Radio/TV Announcer (Multiple Positions and On-Call)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Radio/TV Announcer (Multiple Positions and On-Call)
Department Radio Broadcast Services (3102)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Are you a classical music connoisseur or a news enthusiast? If so, Arizona Public Media (AZPM) is seeking individuals who can host/anchor local network programming and/or introduce and announce CLASSICAL musical recordings for the KUAT/KUAZ radio stations on an “on-call” basis. On-call availability may involve weekday and/or weekend evenings, holidays, and other shifts as scheduled. These are permanent on-call positions with hours not to exceed 19 per week.

AZPM receives a significant amount of support from the University, viewers, listeners, and corporate supporters. Regardless of job capacity, each employee is obligated to present a professional and helpful business image to those with whom they come in contact both within and without the organization.

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Operates control room equipment and board during broadcasts; delivers live spots and content.
  • Documents discrepancies and maintains required Federal Communications Commission programs and engineering logs on assigned shifts.
  • Cues and starts music and programs while maintaining volume level.
  • Introduces and announces various classical music recordings.
  • Provides announcements to the audience on the programs and matters of interest.
  • Reviews program schedules and obtains recordings from the library for on-air as needed.
  • Responds to calls from the listening audience.
  • Participates in fundraising drives as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Auditioning recording required for consideration (please see ‘Special Instructions to Applicant’ section below).
  • Skill in speaking clearly with a well modulated voice.
  • Excellent working knowledge of classical music including musical history, composition, composers, and performers for classical assignments.
  • At least six months of radio announcing experience.
  • Skill in the pronunciation of foreign languages and technical names, places, and titles.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

No prior experience required.

Preferred Qualifications


Full Time/Part Time On Call
Number of Hours Worked per Week up to 19
Job Category Temporary and Part-time
Benefits Eligible No
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24585
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Michael D. Testerman, J.D., SPHR

Open Date 02/21/2018
Review Start Date 02/26/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

You will be prompted to attach your auditioning recording after uploading your resume. The document slot will be titled ‘Media File’.

Please note: Upon submitting your application, your references will receive an automated email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

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Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have excellent working knowledge of classical music, including musical history, composition, composers, and performers?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least six months of radio announcing experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you skilled in the pronunciation of foreign languages and technical names, places, and titles?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Media File
Optional Documents