Radio Control Board Operators

Midwest Communications, Inc. Fargo, ND has current openings for part-time in-studio control board operators. Midwest Communications operates six radio stations in Fargo: KFGO-AM, KNFL-AM, KOYY-FM, KVOX-FM, KRWK-FM and KMJO-FM.

This is the perfect opportunity to get your foot in the door with an OUTSTANDING company and highly respected radio stations.  If you have a positive attitude with a passion for radio, looking for your first break into the biz, or you want to show off your skills to get back into the business, send your resume to amy.iler@mwcradio.com

Prior radio experience is always a plus but we are more than willing to train the right individual who has a great attitude, gets along with others, is totally reliable and is willing do anything to learn and grow. If you are reading this and THIS is what you are all about, I want to hear from you!

Midwest Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice.

Posted on: January 5, 2018

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Radio Producer

POSITION SUMMARY: Produce talk shows and related web content. Research and pitch topics, pre-interview and schedule guests, prepare background materials, call-screen and direct the live broadcast, and write related web content. Collaborate with executive producer, hosts and producers, communicate with guests and develop fresh topics and segment ideas. This position works on Central Time, a statewide, two-hour afternoon drive program broadcasting from 3:00-7:00 p.m., on The Ideas Network. This position reports to the Central Time executive producer. SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Keep current on issues of importance and interest to WPR listeners, including Wisconsin-specific topics. 2. Develop show ideas, schedule guests, and provide host with background research and interview questions. 3. On air production, including screening listener phone calls, emails, and social media interactions. 4. During the live broadcast, direct the host and control the flow of the program. Coordinate audience engagement and transitions. 5. Participate in daily editorial meetings to discuss topics and guests. 6. Participate actively in regular pitch meetings, including bringing own pitches for consideration, and providing feedback to other team members. 7. Write engaging website content, for The Ideas Network on WPR.org and social media. 8. Adhere to Ethics policies found here: http://bami.uwex.edu/broadcasting-and-media-innovations-ethical-guidelines 9. Know, follow, and contribute to WPR best practices. 10. Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in work product and in organizational interactions and demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships. 11. Demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships and interactions. 12. Other duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Know and adhere to the highest standards of journalistic ethics and excellence. Think, plan and execute programs with creativity. Work independently and as part of a team, meeting tight deadlines. Demonstrate strict attention to detail, on and off the air. Maintain composure and professionalism when faced with the unexpected. Demonstrate dexterity in using varied electronic studio equipment and computer software. Demonstrate visual and auditory acuity required to perform assigned duties. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Avid news consumer able to generate ideas on a range of topics, from current events to cultural affairs. • A minimum of two years’ experience in talk show production or directly transferable experience. • Demonstrated ability to work independently under strict deadline pressure. • Strong time management and organizational skills, including strict attention to detail. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. • Ability to adhere to the highest standards of journalistic ethics and excellence. • Successful content generation on social media. • Prior experience editing audio of broadcast quality. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience in live call-in talk show production or directly transferable experience. • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience. • Knowledge of Wisconsin news, politics, and culture. • Previous Public Radio experience. SALARY: We expect to pay $42,000 – $50,000 dependent upon qualifications, experience and official title. UW-Extension offers a comprehensive fringe benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, pension plan, flexible spending accounts, employer paid training and development, generous paid vacation and sick leave. Learn more here: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/.

Posted on: December 28, 2017

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Air Talent

Mid-West Family Broadcasting in Rockford, IL is looking for full time air talent for afternoon drive. Qualified candidates will possess a winning attitude, the ability to work well with others, follow directions, and complete work on tight deadlines in a fast paced work environment.

What We Can Offer You:
Mid-West Family Broadcasting in Rockford offers you updated facilities and the ability to learn and grow as a professional broadcaster. Where you take this opportunity is only limited by what you’re willing to learn. We have more than 50 years of combined experience here to teach you whatever you wish to learn in the field of radio broadcasting. We offer you all the tools you need to succeed.

Qualifications

This position requires personnel to fill a daily air-shift and various remote appearances as scheduled. Proven production skill and previous commercial radio experience is preferred.

Basic knowledge of audio production platforms is preferred but not required. Qualified candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel), and must possess an outgoing personality and have the ability to exceed
expectations. Additionally, the individual for this position will have knowledge of all Social Network platforms and the ability to use these tools to their full potential. Photoshop and web design experience is desirable.

Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Mid-West Family Broadcasting is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Posted on: December 13, 2017

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