FY18 FM On-Call/On-Air Announcer

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Classification:Temporary Clerical Casual
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 75
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Advancement & Outreach
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Other

Position Summary:

KUAC TV/FM is looking for part-time radio announcers. Key duties include (1) live program, public service & promotional announcements on air; (2) operation of the broadcast console, automation system, and other state-of-the-art equipment; and (3) monitoring satellite feeds and recordings.


KUAC FM has occasional need for part-time radio announcers.  This may be the position that is the beginning of a career in the broadcasting field.

Key duties include the following activities:

      --Live program, public service & promotional announcements on air;

     --Operation of the broadcast console, automation system, and other state-of-the-art equipment; and

      --Monitoring satellite feeds and recordings.  

This is a pool position which will be open for a 12-month period.  The application pool will be reviewed as the need for on-call/temporary on-air announcers arises.  If this is a position that interests you, please do consider applying.


Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
Conversational speaking style that is easily understood by a wide variety of audience members.
Strong attention to detail.
Commitment to attendance and punctuality.
Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous tasks.
Ability to follow directions.
Ability to maintain positive relations with the public.
Understanding of the mission of public broadcasting.
Requires some flexibility in scheduling.
Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience:

Demonstrated professional experience in a customer service environment.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position include experience with operating mixing consoles, digital media sources, CD players and other equipment common to radio operations. Experience with, knowledge of, and an interest in a wide array of musical genres, including classical, jazz, and folk. Familiarity with public radio format and style.

Typical Education or Training:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Applications Documents to be Submitted:

Cover letter, resume, and 3 references.


Background Check:

The successful applicant may be required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:  http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action:

The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood, genetic code or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace:

Pursuant to Board of Regent’ Policy 04.02.040, the University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. This prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use by an employee of a controlled substance in any workplace of the university.

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/


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