Job Description:

WBGO/NEWARK PUBLIC RADIO is the premiere Jazz broadcaster in the country, serving the New York City metropolitan area and a worldwide audience via WBGO seeks to fill an upcoming vacancy in our roster of full-time announcers. The Announcer/Producer will serve a primary role as an on-air presenter of content, with additional duties including digital content creation/curation and station outreach.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Production and hosting of live and pre-recorded program segments, including interviews
  • Operation and monitoring of studio equipment for broadcasts                  
  • Review, selection and preparation of library music and related information for broadcasts
  • Accurate execution and notation of daily program log entries
  • Accurate maintenance of on-air music playlist
  • Digital content creation and curation, including digital audio production and web production
  • Participation in station fundraising and outreach activities
  • Audience engagement via social media
  • Attendance of regularly scheduled staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and broadcasting experience
  • Five years experience hosting a music program for radio
  • A demonstrated deep knowledge of jazz, blues and related music
  • Experience operating audio and broadcasting equipment
  • A demonstrated facility with computers, digital audio production and website content management
  • A demonstrated facility with social media platforms and knowledge of social media best practices

Send resume, cover letter and samples of air work to Steven Williams, Director of Programming - WBGO/NEWARK PUBLIC RADIO –

Deadline for submission:  5/26/2017

Job Location: 
Newark, NJ
United States
Job Category: 
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 

Steven Williams, Director of Programming - WBGO/NEWARK PUBLIC RADIO –