KNKX employees are energized in their mission to provide the very best service to over 400,000 listeners on-air and online, to engage closely with community members and the public media industry to constantly improve and innovate, and to present music and stories that educate, inspire, and expand horizons. Employees at KNKX are empowered to be creative and think critically about current processes, creating an office culture that welcomes experimentation, teamwork, and open dialogue.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Music Programming. The salary range is $75,000-$81,000 per year. KNKX offers a comprehensive set of benefits (including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and a generous 401k matching plan, as well as paid Holiday, vacation and sick leave accrual).


Under the general supervision of the Director of Music Programming, the Jazz Host/Producer hosts regular jazz shifts on KNKX and Jazz24, and produces content as assigned.


Hosts weekday regular jazz shift as assigned
Production/Producing storytelling segments and imaging as assigned
Voice-tracks as assigned Jazz24 segments,
Plays active role in on-air fundraising.
Serve as emcee for blues and jazz events.
Other duties as assigned.


Must have good radio announcing ability, including clarity of expression, confidence, and a pleasant voice.
Demonstrated knowledge of jazz and blues.
Understanding of and commitment to quality radio production.
Basic radio operation skills, including the ability to operate an audio console. Must also have a basic knowledge of FCC regulations.
Basic knowledge of computers, digital audio, database, and web audio applications.
Understands and supports the KNKX Mission Statement and the KNKX Principles and Values Statement.
Ability to work in a creative team environment, to communicate effectively with supervisor and colleagues, and to put KNKX’s mission and goals in action.
Must be able to work under pressure, meet deadlines, accept criticism, and work with limited resources.


Minimum 3 years’ on-air radio experience.
This position requires SAG-AFTRA membership.
All KNKX employees must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to the job start date.

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