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Morning Classical Host

Department: Music Status: Full Time, Exempt End Date: Open Until Filled


Are you a great communicator with a passion for classical music? Do you believe in its power to positively impact lives? Do you feel that classical music, in all its diversity, can bring communities closer together? Whether you have radio experience or not, are you someone who can use your voice effectively with a conversational yet professional delivery that is both confident and welcoming?

If you answered yes to these questions, and you'd like to join a dynamic organization that has firm roots in the community, values innovation, and has an exciting vision for the future, we want to hear from you!

We're looking for a host with a warm and inviting on-air presence who engages loyal listeners and attracts curious new ones. Our morning host will have a strong classical music background as well as an appreciation for other forms of music and popular culture. The host who CapRadio listeners will wake up with each morning will also have strong writing skills, experience as an interviewer and facility in audio production.

Our new host and producer joins a highly motivated team of creative people who are re-defining what it means to be a classical music service in the 21st Century, working across the terrestrial, digital, and live event spaces to engage with audiences on whatever platform they use.

If this description resonates with you, read on for more details about the job. Then put together your materials and send us your application. We can't wait to welcome the newest member of the CapRadio Music Team!

We're focused on building a diverse and inclusive organization and it takes all kinds of people so if you're excited about this role but don't meet all of the qualifications listed below, we encourage you to apply.

Position Responsibilities:

Hosts daily classical music air shift (Monday-Friday 6-10 a.m.) Conducts periodic artist interviews, both live on the air and recorded for future use Contributes to CapRadio's digital platforms (writes web articles, blog posts, social media updates) Writes and produces creative and compelling promos and other audio content for on-air use Participates in On-Air Fund Drives Represents CapRadio in the community at concerts and other events Records voice tracks for dayparts other than live weekday shift (i.e. weekends) Works with Managing Editor on arts-related feature stories that can be run on multiple platforms Brings music expertise to appearances on Insight, Morning Edition and other CapRadio news programs Participates in CapRadio-produced events and live broadcasts Contributes ideas and assists with programming initiatives to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in Classical Music. Assists Music Director in music scheduling and maintenance of the Music Master database


Excellent on-air skills and engaging personality A passion for classical music and the ability to connect with both new and traditional listeners Familiarity with composers, performers, repertoire, historical periods, styles, etc. Facility in pronouncing foreign language names and titles Good writer Proficiency with Audio Editing (Adobe Audition preferred) Strong team player, intra and inter departmentally (Digital, Marketing, Events, News)

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in music or equivalent Three years or more previous on-air experience Familiarity with music scheduling software (Music Master preferred) Experience with live event broadcasts


Remote work is temporarily available under shelter in place orders. Must be able to commute to our Sacramento, CA office once restrictions have been lifted.


The annual salary range for this position is $58,240-$65000 a year depending on experience. CapRadio also offers:

Medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, and acupuncture insurance Long-Term Disability and Group Life Insurance Paid holidays Flexible Vacation Retirement plan with employer matching Flexible spending plan for health and dependent care


So, you're going to apply? Great! Here are the steps:

Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, and audio samples of your work to: careers@capradio.org.

If you have prior radio experience, your audio samples should include airchecks from your previous job(s). If you don't have radio experience, make a recording as you imagine yourself on the air, presenting classical music. Record 3 to 4 mock breaks on your phone or on a digital device and include the audio file with your materials. (hint: check out other classical announcers on the radio for ideas on what to include in your mock breaks)

You can address your cover letter to the hiring manager for this position, Paul Conley, Managing Editor, Music & Arts.

CapRadio Attn: Human Resources 7055 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95826

Capital Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer. EOE


Send materials to: careers@capradio.org

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