Join one of North America’s most exciting classical music public radio stations, KDFC, in the heart of dynamic San Francisco. KDFC serves a large and enthusiastic audience throughout the Bay area. With decades of success behind us, we are embarking on a new era of celebrating classical music. New studios are scheduled for completion in 2020 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Along with the new location, KDFC will be inventing creative ways to engage communities, champion new artists and share classical music with our audiences on the radio and beyond.
We are looking for an experienced radio host for weekday mornings with a passion for classical music and for the audience. The candidate must be an experienced broadcaster with a working knowledge of classical music. The position will involve extensive on-air hosting, social media/digital engagement and live events with our listeners and members of the arts community. You’ll be part of a team of amazing professionals discovering new and innovative ways to enrich people’s lives with classical music.
KDFC is part of the University of Southern California Radio Group, a network of 11 stations in Northern and Southern California reaching 1.3 million listeners each week.
This position is a program host for KDFC Radio, focused on weekday mornings as well as digital content and live events. There are additional hosting requirements for recorded programs on weekends as well as hosting during fund drives. Candidate must have a passion for and a basic knowledge of classical music, and the facility to pronounce classical names and titles appropriately. The host must be comfortable speaking in public and have a talent for presenting classical music to a broad audience. The person must have an engaging presentation style that can weave topical elements beyond classical music into a show effortlessly and be inviting to new and current listeners. Superior writing skills and experience on digital platforms are also required. Candidate must be able to work well with others and have experience working in radio, with an overall understanding of broadcast operations, programming automation systems, and digital media.
- Demonstrated experience as radio host.
- Basic knowledge of classical music repertoire, history, composers and performers.
- Live-broadcast experience.
- Basic radio operation skills and knowledge of FCC regulations.
- Knowledge of digital content writing and story-telling approaches.
- Bachelor’s Degree or combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
- 5 years or combined experience/education as substitute for minimum experience
Cover Letter and Resume required
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 5 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Minimum Field of Expertise: Thorough knowledge of programming area. Demonstrated radio broadcast announcing ability. Basis radio operation skills and knowledge of FSS regulations.
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