Radio Announcer/Reporter/Producer- 603865

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Job Description   

KNAU is the premier source of balanced, accurate information, civilized discourse, and cultural inspiration in northern Arizona.  We reflect the distinctive qualities of our region and operate in efficient and sustainable ways. KNAU is a public service of Northern Arizona University.

  • Serves as KNAU’s All Thinks Considered announcer/host.
  • Operates master control room equipment including audio console.  
  • Writes news copy.  Prepares and voices newscasts.
  • Exercises professional news judgment in selecting news and information content.  Prepares and reviews program materials prior to broadcast.
  • Uses a variety of sources including Associated Press copy; public service, underwriting, and weather announcements; pre-recorded rundowns and other material for inclusion in All Things Considered.
  • Writes, records and produces midday announcements for automated system.
  • General assignment reporter.
  • Produces and reports news features and interviews in a well-written, sound-rich style. 
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability and solid news judgment.
  • Fills in on other KNAU air shifts as assigned.
  • Participates in KNAU on-air fundraising and promotional efforts. 
  • Represents the station at community functions and events. 

Minimum Qualifications   

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or two years experience as a news reporter and announcer.
  • Strong on-air presence: confident, intelligent, relaxed and knowledgeable style compatible with the NPR sound.

Preferred Qualifications   

  • Public radio experience.
  • Regular placement of feature report on network programs.
  • Familiarity operating radio automation systems.
  • Knowledge about Arizona and the region is desirable. 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities   

  • Demonstrated professional news writing and interviews skills.
  • Must have the ability to work quickly, effectively and deliver a high level product.
  • Must have an excellent working knowledge of broadcast news, public affairs reporting.
  • KNAU serves as bridge between Northern Arizona University and the region and its diverse population.
  • Must have the ability to serve well in the increasingly diverse University community. 
  • Demonstrated ability to report, write and produce network-quality interviews and features.
  • Experience using and mixing sound using digital editing and audio software.
  • Experience operating radio audio equipment. 
  • An equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Background Information   

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following:  a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment.  You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report.  The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.  The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing. 

The report may be viewed at or by visiting the NAUPD website at:  A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.



** The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. 

FLSA Status   

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Service Professional (SPF) position.  NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found at:

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan).  New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date.  Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment.  More information is available at:

Learning and Development   

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development.  New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days ( If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.  In addition to the development classes offered in-person, every NAU employee receives a free subscription to From this site you can access more than 1,400 training videos on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, photography, music and video, home computing, and web design and development.  

Application Deadline   

Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 11:59 P.M.

How to Apply   

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline.  If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. 

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ  86011.

Additional Instructions   

Submit resume, letter, audition tape, three professional references and a completed NAU application form.

Equal Employment Opportunity   

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.




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Job No:
Posted: 7/18/2018
Application Due: 8/9/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $38,053-$42,000