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Part-time News Anchor

Date: Sep 1, 2018

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20008

Company: American University


WAMU 88-5, the NPR News Station in the Nation’s Capital, is looking for part-time news anchors for weekend hosting. If you are passionate about news, public affairs and public radio storytelling, with the ability to evoke on-air a distinctive sense of place about the Washington, DC area, then we want to hear from you.


The ideal candidate will have a conversational, inviting, warm and friendly on-air delivery and style. They will sound authentic, curious and engaging. Must be able to move nimbly between difficult and upbeat stories with the appropriate tone or emotion. Ability to use the immediacy of “live” radio to engage in the digital world.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 25-Nonexempt

Preferred Education and Experience

•           2+ years on-air hosting experience preferred

•           Associate degree and/or equivalent work experience

•           Excellent verbal and written communications skills

•           Professional sounding voice with a sound and style that connects with public radio listeners.

•           Strong work ethic; ability to work under pressure

•           General knowledge of radio station operation and specifically broadcast board equipment.

•           Must be available to work weekends and holidays on a regular basis

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

If you are a qualified candidate and want to join a fast moving, growing public media station, send along your cover letter and resume along with an audio sample of your hosting experience. 


Current American University Employees:

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Contact Us:

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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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