❏ Delivers newscasts; announces radio playlist of musical selections; gives weather and traffic conditions; delivers sport scores, statistics and upcoming game information.
❏ Comments on music and other matters of interest to audience (e.g. time, weather, traffic conditions) and may interview musical personalities and members of listening audience.
❏ Typically specializes in one type of music (e.g. classical, pop, rock, country and western, etc.).
❏ Writes, reviews and/or edits news copy, introductions, public service announcements, commercials, pre-recorded reports, contests, etc.
❏ Participates in promotional events.
❏ May be responsible for operating control board for studios and remote programming.
❏ May directly sell advertising space to advertisers.
❏ Regulates program timing, operates syndicated programming, and plays commercials.
❏ Monitors the technical quality and accuracy of incoming and outgoing on-air programming from master control room.
❏ Protects station’s license by censoring live programs and deleting words/phrases not permitted on air.
❏ Processes time-out programming for accurate play back.
❏ Checks studio equipment for proper functioning and notifies Engineering of technical malfunctions affecting quality of the broadcast.
❏ Handles emergency inserts (e.g. news updates and breaking stories, emergencies, alert system tests, etc.).
❏ Socially informed and perceptive; up-to-date and in tune with the local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of topics/events related to on-air discussions
❏ Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation
❏ Well-rounded communication skills for conducting interviews
❏ Ability to make others feel comfortable and open up on air
❏ Excellent writing and editing skills; proficient in grammar
❏ Proficient in media production and broadcast systems
❏ Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking
❏ May require selling skills
❏ May require other language proficiency, e.g., Spanish