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Job Standard for Host/Reporter, Broadcast, Senior

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Host/Reporter, Broadcast, Senior Overview

  • Person Group: Professional
  • Job Code: 75153
  • Pay Grade: P7
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior
  • Family: Communications & Marketing
  • Function: Broadcasting


Assist in daily news planning and editing. They will also supervise morning news assignments in addition to regular reporting duties. Stays atop daily local and national news through multiple sources. Selects and rewrites stories for air. Edits scripts for accuracy, timeliness and proper usage. Arranges newscasts, billboards and other on-air content including reporting and producing two-ways for show. Presents content live on-air in an authoritative and conversational manner that connects with local listeners.

Level Scope

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of area typically obtained through higher education combined with experience.  Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree and 5 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of editorial environment
  • Skilled in audio production
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good knowledge of: good news judgment and ability to give and receive criticism.
  • Experience: in public radio broadcast experience; writing, broadcasting, editing, voicework, production, and familiarity with recording equipment.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Host/Reporter, Broadcast, Senior must:

  • Research, report, and produce long form features, conduct in-studio interviews and provide news stories for local newscasts in the form of wraps, voicers, superspots and cut and copy material.
  • Must have the ability to lead and support a small production team.
  • Contribute creative ideas for shows in a collaborative environment extending throughout the newsroom.
  • Ensure the content is of high standards and have a firm understanding of the community service role of noncommercial broadcast journalism.
  • Participates in special programming, fundraising programs and events.
  • High profile position requiring a responsible, informed ambassador for Boise State Public Radio.

35% of Time the Host/Reporter, Broadcast, Senior

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Host/Reporter, Broadcast, Senior

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Host/Reporter, Broadcast, Senior

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.