BYU Sports Talk Host (On-call)

Posted by KSL Broadcast Group

Salt Lake City, UT
Posted: 2018-05-02

Description:

Bonneville International has been a leader in broadcasting for over 50 years, with a mission to build up, connect, inform and celebrate communities and families across our markets. We currently operate 22 radio stations in Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Sacramento, San Francisco and Salt Lake City, along with the NBC Affiliate TV station, KSL TV 5, in Salt Lake.  Were proud of our history, and we want talented people to join us as we continue to grow!

POSITION PURPOSE:

KSL Radio is looking for an articulate, passionate, entertaining host for Cougar Sports Saturday. Our ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of the local college sports landscape, partcularly BYU sports, as well as experience in audio production, and an ability to plan and execute a compelling, fun and engaging show. This role may also include other special programming assignments.  

 

 

Responsibilities:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Collaborate and help plan Saturday sports talk programming.  Host several hours of talk programming each Saturday, as scheduled around preemptions by BYU sports during football and basketball season.
Perform basic engineering operations relative to game day broadcasts, and facilitate communication between studio, guests, and/or engineering.
Demonstrate the highest knowledge and insight of BYU sports and major athletics generally.
Connect with BYU fan base and KSL listeners with passion, creativity, and personality appeal.
Meet "on-call" requirements -- consistently work hours required.  Work more when required to meet deadlines including weekends, holidays, evenings, etc.
Produce content that meets the highest journalistic standards of accuracy, fairness, balance, sensitivity, timeliness, and is interesting, relatable, and compelling.
Maintain professional relationship, off the air and in broadcast content, with BYU Athletics Department, BYU Athletics Media Relations Department, KSL Sports Department, KSL newsroom, and company managers.
Act in a professional and courteous way.  Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor at all events.
Actively help keep KSL on the competitive edge by contributing creative ideas on show development, format execution, etc. and effectively implement constructive feed-back.
Uphold Deseret Management Corp mission and KSL Brand Promise to listeners while on-air and during personal appearances.
Maintain confidentiality in regard to personnel matters, wage and salary, company strategies, and other sensitive matters in communicating with listeners, co-workers and the media.
Develop and maintain professional journalistic capabilities in order to make full use of the tools and opportunities provided by the station and to expand personal contribution to the company.
Work in compliance with Company policies and procedures.

Requirements:

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

College degree in journalism, related field, or equivalent experience.
Two (2) years journalism (reporting and/or producing) experience or equivalent.
Deep understanding of Utah college sports and a passion for sports media
Highly familiar with multiple medial platforms including, but not limited to, "heritage" media as well as all types of current and emerging social and digital media.
Self-starter, willing to accept responsibility and work under minimal supervision.  Ability to use own initiative and show innovation in problem-solving.
Capable of handling many production details and making decisions with a limited amount of supervision.
Proven ability to work rapidly under deadline pressure.
Consistently work hours required.  Work more when required to meet deadlines including weekends, holidays, evenings, odd shifts, overtime, etc.
Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
Maintain a valid drivers license and proven ability to safely drive personal vehicle without exposing company to serious liability risks.
Possess excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively.
Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination.
Lift, move, and carry up to 25 pounds on occasion.
Bonneville is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disability PWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply.

Contact:

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://deseretmanagement.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/BonSaltLake/job/SLC-Triad-Center/BYU-Sports-Talk-Host--On-call---5260_R413

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

TWITTER