QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
- Minimum of five (5) years of experience in broadcasting with a strong working knowledge of NPR Morning Edition local hosting and producing to include that experience in excess of a Staff Announcer/Interviewer Specialist;
- Strong staff announcing skills with an emphasis on news presentation;
- Working knowledge of FCC rules and regulations relating to studio operations and journalistic standards;
- Ability to master new broadcast technologies;
- Excellent writing and interviewing skills;
- Strong people skills;
- Highly organized with an eye for detail;
- Self-starter who can perform duties without direct supervision;
- Extensive creativity with expertise in the operation of all standard broadcast studio equipment;
- Computer literate;
- Proven expertise in or the ability to operate studio equipment such as audio consoles, microphones, routing switchers, and computer editing systems;
- Ability to read scripts in a highly personable, conversational style, to ad lib, and be capable of conducting guest interviews;
- Ability to write, edit, produce and effectively schedule such spots as “on air promos,” fundraising and public service spots, and news stories;
- Valid Florida driver’s license.
- Preference shall be given to the following:
- Bachelor’s degree in communications or a related field;
- Familiarity with computer programs dealing with broadcast automation systems and audio editing.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Writing and producing morning and noon newscasts;
- Producing interview shows, feature reports and broadcast specials;
- Serving as the morning news announcer;
- Writing and producing an audio rich monthly news feature, as well as a weekly interview highlighting community events and activities.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Writing, producing and announcing hourly newscasts and local inserts between 5AM and 9AM weekday and at other times;
- Producing a weekly interview focusing on local community activities, and monthly in-depth news features;
- Writing, announcing and producing fundraising messages, public service announcements, and on-air promotions, as well as other special assignments as determined by the WQCS Station Manager;
- Working early mornings and some evenings or holidays as assigned.
This position requires an ability to sit and stand for long periods of time, walk, bend, lift, reach up, stoop, and carry items occasionally in excess of twenty-five (25) pounds. It also requires manual dexterity to operate standard office machines, such as, copier, fax, telephone, and other equipment as necessary. IRSC expects its employees to follow proper safety standards while employed by the College.