Host for Daily Idaho Show

Mar 9, 2017

Based in the state capitol, Boise State Public Radio is the premier NPR affiliate in Idaho. Through 19 transmitters & translators, it reaches 2/3rds of the state's population. Its headquarters, situated along the Boise River, feature all-digital studios and some of the most loyal listeners in the market. The city of Boise is ranked as one of the "most livable" cities in America. It features a historic downtown, with a vibrant arts scene and an active, outdoors lifestyle. There are hundreds of sunny days and miles of trails in the foothills above the city. Boise State Public Radio is committed to expanding its news footprint in 2017. It is a key media presence in the state and has a growing regional impact across the Mountain West.

Position Overview

Host of an hour-long live daily radio newsmagazine on Boise State Public Radio. Will be a key creative force in helping to create this new program. We're looking for someone who loves to dig into issues, find the human side of policy debates, and explore a range of topics - politics, environment, education, business, health care, and the arts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Host must have the ability both to lead and support a small production team, working closely with the Senior Producer and other key editorial personnel. Must contribute creative ideas for shows in a collaborative environment that extends throughout the newsroom. Conceives, proposes, plans, and helps research ideas for stories and program segments for both broadcast and digital distribution. The ideal candidate will help ensure that the content is of high standards, employed by public radio in the areas of journalistic integrity, creativity, fairness and balance. In addition to having a firm understanding of the community service role of noncommercial broadcast journalism, the ideal candidate must also have solid news judgment.

Participates in special programming, fundraising programs and events, and town-hall meetings. This position is high-profile, so this person must be a responsible, informed ambassador for Boise State Public Radio, and must be comfortable in a public role.


Minimum Qualification (Including Certificates and Licenses)

Bachelor's degree or equivalent plus 5 years similar work experience.

Working knowledge of editorial environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Journalism or related field.

Public radio broadcast experience.

Skilled in audio production.

Salary commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package,

Application Instructions:  Please upload a cover letter and resume indicating your interest and qualifications for this position.  The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.

Primary Location: Boise, Idaho, United States

Job: Communications & Marketing (Professional)

Employee Status: Full-time