Job Description:

WHRO Public Media, located in Norfolk, VA, offers employment opportunities in a variety of disciplines including communications, education, creative services, programming, interactive services, information technology, development, radio and television engineering, accounting and many other areas.

The Sr. Newsroom Host and Producer will be the leading voice on WHRO’s new weekday daytime show, which is an extension of WHRO’s newsroom. The Sr. Newsroom Host and Producer will plan and lead shows about what makes Hampton Roads unique, and will reintroduce listeners to Hampton Roads by humanizing the news by offering a strong and compelling local narrative

Duties/Responsibilities: • Host WHRO’s new weekday daytime show which includes live and pre-recorded elements • Conceptualize, research, and assist in producing daytime program • Establish priorities, vision, and objectives of the show in conjunction with the newsroom strategic plan and News Director • Participate in daily news meeting, and find connection between WHRO reporting and the daily show • Maintain appropriate and professional social media accounts to engage with the audience of the daytime show, soliciting questions, suggestions and sources • Create audio spots for newscasts from the daily show with the assistance of a producer • Develop show segments that inform, introduce, and present the region in new and compelling ways • Lead thoughtful, sensitive discussions about breaking news events during daytime show • Participate in periodic aircheck reviews with the program and news director to enhance the sound and performance of the show • Localize national subjects to appeal to Hampton Roads’ diverse population • Develop engaging, energetic and personable on-air personality • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities: • Five to ten year’s professional radio hosting experience • Proven knowledge of professional online journalism practices, including professional journalism writing • Strong social media presence • Proven ability to distill complex information into clear and concise copy for diverse listeners

Education: • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years’ related professional experience

Experience: • Familiarity with digital audio editing software, especially Adobe Audition

COVID-19: WHRO requires that employees working onsite maintain a COVID-19 fully vaccinated status and will be required to provide a copy of their immunization card or certification statement to WHRO’s Human Resources Department.

Equity Statement It is WHRO’s policy to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

AA/EOE/M/F/Disability/VETS/Drug Free

Job Location: 
Norfolk, VA
United States
Job Category: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Job Type: 
Full time
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