Fill-In Host/Announcer



OPB Radio continues to grow our staff of Fill-In Host/Announcers. These hourly, non-exempt positions are part-time, temporary status positions.

Position Details

 Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

The Fill-In Host/Announcer for OPB Radio curates and delivers programs to provide an optimal listener experience. This position has a careful eye on the news, updates listeners with important top stories, and shapes and delivers local newscasts. The Host/Announcer operates the broadcast board and alerts appropriate team members of problems. This position also assists with fundraising efforts, as needed, during radio membership drives.  


Working Conditions:

Work is done in OPB’s Portland studios using office, broadcast, and production equipment. Shifts are typically scheduled several weeks in advance and could range from 4 to 8 hours any day of the week, including holidays (starting no earlier than 4:30am and typically ending no later than midnight).  


Required Qualifications:

  • Radio broadcast experience as announcer and/or board operator.
  • Journalism experience.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to use digital audio recording and editing equipment.
  • On-air reading skills that engage the listener.
  • Excellent writing, listening, and organizational skills.
  • Able to make appropriate decisions under stress.
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to work well alone and in a team environment. 
  • Genuine enthusiasm for the services and mission of OPB.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with a wide variety of disciplines (reporters, editors, news director and news magazine hosts).
  • Radio production experience.
  • Experience with editorial decisions in newscast production.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle newscasts and breaks within a program clock.
  • Experience using content management systems to update website.
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