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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

On-Air Announcer



Job Description

To provide on air announcement and news anchoring; On-air board operation; News gathering, writing and reading; Conduct interviews; Assist with on-air fund-raising, election coverage and production; Monitor transmitter readings and know and adhere to the FCC rules and regulations.


  • Write and deliver news broadcasts
  • Utilize effective oral communications during broadcasting
  • Ability to speak, read and write in English fluently

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:

  • Diagnose technical problems and respond accordingly
  • Demonstrate analytical skills


  • General knowledge of computers

Self-Directed Learning:

  • Have ability to recognize, initiate and complete various tasks

Competence in a Discipline:

  • Use various pieces of broadcasting equipment
  • Receive and deliver emergency alert system messages
  • Comply with FCC rules and regulations

Personal/Social Development:

  • Pay attention to detail
  • Exhibit professionalism and courtesy
  • Exhibit positive customer relations skills
  • Meet deadlines

Team Work/Team Leading:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment


  • Have ability to work with diverse on and off campus populations

Cultural Enrichment:

  • Exposure to topics appropriate for public radio


Applicants must complete an audition on Monday, April 20 or Tuesday, April 21, 2015,  3:00 - 5:00 PM.  The audition requires a pre-recorded air check and newscast and the successful pronunciation of a list of words.  Pick up an audition packet from Patty Holley, Wells Hall 219.  It is strongly recommended that applicants speak English as a primary language and have completed Introduction to Broadcast Operations MC 20-111 and one trimester of Practicum in Radio MC 20-215.

Wage Rate


Hours Available

10 Hours

Start Date

May 4, 2015 or August 31, 2015

Application Deadline

April 21, 2015


Patty Holley


Wells Hall 219




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