Farm Broadcaster – WIBW Radio/Kansas Agriculture Network

Topeka, KS • Full-Time

Alpha Media Topeka is seeking a Farm Broadcaster for its heritage 5,000 watt 580 WIBW-AM with a FM translator and the Kansas Agriculture Network in Topeka, Kansas. If you have interest working on promotions, agricultural events, digital content, growing our state-wide farm network and agricultural programming, as well as on-air reporting, social content, marketing, video content and agribusiness broadcasting, we would welcome your talents at our station. This job opportunity is well-suited for someone with hands-on knowledge of agribusiness and a strong background in broadcasting. You’ll need to be able to relate and connect with the rural community and the businesses that service agriculture. On-air work and promotions experience is a plus, but not required. Your ability to work flexible hours is a must.

Responsibilities of this position may include the following:

  • Knowledge of agriculture and related issues

  • Ability to multitask and handle constantly evolving deadlines in a fast paced environment

  • On-air market and news reports along with long-form interviews

  • Video Recording

  • Conduct interviews with agribusiness news sources and convert information obtained into stories, reports, or long-form interviews for use on-air and on the website.

  • Provide up-to-the minute market reports throughout the day.

  • Edit and refine audio for use on-air and/or on the website.

  • Load audio into audio folders for use by others, including for on-air purposes.

  • Post material to the station website and other associated social media platforms.

  • Produce photos, videos, graphic images, and other materials for use on the website and for other purposes such as station promotion.

  • Various production tasks as needed or requested.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements for this position include the following:

  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Must possess strong computer skills.

  • Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations.

  • Knowledge of EAS system and legal requirements.

  • Experience in digital editing software such as Adobe Audition.

  • Ability to interact with management and staff at all levels.

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and handle strict deadlines.

  • Ability to troubleshoot unexpected problems and fix them quickly.

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance.

  • Must be detail oriented.

  • Proficient in use of audio editing software and broadcast equipment.

  • Must be a team player and work well with management and staff at all levels.

  • Ability to successfully execute station events and remotes.

  • Able to relate to the audience and have a strong listener interaction.

  • Public speaking skills and ability to interact with listeners and clients in a public setting.

  • Excellent problem solving and prioritizing skills.

  • Skilled in operation of control board, remote broadcasting, and other related production equipment.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth, rapidly changing culture and environment.

  • Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations.

  • Knowledge of EAS system and legal requirements.

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