FY20 FM On-Call 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 KUAC
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

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/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

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

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


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