iHeartMedia On Air Talent/AM Show Executive Producer in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Summary:

Co-host/3rd mic on morning radio show. Assists in the creation, direction and production of highly rated morning show on KZHT.

On Air Talent Responsibilities

• Performs news, talk, music, comedic or other format shows or program for broadcast entertainment.

• Establishes relationship with listeners by providing entertainment and/or information of interest consistent with format, genre, and targeted demographic audience.

• Interviews guests, moderates debates, converses with callers, and hosts live events.

• Adheres to all guidelines, policies and procedures of the station, iHeatMedia, the FCC and all other federal, state and local laws, including policies and procedures regarding indecency and obscenity.

• Prepares for an air shift using creativity, imagination and exercise of independent professional judgment in writing, producing, interviewing, taping or broadcasting on-air material.

• Ensures logged commercials, promotions and any other programming essential to the stations operation are aired.

• Maintains a website personality page.

• Participates in required station Programming, Promotions, and Sales staff meetings and events.

• Makes regular approved appearances at paid and non-paid station events; serves as ambassador for the radio station(s) when out in public.

• Executes only the interviews and events on air that are approved by Program Director; follows designated show format.

• Assists with voice over and production of paid and non-paid spots required to run on the station.

• Serves as a creative voice and at times, may help direct support staff of show.

• Researches and gains knowledge of subject matter that facilitates speaking extemporaneously and providing immediate non-scripted analysis/commentary.

• Finalizes content using digital audio editing software.

• Prepares written content, visual images, audio material and video footage for websites, blogs, or other social media platforms.

• Checks studio equipment for proper functioning and notifies Engineering of technical malfunctions affecting quality of the broadcast.

• Handles emergency inserts (e.g. news updates and breaking stories, emergencies, alert system tests, etc.); is on call for possible disasters, breaking news, or acts of nature.

Executive Producer Responsibilities

• Is responsible for "to be designated" aspects of the show production from beginning to end.

• Protects the iHeartMedia brand.

• Manages budgets and ensures the efficient use of resources.

• Helps develop and implement strategic plans, goals and vision to help the show/program remain competitive and project the intended brand image.

• Creates and introduces new concepts and ideas, provides/solicits content and audience research, identifies suitable ideas from others, carries out thorough research and disseminates which archive and audio resources can be used.

• Pursues information, overcomes obstacles and pitches ideas to senior colleagues.

• Oversees the hiring, scheduling and managing of contributors and/or guests.

• Develops/produces content, writes scripts, plans and sets the show schedule, and directs on-air talent in conjunction with the show outline/time-line.

• Manages and directs show logistics, participates in cost/benefit decisions and directs final editing.

• Holds pre-production briefings for on-air talent, presenters, reporters, guests and technical staff.

• Manages logistics of getting people, resources and equipment together to the right place at the right time.

• Responds to listeners’ comments or complaints.

• May work on location producing outside broadcasts.

On Air Qualifications

• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking

• Proficient in media production and broadcast systems; familiar with NexGen, Vox Pro, and Pro Tools

• Strong knowledge of all FCC rules and regulations

• Socially informed and perceptive; up-to-date and in tune daily with the local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of topics/events related to on-air discussions

• Demonstrated upbeat personality, informative, entertaining and engaging on the air; able to relate to station audience

• Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation

• Excellent verbal and written communication and editing skills; proficient in grammar; ability to make others feel comfortable and open up on air

• Demonstrated creativity and imagination

• Able to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations and personalities

• Can work well in a team environment; collaborative

• Able to adapt to changes in schedules and maintain composure in a fast-paced environment with short deadlines

• May require other language proficiency, e.g., Spanish

Executive Producer Qualifications

Qualifications:

• Ability to generate original ideas, and to think creatively about how to communicate them to audiences; has comprehensive knowledge of subjects relevant to specific radio genres

• Understanding of the radio market, different station/program styles, audience demographics

• Excellent writing and storytelling skills; ability to tailor and adapt content for different audiences and platforms

• Full knowledge of the law, ethics and industry regulations around radio production; knows when it is necessary, and how to acquire, relevant clearances and licenses, including copyright and music clearances

• Understanding of the requirements of relevant health and safety legislation and procedures

• Excellent IT skills, including data handling, audio editing and image manipulation software

• Ability to build rapport and draw information from people

• Confidence and tenacity when dealing with difficult decisions and/or issues

• Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure, and to react quickly to changes

• Excellent planning and organizing skills

• Excellent communication skills, complemented by diplomacy, empathy and patience

Work Experience:

• Previous on-air radio and/or radio producer experience preferred.

• Audio demo of on-air interviews, commentary, announcements, etc.

Education:

• Not required

Certifications:

• None required

Location: Salt Lake City, UT: 2801 S Decker Lake Dr, 84119

Position Type: Regular

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies specializing in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, live events, and on-demand entertainment and information services across the nation and providing premier opportunities for advertisers.