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On Air Talent

  • iHeart Media
  • 11/22/21
  • Sacramento, CA
  • 95815
  • varies / Yearly
  • Part-Time
Job Summary:

Creates, produces and announces topics on the radio, including music, entertainment, politics, news, weather, sports, traffic and other topics of interest.


Performs news, talk, music, comedic or other format shows or program for broadcast entertainment.

Establishes relationship with listeners by providing entertainment and/or information of interest consistent with format, genre, and targeted demographic audience.

Interviews guests, moderates debates, converses with callers, and hosts live events.

Adheres to all guidelines, policies and procedures of the station, iHeartMedia, the FCC and all other federal, state and local laws, including policies and procedures regarding indecency and obscenity.

Prepares for an air shift using creativity, imagination and exercise of independent professional judgment in writing, producing, interviewing, taping or broadcasting on-air material.

Ensures logged commercials, promotions and any other programming essential to the stations operation are aired.

Maintains a website personality page.

Participates in required station Programming, Promotions, and Sales staff meetings and events.

Makes regular approved appearances at paid and non-paid station events; serves as ambassador for the radio station(s) when out in public.

Executes only the interviews and events on air that are approved by Program Director; follows designated show format.

Assists with voice over and production of paid and non-paid spots required to run on the station.

Serves as primary creative voice and directs support staff of show.

Researches and gains knowledge of subject matter that facilitates speaking extemporaneously and providing immediate non-scripted analysis/commentary.

Finalizes content using digital audio editing software.

Prepares written content, visual images, audio material and video footage for websites, blogs, or other social media platforms.

Checks studio equipment for proper functioning and notifies Engineering of technical malfunctions affecting quality of the broadcast.

Handles emergency inserts (e.g. news updates and breaking stories, emergencies, alert system tests, etc.); is on call for possible disasters, breaking news, or acts of nature.


Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking

Proficient in media production and broadcast systems; familiar with NexGen, Vox Pro, and Pro Tools

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

Able to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations and personalities

Can work well in a team environment; collaborative

Able to adapt to changes in schedules and maintain composure in a fast-paced environment with short deadlines

May require other language proficiency, e.g., Spanish

Work Experience

3+ years of on-air radio experience required

Audio demo of on-air interviews, commentary, announcements, etc.


4-year college degree, preferably in Communications or Broadcast Journalism


None required


Sacramento, CA: 1545 River Park Drive, Suite 500, 95815

Position Type


The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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