On-Air Host, KBIA

Website KBIA

The Missouri School of Journalism seeks applications for an On-Air Host for KBIA – an Edward R. Murrow national award–winning radio station and a working laboratory for students at the University of Missouri.


KBIA News (91.3 FM) is an award-winning, innovative newsroom located in the university town of Columbia, on the campus of the oldest journalism school in the world, the Missouri School of Journalism. The station serves a 70-mile listening area, which includes more than 40,000 listeners in 14 counties.


Responsibilities include hosting KBIA radio programs, recording and editing audio for on-air features, producing on-air promotional materials, recording overnight underwriting, training student announcers, and staffing fund drives. A significant portion of this role includes working with student newscast anchors. This primarily concerns checking the technical aspects of some tasks that student newscasters perform.  On-air announcers are asked to review and verify that the student’s files are in the correct format, are the correct length and bear the correct name after they are sent into the automation system (AudioVault).  This can involve giving the student direction on how to correct problems if they are discovered.  Feedback on non- editorial, technical details such as the correct pronunciation of place names or of public officials can also be given.




$16.92/hour Shift

Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm with some nights and weekends Preferred Qualifications

Public media on-air experience, air check is required, and expereince with on-air fundraising is desireable. Application Materials

Please submit 3 audio samples of 20 MB or less wave files; Cover Letter, Resume, and contact information for three professional references along with online application required. Applications submitted without a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references will not be considered.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits


Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.


Equal Employment Opportunity


The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.


To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573- 884-7278.

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://kbia.org/kbia-positions#stream/0 →

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