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Job Standard for Host/Reporter, Broadcast

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Host/Reporter, Broadcast Overview

  • Person Group: Professional
  • Job Code: 75263
  • Pay Grade: P6
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Intermediate
  • Family: Communications & Marketing
  • Function: Broadcasting


Research, report and produce high quality radio features and to cover breaking news throughout Idaho for use by Boise State Radio.

Level Scope

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity.  Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees. Typically hold a Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and 2 years relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Outstanding oral and written skills
  • Strong on-air presence and voice as well as ability to project a professional image
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.
  • Good knowledge of: current events and pop culture; public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Experience: performing on a live show; working independently and in a team environment; operating on different media platforms.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

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

  • Conduct studio and/or telephone interviews with guests and listeners
  • Collaborate with producers, co-hosts, and associate producers to generate interesting show topics that will create lively dialogue to engage the interests of the audience.
  • Research a story for information to provide complete and accurate information
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individuals who are credible sources of information
  • Edit written materials
  • Coordinate logistics for productions or events
  • Receive assignments or evaluate leads or tips to develop story ideas

35% of Time the Host/Reporter, Broadcast

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Host/Reporter, Broadcast

  • 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

Career Path

Host/Reporter Broadcast, Senior

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.