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NEWS FORMAT FILL-IN CO-HOST

Website MID-WEST FAMILY, SWMI

PRIMARY INDUSTRY: MULTI-MEDIA

POSITION: NEWS FORMAT FILL-IN CO-HOST

SALARY: Hourly DOE

OPEN DATE: MAY 10, 2024

Who We Are: Mid-West Family

Position Overview:  The market-dominant news source in Southwest Michigan is looking to add a fill-in co-host for its morning news program, The Morning Show, which broadcasts live daily from 6 am to 9 am via Internet, terrestrial radio, and social media. The fill-in co-host must be friendly and relatable, understand what connects with our audience, is willing to take deep dives into local issues pertaining to Southwest Michigan and national issues, can articulate ideas clearly and effectively, and be eager to be a contributing team member of a winning team.

The Core Mission: Sharing what’s RITE for our audience. RITE = Relevant, Informative, Timely, and Engaging. The host must perform all responsibilities in a professional manner consistent with Mid-West Family, SWMI’s format, policies, procedures, FCC rules and regulations, and the company’s core values. This is an onsite role that requires the employee to perform their work at our Benton Harbor studio.

What You Will Do: When you’re on the show, you’ll be having a cup of coffee with the host and a few thousand of our closest friends. Primary job duties will include, but are not limited to working closely with the host(s) to plan, prepare, produce, and deliver content in an entertaining and professional manner in a style consistent with performance standards as established by the Vice President of Content. It’s honestly a fun opportunity to engage in talking with and about the community about the things most interesting and relevant to their lives.

Skills and Experience We Are Looking For:  Sophisticated understanding of Southwest Michigan area news events and culture.  Must understand and be comfortable talking to our area audience. Ability to plan, research, develop, prepare, produce and deliver compelling content in an entertaining and professional manner.  Ability to work in a fast and concise manner.  Desire and ability to innovate show segments and develop creative new performance ideas.  Able to integrate programming content on a variety of new media platforms.

Interested?

Please reach out by email to KenL@wsjm.com.

To apply for this job email your details to KenL@wsjm.com

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