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On-Air Host/Producer

Posted: May 14, 2024

IU Radio/TV is home to Indiana Public Media, the south-central Indiana region's trusted source of locally produced news, arts, and culture series from WFIU Public Radio, WTIU Public Television, and nationally distributed programming from NPR and PBS.

For more information on Radio-TV Services at Indiana University, please visit our website here.


Job Summary

The Part-Time WFIU On-Air Host/Producer works within IU Radio/TV Content Group, and reports directly to the Director of Broadcast Operations.

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Serves as WFIU's local announcer and board operator during a daily NPR drive-time newsmagazine such as All Things Considered.
  • Assists with on-air fundraising during WFIU membership drives. 
  • Represents the station by responding to listener feedback and appearing at events.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education.




  • High school diploma or equivalent (such as HSED or GED)


Bachelor's degree (preferably in Broadcast Media, Journalism, Liberal Arts, or Music)



  • 1 year's experience in on-air delivery and multi-platform audio production 


  • 2 years in on-air delivery and multi-platform audio production



  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Knowledge of digital audio recordings, editing equipment and software, and on-air studio equipment
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently in various audio and online technologies and capacities 
  • Superior writing skills for on-air radio and online applications
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of clients and guests
  • Excellent problem-solving and time management skills 
  • Ability to learn new digital applications quickly  


  • Proficient communication skills
  • Working knowledge of classical/jazz music history and literature 
  • Broad knowledge of the arts
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Highly thorough and dependable

Working Conditions / Demands

Selected hires must be able to complete the essential functions of the job with or without an accommodation.

Equipment utilized: Digital audio recorders, cameras, studio boards, microphones, computers; applications related to audio and online production and radio automation. 

Additional Information

Applications are interviewed on a consistent basis (approx. biweekly) by the hiring manager. If interested in talking with you more, the hiring manager will be reaching out directly.  Please do not reach out to follow-up on your application with RTVS HR, the RTVS Administrative Team, or contacts within the RTVS Content Group. We appreciate your patience.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana 

Advertised Salary

The selected candidate will be offered $16.00 per hour. 

Work Hours

Work shifts will be varied throughout the week working an average 10-15 hours per week.

Part-time employees at Indiana University may not work over 29 hours per week across all University-held positions.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:

  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Part Time Employee

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Part Time Employee

Job Family: Part Time Employee

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Posting Disclaimer

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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