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About CUMULUS MEDIA 

 

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 440 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), approximately 8,000 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One platforms make CUMULUS MEDIA one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. The Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One are the exclusive radio broadcast partners to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and more. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit www.cumulusmedia.com.


Afternoon Drive Host

Department: On-Air
Location: Kansas City, KS

CUMULUS MEDIA | Kansas City is looking for a dynamic Afternoon Drive Host for (Alternative) X105.1.  Our people work in a state-of-the-art facility, take pride in our community and value teamwork.  If you can deliver lifestyle headlines, be focused, creative and multi-task and most of all…love radio, we should talk.  Board work, remotes and production are all a part of what we do, so show us what you’ve got.

Candidates must have a passion for the alternative music scene and represent the lifestyle of the X105-1 audience on the air, via social media, and on-site at station events.   That means you love/know the music, like going to shows (we get a lot of shows in KC), you like interacting with people, and you keep up with what’s trending.  This gig also includes some production, station imaging, online streaming & web maintenance duties.  

The host we’re looking for should have a successful track-record on-air in a PPM market.  We want the best of the best crafting delivery of brief, unique, and relevant breaks that enhance the station, our promotions, and branding of the other great shows and features on X105-1.       

Responsibilities include hosting or co-hosting shows that generate ratings by being entertaining, informative, community oriented and forwarding the brand.  Must have a deep understanding of how to go beyond the latest news, headlines, and events to craft an entertaining and unique product.  The candidate should be able to plan and produce a quality show, through creative ideas, segments, celebrity interviews and production elements.  Daily commercial production is required.  As an ambassador for Cumulus, participation in station and client events/remotes, connecting with the community and our listeners, building a relationship with clients through the sales team and networking within the market are paramount. Candidates must have unparalleled passion, worth ethic and drive. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce a compelling radio show by using creativity, imagination and exercise of independent professional judgment in writing, producing, interviewing, taping or broadcasting on-air content 
  • Great with phones/interacting with callers, interviewing artists/guests and hosting live events
  • Connect with listeners via phones, social, video, web and on-site
  • Daily social media engagement; website and digital content generation
  • Participates in station Programming, Promotions, and Sales meetings and events 
  • Assist in production and imaging of the station
  • Live Broadcasts and station appearances, whether paid of unpaid
  • Commercial Production; create killer endorsement ads –  both on air and online – for mutually agreed upon products
  • Voice other commercials as assigned
  • Handles emergency news/weather in show; on call for weather disasters/breaking news
  • Ensures logged commercials, promotions, sweepers and any other programming element essential to the station's operations are aired
  • Performs additional duties in small stations, such as production, assisting program director or music director, operating radio transmitter or writing advertising copy. Plays music as specified by music director and music log 

Qualifications:

  • 3 + years of Full-Time On-Air experience with successful ratings history required
  • Strong production skills and knowledge of Op X, VOX Pro/Adobe Audition and Audacity
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking
  • 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
  • Can work well in a team environment; collaborative
  • Audio demo of on-air interviews, commentary, announcements, etc. must be added to online profile/application

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Professional growth and career path
  • Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage
  • 401K with company match to plan for the long-term
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays

For immediate consideration, please upload resume and air checks to www.cumulus.com/work-here/ 

For more information about Cumulus Media, Inc., visit our website at:  https://www.cumulus.com

Cumulus Media, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Cumulus is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

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