Host, KIRO

  • Bonneville International
  • Seattle, Washington
  • May 16, 2023
Full time

Job Description

Our company is committed to being trusted voices of light and truth reaching hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Who We Are At Bonneville International, our purpose is to build up, connect, inform, and celebrate communities and families in the markets we serve. As an integrated media company, we provide content, advertising, and digital marketing solutions across 23 radio stations in Denver, Phoenix, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle, along with the NBC Affiliate TV station, KSL-TV 5, in Salt Lake. We are responsible for lifting and inspiring with respect and giving voice to all the communities and clients we serve. We believe that empowering our employees to share their ideas and experiences will fuel creativity, innovation, and inspiration. A diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to our ability to create and deliver exceptional content, products, and services that represent our communities. We're proud of our history and we want talented people to join us as we continue to grow! To learn more about Bonneville and how our local media matters, visit: Position Overview Perform an informative and entertaining daily talk show that attracts targeted audience and builds ratings and digital engagement in line with desired News/Talk format. Note: This position is an onsite role that requires the employee to work at our Seattle studio. Work configurations are subject to change based on business needs and at company discretion. What You Will Do: Primary job duties will include, but are not limited to: Plan, prepare, produce and deliver daily content in an entertaining and professional manner in a style consistent with standards of performance as established by the Program Director, keeping within the FCC guidelines. Build and capture audience by connecting on a personal level with listeners/users, generating loyalty, and having a unique and informed perspective. Discuss current events in a conversational manner. Recognize, conceptualize, and develop unique angles and topics within the most talked about stories of the day. Collaborate with the show producer to create audio opportunities and develop story ideas. Understand and adhere to policies and FCC Rules and Regulations which pertain to announcers, particularly, but not limited to Sections 315, 317 and 508. Meet the needs of the company by being available for production duties and promotional appearances (both paid and unpaid); maintaining a strong listenership; contributing to the Company's digital initiatives (blogs, podcasts, online listener chats, videos, etc.), accomplishing goals; being an asset to the team and reviewing performance with management on a regular basis. Maintain technical knowledge by understanding studio equipment; informing management of needed repairs; participating in professional societies; reviewing professional publications. Able to prepare and deliver performances including the recording, editing and playback of telephone calls, the preparation of recorded "bits" and other show elements and the operation of the control room console and studio equipment. Enhance team performance by always behaving in a professional manner; constantly looking for methods of improvement; attending individual and staff meetings as required; engaging with colleagues and contributing ideas. Meet clients' needs by being available when needed; building a positive rapport; exhibiting a positive attitude; being knowledgeable about the Station, Bonneville International Corporation; understanding and upholding Company values and mission statement. Skills and Experience We Are Looking For: Understanding of Seattle/Puget Sound area news and general news practices. Ability to build and maintain a diverse audience. Ability to plan, research, develop, prepare, produce, and deliver compelling content in an entertaining and professional manner. Consistently works hours required to prepare and deliver a successful program on a consistent daily basis. Works more when required to meet deadlines including weekends, evenings, etc. Familiar with computer software, possess basic computer skills and have basic knowledge of social media platforms. Able to learn new systems quickly. Ability to work in a fast and concise manner under pressure. Demonstrated ability to present live and ad-lib unscripted content with continuity, meaning and clarity. Understand the difference between a news story and compelling and entertaining talk topics. Ability to identify compelling audio and know how to incorporate into show. Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of passionate, excitable and driven personalities. Self-starter with ability to change gears quickly. Creative problem-solving skills and ability to think quickly on your feet. Understand station's brand promise and values and work in compliance with company policies and procedures. Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor. Ability to work independently at times, but also able to take direction from management/supervisors. Ability to recognize, conceptualize, and develop unique angles and topics within the most talked about stories of the day. Familiar with laws on libel and slander and familiar with FCC Rules and Regulations. Ability to integrate programming content on a variety of new media platforms including the internet, text messaging and other newly developed technologies. Word processing and computer skills required. Ability to operate studio, recording and editing equipment as needed. Desire to innovate show segments and develop creative new performance ideas. Accept direction and critique and incorporate feedback into future programs. Larger market hosting experience (1-2 years), preferred. Background in news broadcasting, preferred. 4-year college degree, preferred. Audition/demo may be required. Physical Demands: Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively. Manual dexterity and fine motor skills to operate computer keys and general office equipment. Ability to work on a computer for prolonged periods of time. Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time. Compensation Range $90,000- $225,000 This range spans multiple levels of this role. Salary will be determined by an evaluation of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant along with internal and external benchmarks. What We Offer You: Check Out Our Bonneville Benefits! Employees at Bonneville can enjoy a broad offering of benefits, including: Robust, affordable medical, dental and vision coverage with no wait period for enrollment. 401(k) with Company match and employer-funded retirement account, both fully vested from day one. Paid leave for new parents under our Medical Maternity (8 weeks) and Parental Leave (8 weeks) benefits. Opportunities to apply for tuition reimbursement. Paid time off for vacation (120 hours accrued per year) and sick leave (80 hours accrued per year) in addition to 12 paid company holidays per year. Paid time off for volunteering (40 hours per year). Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services. Access to an entire team of free financial planners. Matches on contributions to charitable organizations after one year of service. Continuous growth and development opportunities. Dynamic team culture that values teamwork, having fun, and collaboration. Bonneville is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disability PWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply.