All Things Considered Anchor

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2021-11-01
  • Organization: KCRW
  • Organization Type: Media
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Recurring: Array
  • URL: Link

KCRW, public radio in Los Angeles, is a dynamic and exciting workplace filled with curious and creative people. We operate with integrity and use our programming to build community on the air, online and in person. Our large roster of locally-created programming connects us to what’s happening in LA and in the world.

KCRW is seeking a full-time Anchor for the afternoon shift. This on-air host helps the team create local news and culture coverage during NPR’s signature show All Things Considered as well as on KCRW’s digital channels. We’re looking for candidates who are:

Mindful collaborators. You’ll be supported by a talented news producer and board operator, working alongside other KCRW editors, producers and reporters.

Curious communicators. You’ll be speaking with everyone about all things: you enjoy interviewing community leaders, newsmakers, experts, artists and creatives alike. And you’re not afraid to address unfamiliar, sometimes uncomfortable, topics with an open mind.

Excited about Southern California. You’ll be reporting and sharing LA stories that matter to a diverse audience in — or connected to — SoCal.

Smart audio journalists. You are passionate about broadcast and podcasts, but interested in exploring other mediums, always using your news judgment and creativity to make KCRW’s local coverage dynamic, crisp, and clear.

This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the News Director. This position is in the SAG-AFTRA Bargaining Unit.

KCRW will have in effect a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees beginning September 15, 2021. The mandate is subject to accommodation in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Collaborating on weekly as well as daily segments with a team
Anchoring local breaks during ATC
Building dynamic newscasts
Live coverage during breaking news
Interview preparation, research and execution
Contributing digital stories to
Preparing taped stories for air
Reporting from the field when necessary
Looking for ways to innovate KCRW’s local news delivery

Required Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:
Knowledgeable about general news and Southern California
Experience with live on-air hosting (experience with Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other public radio news programs preferred)
Minimum 5 years related work experience required
Digital media savvy
Able to edit audio (knowledge of Dalet, Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Audacity or equivalent preferred)
Critical thinking
Strong writing and editing skills
Ability to efficiently prioritize and meet deadlines

Bachelor’s degree required, Journalism or related field preferred

Benefits include:
Premium working holiday pay rate
Sick leave award
Vacation leave accrual
Paid holidays
Health insurance (including medical, dental, vision, FSA, life and AD&D) eligibility
403(b) with company match

KCRW aims to be representative of Southern California, and candidates with traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply. KCRW is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.