LA2050
KCRW

All Things Considered Anchor

Employment type
Full-Time
Posted
11 days ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

KCRW, public radio in Los Angeles, is a dynamic and exciting workplace filled with curious and creative people. We operate with integrity and use our programming to build community on the air, online and in person. Our large roster of locally-created programming connects us to what’s happening in LA and in the world.

KCRW is seeking a full-time Anchor for the afternoon shift. This on-air host helps the team create local news and culture coverage during NPR’s signature show All Things Considered as well as on KCRW’s digital channels. We’re looking for candidates who are:

Mindful collaborators. You’ll be supported by a talented news producer and board operator, working alongside other KCRW editors, producers and reporters.

Curious communicators. You’ll be speaking with everyone about all things: you enjoy interviewing community leaders, newsmakers, experts, artists and creatives alike. And you're not afraid to address unfamiliar, sometimes uncomfortable, topics with an open mind.

Excited about Southern California. You’ll be reporting and sharing LA stories that matter to a diverse audience in -- or connected to -- SoCal.

Smart audio journalists. You are passionate about broadcast and podcasts, but interested in exploring other mediums, always using your news judgment and creativity to make KCRW’s local coverage dynamic, crisp, and clear.

This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the News Director. This position is in the SAG-AFTRA Bargaining Unit. 

KCRW will have in effect a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees beginning September 15, 2021. The mandate is subject to accommodation in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating on weekly as well as daily segments with a team
  • Anchoring local breaks during ATC
  • Building dynamic newscasts 
  • Live coverage during breaking news
  • Interview preparation, research and execution
  • Contributing digital stories to KCRW.com 
  • Preparing taped stories for air
  • Reporting from the field when necessary 
  • Looking for ways to innovate KCRW’s local news delivery

 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable about general news and Southern California
  • Experience with live on-air hosting (experience with Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other public radio news programs preferred)
  • Minimum 5 years related work experience required
  • Digital media savvy
  • Able to edit audio (knowledge of Dalet, Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Audacity or equivalent preferred)
  • Critical thinking
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to efficiently prioritize and meet deadlines

 

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Journalism or related field preferred

 

Benefits include:

  • Premium working holiday pay rate
  • Sick leave award
  • Vacation leave accrual
  • Paid holidays
  • Health insurance (including medical, dental, vision, FSA, life and AD&D) eligibility
  • 403(b) with company match
To apply

Apply for this position here: https://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/kcrw/job/omKRgfwX?__jvst=job%20board&__jvsd=LA2050