Part-Time Announcer

KBEM-FM in Minneapolis/St. Paul is seeking a Part-Time Announcer. 


Under general supervision, hosts MPS radio station KBEM musical programs; keeps current with new trends in Jazz music, and maintains the music library and legacy programming.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hosts KBEM musical programs; presents news and public service announcements according to MPS standards; works independently, and makes appropriate decisions based on experience.
  • Acts as a general announcer and board operator to include: hosting live and voice tracked music shows; reporting news; assisting with engineering of remote broadcasts.
  • Acts as a traffic reporter embedded at the MNDOT Regional Transportation Management Center; monitors maps, cameras, and radios to craft a concise and useful traffic hazard and delay report every ten (10) minutes during drive time day parts.
  • Operates standard broadcast control room equipment to include: Enco automation, studio phone hybrids, ISDN codecs, satellite downlinks, compact disc players, audio mixing consoles, and audio editing software.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment 
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

High School Diploma/GED equivalent, completion of a recognized broadcasting training program; AND two (2) years of radio broadcasting experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.  

Knowledge of:
  • FCC guidelines, rules, and regulations governing telecommunications operations.
  • Techniques and protocols for presenting public radio programming.
  • Operation and general maintenance of Broadcasting equipment.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management.

Skill in:

  • Recording, producing, and broadcasting audio projects.
  • Efficient and effective use of broadcast equipment.
  • Identifying music which meets station standards and listener demographics.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and clients.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing standard office software.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required. 


Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.                                              ****************************************************************************************
Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.  Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date]  | KBEM Radio (10000950)  | North (0358)  | Clerical

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis
Job Segment: Telecom, Telecommunications, Embedded, Records Management, Technology, Part Time, Records

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