Jazz Radio Program Director and Host

Northwest Public Broadcasting
Wenatchee , WA

Application Deadline: Sunday, Oct 01, 2023


Summary of Duties:
The Jazz Radio Program Director and Jazz-genre Host for Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB) oversees and curates the programming for NWPB’s jazz service that includes KOHO 101.1 FM in Wenatchee, KJEM 89.7 FM in Pullman, and the jazz streaming and online services (websites, social media). This position assists with local content creation interviewing and collaborating with North Central Washington communities. Working closely with station management, producers, and other staff members, the Program Director develops and executes high-quality jazz and music programming that engages and educates the local community and wider station audience. The Program Director serves as the public face of NWPB’s jazz service; hosts on-air broadcasts; researches, coordinates and conducts interviews; and creates a captivating and informative listening experience for jazz enthusiasts.

This position is located in Wenatchee, WA.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a field related to the functional managerial area which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Two (2) years of program directing experience that includes a combination of one (1) year of professional radio on-air host experience and experience in cataloging, record keeping, and/or database management.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Authentic, conversational broadcast voice and ability to work with direction and coaching.
  • Demonstrated ability and knowledge of broadcast production and equipment.
  • Audio production skills.
  • Experience with digital and automation systems, database management, on-air interviewing.
  • Programming and music broadcasting, strong knowledge of jazz and other forms of music.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the public radio field.
  • Experience with digital production, broadcasting, website and social media platforms.

Monthly Salary: $5,139.79 to $6,250.00 | In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the salary listed reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For additional information, please review WSU’s Administrative Professional Compensation. WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For additional information, please review the detailed Summary of Benefits offered by WSU for AP staff and Total Compensation.

Application Instructions: Applicants must upload the following required documents to their online application. Please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents:
Cover letter

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

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