FM On-Air Host Part-Time

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Classification:Broadcast & Media Technician 3
Grade:Grade 77
Work type:Staff Part-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Advancement & Outreach
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Position Summary:

KUAC FM serves as the radio public broadcasting service for the Interior of Alaska and associated translator communities ranging from Nome to Delta Junction. KUAC is recruiting a Broadcast/Media Technician 3 to work the mid-morning hours, Monday radio broadcast scheduling software. We thank you for your interest!


15Update playlists. Review public service announcements (PSAs) and edit copy as needed. Customize/design the show logs. Perform other duties as assigned.Essential
25Programming content integration with an emphasis on local news production and announcements. Follow FCC regulations regarding radio broadcasting and emergency alert procedures, including the public service announcement (PSA) rules. Assist with gear set-up for live in-studio and external productions. Assist broadcast engineers as needed to assure signal quality.Essential
60As a radio host, responsible for the operation of the broadcast console system, automation system, and other on-air equipment and software. This includes monitoring KUAC streaming services and ingesting of programs from various content providers. Monitor local transmission for remote and on-site broadcasting.Essential


Comprehensive knowledge of radio broadcast operations, media production, communication and dissemination techniques and methods. Advanced demonstrated knowledge of a broad range of broadcast media equipment including computer automation systems, digital editing software, digital routing switchers, broadcast consoles, etc. Excellent radio announcing and board operating skills. Knowledge of industry rules and regulations for broadcasting including Federal Communications Commission and Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Highly effective time management skills, attention to detail and communication and interpersonal abilities. Experience working in a deadline-oriented environment.


One year experience working at a broadcast radio station or relevant equivalent work experience. Experience with broadcast writing and delivery, use of computer database programs, experience with computer automation systems, understanding of public radio station operations and best practices. Experience with ProTrack or other radio broadcast scheduling software.


High school graduation AND one year relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

This is a part-time, Grade 77, minimum $21.81 hourly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on November 2, 2020.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 11/1/2020. 

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

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

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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