American Public Media
  • MPR, The Current - 20KA
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Who We Are:

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, digital and live audiences and operates a 46-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states. Reaching 1 million listeners each week, MPR and its three regional services 'MPR NewsClassical MPR and The Current' produce programming for radio, digital and live audiences. 

American Public Media is the largest station-based public radio organization in the U.S., combining multi-regional station operations, national content creation and distribution in one organization. With a portfolio that includes Live from Here with Chris Thile, BBC World Service, Marketplace and the leading classical music programming in the nation, APM is one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world. One thousand stations carry American Public Media's 20-plus national programs. Its multi-regional station operations include 49 public radio stations and 42 translators in the Upper Midwest and California.

Your Role:

As the Host, you will do air-shifts on The Current, including live and recorded shifts during the weekdays and weekends. 

Application Deadline: July 3, 2019

Position is Part-Time (2-5 hrs per week)

Position Responsibility:

  • Schedule and perform live and voice-tracked air shifts filled with inventive music and compelling breaks.
  • Operate the broadcast board, play to air system, and all studio equipment.
  • Perform voice overs for shows, content, and promos.
  • Interview musicians and others as needed.
  • Prepares for, conducts, and produces interviews with various guests.
  • Writes for the web including album reviews, blog posts, and features as assigned.
  • Participates in the promotion of Minnesota Public Radio, including public appearances and on-air fundraising activities. 
  • Understands and complies with FCC Broadcast Regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • BA or equivalent experience required.
  • 1-3 years of relevant broadcast experience is required.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and passion for the music played on The Current.
  • Engaging on-air presence.
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm about ways to bring new listeners to the station.
  • Ability to work with others, under stressful deadline conditions, in a goal oriented, "team" environment.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the current music scene/community in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota.
  • Ability to develop contacts and professional relationships in the Minnesota music community.
  • Fluency in social media and blogs.
  • Knowledge of public radio system including its stations and audience composition; a listener to public radio.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Music Master and Dalet is helpful.
  • Experience in announcing and production is preferred. 

Reporting To This Position:    None

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands: 
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time.
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.  
  • Working Conditions: 
    • Moderate noise level.
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.

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