We are looking for a program host who has a passion for classical music and can share that passion on a variety of platforms, including radio, podcasts, YouTube, as well as on other social media platforms. The host will be part of a team of amazing professionals discovering new and innovative ways to enrich peopleâs lives with classical music.Â
The KUSC program host would host both daily live-to-air and pre-recorded weekend programs as well as fill-in for other hosts, and host station fund drives. Â He/she would also share classical music stories on a variety of digital platforms, including podcasts, YouTube, and other social media platforms.Â He/she must have a passion for and a basic knowledge of classical music, and the facility to pronounce classical names and titles appropriately. The host must understand the different storytelling techniques for a variety of platforms. The host must be comfortable speaking in public and have a talent for presenting classical music to a broad audience. The person must have an engaging presentation style that can weave topical elements beyond classical music into a show effortlessly and be inviting to new and current listeners. Superior writing skills and experience are also required. He/she must be able to work well with others and be open to regular feedback and coaching.Â Finally, the host must champion the USC Radio Group vision of nurturing a love of classical music for all and support its culture and core values.
Demonstrated experience as radio, or podcast host.
Experience in speaking/performing in public.
Basic knowledge of classical music repertoire, history, composers, and performers.
Basic radio operation skills and basic knowledge of FCC regulations.
Knowledge of digital content writing and story-telling approaches.
Maintain currency with industry standards and emerging technologies.
Minimum Bachelorâs Degree or combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.
What we offer:
Competitive Salary, commensurate with experience
Vacation and sick leave accrual
Health insurance (including medical, dental, vision, FSA, life and AD&D) eligibility
403(b) with company match
KUSC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Are you interested in being on the radio or hosting a podcast? Are you passionate about classical music and love to tell stories? We always want to hear from potential hosts and talented storytellers who are excited to spark a love of classical music for audiences in our Southern California communities. This posting is for those who want to submit their cover letter, resume and any other accompanying documents for consideration when an on-air position becomes available. While there are no current vacancies, there are talent development opportunities at KUSC. Classical KUSC is the nationâs most-listened to classical station and is located in downtown Los Angeles. We serve a loyal and enthusiastic audience in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. With decades of success behind us, we are embarking on a new era of celebrating classical music, inventing creative ways to engage communities, championing new artists and nurturing a love of classical music with our audiences on the radio and digital platforms. KUSC is part of the USC Radio Group, with sister station KDFC in San Francisco. KUSC and KDFC are licensed to the University of Southern California, one of the leading research universities in the nation with an admirable commitment to classical music, the arts and the community.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.