WKAR Seeks Weekend Edition Host/Reporter

Feb 20, 2020

WKAR, the NPR affiliate for Michigan State University and the mid-Michigan region, is seeking an experienced, charismatic, and dedicated local anchor and producer for ‘Weekend Edition’. Weekend responsibilities include writing and anchoring two formal newscasts, four casual news updates, and recording evening and overnight weather forecasts. When you’re not hosting Weekend Edition, you’ll be writing and reporting news content, cultivating and pitching story ideas during daily news meetings, and engaging our audience and community via social media.  This person will report to the managing editor, and will work closely with the radio station manager, program director, other on-air hosts, reporters, and student interns. This is a full-time position working weekends and three weekdays.

This position will also enjoy the spectacular benefits that Michigan State University has to offer. In addition to salary, Michigan State University provides its staff with a variety of benefits, which are among the best in the profession. Among the most important are a retirement program (10% matching), health, prescription drug, dental, and life coverage.

East Lansing, Michigan continuously ranks as a ‘best place to live’ for its very affordable living, small town charm, vibrant arts and local activities – not to mention it’s only short drive to Michigan’s captivating great lakes and beautiful scenic views.

Required Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in broadcasting, communication, journalism, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to produce high quality content and programming; a minimum of one year of on-air experience; experience with automation systems and audio editing; ability to work on multiple tasks, on deadline, and under pressure; comfortable working live or recorded; self-motivated with experience turning ideas into action; prior on-air experience in public and/or commercial broadcasting; work experience that demonstrates professionalism, curiosity, and diverse interests.

WKAR is a division of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University. It includes WKAR-TV, WKAR AM and FM, WKAR.org, the Radio Reading Service, and WKAR Ready-To-Learn, and contributes to the educational experience of Michigan State University's 50,000-plus student body. For additional information, please visit wkar.org.

Application deadline is March 20, 2020.  Qualified applicants can apply online by visiting careers.msu.edu and refer to job posting #638036.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.