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Talk Host, KIRO (On Call/Fill In) – Bonneville Seattle – Seattle, WA


Company: Bonneville Seattle

Address: Seattle, WA


  • Full Time

Bonneville Seattle

POSITION PURPOSE:

KIRO FM is looking for on-call, fill-in talk show hosts. Hosts must be able to prepare and deliver entertaining, informative, compelling content for fast-paced local Seattle talk shows. Must have ability to prepare thoughtful, curious topics and present them in a fun, unique manner. Must have a strong background in digital content (i.e. streaming audio, video, social media etc.) and ability to grow the audience for these broadcasts across all media platforms and promote the show by using excellent writing, social media skills.

Submit full hour of recent talk show broadcast or relevant demo that demonstrates your abilities.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to plan, prepare, produce and deliver content in shows in an entertaining and professional manner.
  • Ability to build audience by connecting on a personal level with listeners/users and generating loyalty.
  • Ability to work independently at times, but also able to take direction from management/supervisors.
  • Basic understanding of operating a remote broadcast (if not in Bonneville Seattle studio).
  • Ability to recognize, conceptualize, and develop unique angles and topics within the most talked about stories of the day.
  • Knows 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.
  • 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.
  • Assertive attitude with a strong desire to advance in broadcasting media.
  • 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 in a fast and concise manner under pressure. Demonstrated ability to present live and ad-lib unscripted content with continuity, meaning and clarity.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communication, journalism, related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Medium or large market hosting experience (1-2 years).


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively.
  • Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination.
  • Lift, move, and carry up to 20 pounds on occasion


WHO WE ARE:

Bonneville International has been a leader in broadcasting for over 50 years, with a mission to build up, connect, inform and celebrate communities and families across our markets. We currently own and operate 22 radio stations in Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Sacramento, San Francisco and Salt Lake City, along with the NBC Affiliate TV station, KSL TV 5, in Salt Lake. We’re proud of our history, and we want talented people to join us as we continue to grow!

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.

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