Radio Host

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
14 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Aug 2019
Ref
81-32259
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview    

The mission of the President’s Center is to support the President, the trustees, and the University’s senior leadership; advance Penn’s highest priorities; to aid the faculty, students, and staff in their teaching, research, and service activities; and to advance excellence at Penn. In addition to the Office of the President, the President’s Center includes the following units: African-American Resource Center, Almanac, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Office of General Counsel, Office of Institutional Research & Analysis, Office of Government and Community Affairs, Office of the Ombudsman, Office of the Sexual Violence Investigative Officer, Office of the University Secretary, University Archives and Records Center, Office of University Communications, and WXPN. http://www.upenn.edu/president/

Duties    

WXPN is looking for a host/producer for World Cafe, its 2 hour daily national music program distributed by NPR. S/he will primarily be responsible for interviewing guests, writing and recording the daily show, and collaborating with World Cafe staff on various production elements for radio and digital.

Qualifications    

BA/BS or equivalent experience required. A minimum of five years of outstanding experience in on-air radio presentation including music programming, producing and interviewing required. Exceptional knowledge of a wide range of contemporary music and excellent storytelling, journalism and interviewing skills are essential. Must have the ability to produce a full range of music radio and digital programming content. Must have strong social medial skills. Ideal candidate must have a successful history of managing a demanding workload, excellent people skills, and an ability to lead. This position requires formal and informal public appearances. Candidate should possess excellent technical skills & experience using Pro Tools to produce and edit sessions. Experience at public radio station and on-air fund raising a plus.

Affirmative Action Statement    

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Quick Link: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/46944