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Radio Announcer/Reporter

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034347
Department Code 31101-2091
Department WAER-FM Radio
Job Title Radio Announcer/Reporter
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade S4
FLSA Status Non-exempt

Standard University business hours

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

All applicants must submit links to published audio news reports and/or audio sample of radio program hosting. See application instructions for details

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

WAER at Syracuse University is seeking to hire an Announcer/Reporter with a quality NPR styled voice and delivery to host local and national programs, deliver news casts, write conversational style copy for news casts, anchor live news, produce audio content for broadcast and digital platforms, cover and report a wide range of local issues, conduct interviews and perform all aspects of live or automated daily on-air operations including board operation.

The successful candidate will also assist with developing student announcer skills and studio operations.


• 4 Year degree (journalism, communications desired)

• minimum of 2 years of broadcast announcing/hosting, journalism, radio reporting experience.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Radio announcing skills including fluid delivery of written content

• Experience with public radio styled storytelling

• Experience with Adobe Audition or other digital audio editing software

• Experience with digital news publishing; knowledge of broadcast audio board operation, broadcast automation operation, and demonstrated interviewing and news reporting skills.

• Demonstrated news writing skills.


• Host All Things Considered program, manage master control operations, incorporate a daily local presence during broadcast of national programs, and assist news room with developing headline news.

• Develop and produce short-form and long-form stories for broadcast and digital publication. Develop/pitch story ideas, gather facts, gather sound, conduct interviews, and produce narrative style reports that reflect public media values of balance and objectivity. Contribute to community engagement reporting projects.

• Work with Content and Operations Manager to incorporate a local presence on various platforms including, NPR One, and social media.

• Assist with training students in program hosting, news reporting, and control room operations. Help students develop well-rounded broadcast skills.

• Work with the News Room to setup story interviews, write news readers for broadcast.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and links to published audio news reports and/or audio samples of radio program hosting.

To submit links and audio sample, please use “Writing Sample” in the Application Documents section to upload and submit.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 03/14/2018
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job Category Staff
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first find out about this position?
    • (Syracuse University Online Employment website)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Academic Keys
    • Syracuse Post Standard - newspaper
    • LinkedIn
    • The Academic Network
    • Twitter/@sujobs
    • Colleague recommendation
    • SUJobOpps
    • Other
  2. * If "other", please describe how you first found out about this position.

    (Open Ended Question)