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RADIO HOST/PRODUCER/REPORTER

02 May, 2022

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an online application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Applicants should send a writing sample, and recordings of their on-air work, to westo1rr@cmich.edu.

The position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials before Sunday, May 15, 2022.
Position Number76540
Type of RecruitmentExternal
Position TitleRADIO HOST/PRODUCER/REPORTER
Position SummaryThis position will serve as the local host of WCMU’s Morning Edition serving central and northern Michigan. Writes and delivers live newscasts, in addition to other critical information, such as weather, underwriting announcements, and promos. When not on the air, this position reports spot and feature stories conducts interviews, writes for our website, may edit for reporting staff and students, and generate new ideas for WCMU and the newsroom.
Required QualificationsBR-1:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, broadcasting, or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Experience in reporting situations, including impromptu interview questioning and scripted situations.
Experience in field newsgathering or remote recording situations.
Experience serving as the host of a radio news program.
Must possess basic announcing skills.
General knowledge of digital audio editing and studio situations.
Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with faculty, students, visitors and fellow work associates.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
BR-2:
In addition to the qualifications listed under BR-1:
Demonstrated advanced announcing skills.
BR-3:
In addition to the qualifications listed under BR-1 and BR-2:
Demonstrated expert-level announcing skills.
Preferred QualificationsBR-1:
Two years of successful experience in on-air situations and field recording/newsgathering with increasing responsibilities.
Acquisition and successful demonstration of capabilities in basic digital audio editing.
Demonstrated ability to develop program segments and to develop new program concepts.
Demonstrated ability to formulate interview segments and questions.
BR-2:
Four years of successful experience in on-air and field recording/newsgathering, with increasing responsibilities or two years of experience as a local host of an NPR News magazine, such as Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, or All Things Considered.
Acquisition and successful demonstration of capabilities in advanced digital audio editing.
Demonstrated ability to develop program segments and to develop new program concepts.
Demonstrated ability to formulate interview segments and questions.
BR-3:
Six years of successful experience in on-air and field recording/newsgathering, with increasing responsibilities or four years of experience as a local host of an NPR News magazine, such as Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, or All Things Considered.
Acquisition and successful demonstration of expert-level capabilities in digital audio editing.
Demonstrated ability to develop program segments and to develop new program concepts.
Demonstrated ability to formulate interview segments and questions.
Duties & Responsibilities
BR-1:
Plans and schedules interviews for radio station use.
Researches program topics and or guests for possible programs or segments.
Acts as talent for fundraisers, interviews, and programs.
Operates radio remote and studio equipment as required.
Assists in the development of Radio programs and materials.
Assists in the development of interviews or guest appearances.
Acts as on-air host or news program anchor.
Contributes to ongoing major projects.
BR-2:
Performs duties and responsibilities of BR-1 and;
Assigns and edits stories for staff/student news reporters as directed by News Director.
Edits reports submitted by independent news reporters as directed by News Director.
Develops relationships with NPR assignment editors and presents potential story ideas for inclusion in nationally broadcast news shows.
Develops and completes major project ideas.
BR-3:
Performs duties and responsibilities of BR-1 and BR-2 and;
Maintains relationship with NPR assignment editors and presents potential story ideas for inclusion in nationally broadcast news shows.
Supervision ExercisedNone.
Message to ApplicantsCentral Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an online application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Applicants should send a writing sample, and recordings of their on-air work, to westo1rr@cmich.edu.

The position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials before Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Employee GroupPublic Broadcasting - Salary
Staff Pay Level
Pay Range$35,600 - $48,000
DivisionGovernment and External Relations
DepartmentPublic Broadcasting
Position StatusRegular
Position End Date
Employment StatusFull-Time
FTE1.0
Position Type12 month
Weekly Work ScheduleMonday-Friday, 4:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
At-Will?No
LocationMount Pleasant, MI
About the Department
About CMUCentral Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science, and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology, and more.

Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling, and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland, and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state, and national norms.
CMU Leadership StandardsCentral Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act like a family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.
EEO StatementCMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie).If you wish to see “EEO is the Law” posters, please click here.CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU’s Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary, or both.CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:

Phone: 989-774-3253

Office: 103 E. Preston St.

Bovee University Center, suite 306

Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Email: titleix@cmich.edu
Posting Ends
Open Until FilledYes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn of this job opportunity? Please list the specific advertising source or indicate if it was word of mouth.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you currently an internal employee of CMU according to the university's definition?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
    • Not Applicable
    • Dispatcher
    • Medical Faculty
    • Office Professional
    • P&A, SO, or Faculty
    • Police
    • Public Broadcasting
    • Sergeant
    • Service Maintenance
    • Supervisory/Technical
  4. * To keep our campus and community as safe as possible, Central Michigan University has established COVID-19 policies and requirements for students, faculty and staff. Please review the, "Protect Yourself. Protect Others" policies prior to applying for any position on campus. Do you agree to comply with these requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have at least a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, broadcasting, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience in reporting situations, including impromptu interview questioning and scripted situations?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience in field newsgathering or remote recording situations?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have experience serving as the host of a radio news program?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Work Sample
Optional Documents
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