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On-Call Crosscut Now Host

Posted 
February 10, 2020

Overview

Cascade Public Media is looking for an engaging on-air presenter to anchor one-minute daily broadcast news segments ‘Crosscut Now,’ as recorded and produced three times per week. 

This position is considered an ‘On Call’ role with the expectation of no more than 10 scheduled hours per week anticipated. Scheduling expectations will be configured weekly with close guidance from the Senior Producer.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

I. Presentation/On-Air 

  1. On-air presenting, reporting and co-hosting
  2. Craft and produce informative public-interest broadcast stories in order to present engaging segments for the audience
  3. Excel in creative thinking, executing unique interviews and work well in a team environment
  4. Act as an ambassador for Cascade Public Media and Crosscut by participating in organization and community events

II. Collaborate   

  1. Research topics and develop questions for segments and guests
  2. Assist sr. producer with creative program segment ideas and writing
  3. Occasionally interview guests; in-studio and on-location (remote) 
  4. Contribute voice-over work to produced video and audio news experiences
  5. Attend some staff meetings
  6. Must be creative, flexible and open to new ideas 
  7. Other duties as assigned by managing editor, visual journalism editor or sr. producer

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. At least two years of on-air news experience (broadcast, web, new media)
  2. BS/BA in Journalism/Communications or equivalent background
  3. Excellent research and interview skills
  4. Flexibility with respect to scheduling and/or assigned work shifts 
  5. Familiar with AP style broadcasting writing format
  6. Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples
  7. Should be well presented on-camera with the ability to deliver copy read from a Teleprompter
  8. Comfortable with fast-approaching deadlines

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Ability to view data on a computer screen for long periods of time
  2. Ability to sit or stand for extended periods 
  3. Ability to regularly type on a keyboard
  4. Ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays as needed

Cascade Public Media is committed to building a team that represents a diversity of thought, experience and personal background