Job Information

University of Utah On-Call Part Time Announcer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 12/06/2022

Requisition Number PRN13217N

Job Title Announcer

Working Title On-Call Part Time Announcer

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week On-Call

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

On-call, as required.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00335 - KUER

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $18 - $25

Close Date

Job Summary

Operates radio broadcast board for KUER as an on-call fill-in host during weekday or weekend shifts as needed, delivering local newscasts and playing back program segments and other audio. Fill-in hosting may include all KUER shifts, with an emphasis on morning drive time (5 a.m. to 9 a.m.) and afternoons drive time (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Hosting is done on-site at KUER facility.

Category I: Mandatory Required on Campus or at Health Care Facilities.

Main Campus staff: Employees and/or functions designated as mandatory, requiring employees to be physically located on campus in order to maintain campus systems and operations if they are healthy without symptoms.

U of U Health Academics Faculty and Staff: All employees necessary for the direct on-site support of clinical operations, patient care, and essential research activities if they are healthy without COVID -19 symptoms.


  • Operates radio broadcast board on an on-call, fill-in basis for KUER weekday mornings from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. or weekday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May fill-in for other weekday and weekend shifts as necessary

  • Organizes, writes and delivers multiple local newscasts, live on-air during each shift

  • Introduces and plays back long-form local feature stories

  • Plays back underwriting messages, show promotions and other audio during local breaks

  • Responsible for making seamless transitions between national broadcast and local newscasts and breaks

  • Produces some content as required for other newscasts, including cut and copy or wrap-style stories

  • Actively participates in KUER fund drives

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Broadcasting, or a related field, and one year of previous professional experience in the news field or equivalency. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills and an understanding of public radio and radio broadcasting required.


  • Two or more years of experience as a morning or afternoon anchor at a public radio station or similar news environment

  • Experience with Wide Orbit automation system

  • Experience using Burli newscast software

  • Familiarity with NPR programs and news magazines.

  • Experience with using remote software and equipment to host from home or abroad.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.