Job Description:

AZPM, the award-winning NPR/PBS affiliate in Tucson, Arizona, has openings for part-time Radio/TV Announcers on their news and classical radio stations KUAZ and KUAT-FM. The successful candidate will host syndicated and local news and information programming and/or music programming during an assigned shift, with occasional other duties as assigned. If selected, you would join a dedicated team committed to bringing quality programming with integrity to Southern Arizona.

AZPM is an editorially independent, nonprofit service of the University of Arizona and is funded through the generous support of annual and sustaining members, the business community (through program underwriting), fee-for-service production activities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and direct and in-kind support from the UArizona. Regardless of job capacity, each employee is obligated to present a professional and helpful image to those with whom they come in contact both within and outside of the organization.

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Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • 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, audio editing software, and monitors.
  • Research, develop, write, and produce content for broadcast.
  • Review program log for assigned program periods and secure appropriate recordings and written materials for public informational announcements, promotional announcements, funding acknowledgments, and other programmatic material.
  • Introduce and announce various acquired programs and provide additional comments and information to the listening audience. May occasionally serve as a substitute host during another announcer's regularly scheduled air shift.
  • Record and edit content for broadcast.
  • Participate in on-air membership campaigns by requesting listeners to send contributions to support the radio station.
  • Maintain awareness of and monitor transmitter performance parameters.
  • Research and prepare interview questions, and conduct interviews. Represent the station occasionally at community and public events and may serve as master of ceremonies at events.
  • Monitor EAS equipment and respond to announcements and events as prescribed in Emergency Alert System requirements. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated oral and written communications skills and an understanding of public radio and radio broadcasting.
  • Knowledge of current local, national, and international events.
  • Knowledge of classical music.
  • Strong on-air presence compatible with NPR aesthetics.
  • Skill at using a friendly and conversational style on-air.
  • Skill in operating electronic broadcasting control and production systems.
  • Skill in speaking clearly, diction, and voice modulation.
  • Skill in pronouncing foreign names and places and non-English language words.
  • Skill in voice recording and audio editing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including good listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure and in tight deadline situations.
  • Performs well in ad lib speaking situations such as live interviews, on-air fundraising shifts, and public event appearances.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Federal Communications Commission regulations and rules governing broadcast operations of radio stations.


Job Location: 
Tucson, AZ
United States
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Part time
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