Show Host

KBEM-FM in Minneapolis/St. Paul is seeking a Show Host. 


Under general supervision, produces and hosts daily radio show, writes, produces, and curates KBEM news and public affairs content and 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:

  • Creates and hosts a daily morning show for KBEM radio and digital platforms.

  • Gathers and edits school news from students and school sites; mentors student interns.

  • Selects and records Public Service Announcements and maintains accurate records for FCC reporting.

  • Hosts or emcee’s KBEM-related functions and events as needed.

  • Responds to listener inquiries about music via phone, email, and social media.

  • Interviews and records news-makers, artists, musicians, authors, and others for broadcasts.

  • Works independently, and makes appropriate decisions based on experience; performs work within scope of authority and training.

  • 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

Associate’s Degree in Broadcast Technology, Communications or related field; AND 2 (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.

  • Current legislative, political, and economic trends in broadcast engineering and radio operations.

  • Local community resources and regional community services programs.

  • Methods and techniques used in the development and production of radio marketing projects.

  • Professional journalistic methods, including research, development and presentation.

  • Correct English grammar, composition, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

Skill in:

  • Operating complete spectrum of broadcast equipment, including tape recorders, audio missing board, digital editing machine, compact disc players, turn tables, and audio cartridges.

  • Writing, editing and developing a variety of communications materials.

  • Teaching, mentoring and supervising high school students.

  • 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.

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME l Grade: A14 l Salary Range*: From $25.02 - $31.49 per hour l FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

*The salary range is provided by the collective bargaining agreement associated with this position. Actual pay will be based on selected candidates’ experience.


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


Work is performed in a standard office and radio station 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)  | Davis Center (0001)  | Administrative

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Telecom, Telecommunications, Technology

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