Host/Anchor

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The host/anchor of WGBH’s All Things Considered (ATC) serves as the local voice during this key drivetime shift of 4-7pm. The successful candidate will be able to tell listeners what’s going on in the Boston Metro area on a daily basis, seamlessly bringing together elements including a local newscast, locally produced features and live or pre-taped interviews. WGBH’s All Things Considered has a support staff that includes a Sr. Producer, Associate Producer and technical engineer/board operator. The program is overseen by the Senior Managing Editor in the WGBH Newsroom. The host is an editorial leader for the ATC team and in the newsroom.

RESPONSIBILITIES

•The host/anchor of WGBH’s All Things Considered (ATC) serves as the local voice during this key drivetime shift of 4-7pm.
•The successful candidate will be able to tell listeners what’s going on in the Boston Metro area on a daily basis, seamlessly bringing together elements including a local newscast, locally produced features and live or pre-taped interviews.
•WGBH’s All Things Considered has a support staff that includes a Sr. Producer, Associate Producer and technical engineer/board operator. The program is overseen by the Senior Managing Editor in the WGBH Newsroom.
•The host is an editorial leader for the ATC team and in the newsroom.
•The ATC host is expected to write sharp, succinct news copy on a deadline and maintain the audience’s confidence through clear voicing with personality as well as authority.
•The host will work with the ATC team and newsroom to bring our audience the most up-to-date information during breaking events.
•The host will handle all program continuity, produce features, interviews and spot news for use throughout WGBH’s programs. The host will also assist the show staff and others to plan and create web and social content and will participate in community engagement events. This includes full participation in WGBH Radio’s on-air pledge efforts.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

•Sophisticated knowledge of national, regional and local current events, politics and personalities.
•5 years of professional on-air experience in a large market as either a host or reporter.
•Breaking news experience and public radio experience is helpful
•A working understanding of public radio content, approach and style.
•Strong writing and interviewing skills.
•Ability to meet tight deadlines and work both independently and on a team.
•Comfortable working in a team environment where people are open to different ideas and learning new skills.
•Strong audio production and digital editing skills with audio editing software, including field reporting.
•Proficiency in using computer software, internet skills, familiarity with broadcast and web news CMS systems (NewsBoss) and an overall high degree of technical comfort and competency.
•Strict attention and respect for the broadcast clock and all details involving the program log and any and all other technical responsibilities applicable to the shift.
•High energy and passion for WGBH News’ mission and core value approach; to operate with unquestionable integrity, fairness in news coverage, a commitment to diverse perspectives, collaboration with internal teams and with community partners. Putting the audience first, respecting everyone, serving with humility, embracing change and delivering excellence.
•Qualified candidates should have experience with breaking news coverage.
•“The right person” will be someone who loves broadcasting and believes that great stories are built on the foundation of strong writing. This individual should be highly organized and able to manage multiple projects, edit/update stories, and help to train others. The candidate will have a strong understanding of public radio style, values and ethics.
•The successful candidate will have an in-depth and authentic understanding of newsmakers and issues.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree required.

Contact: human_resources@wgbh.org

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