Programming Volunteers Wanted!

Jefferson Public Radio currently has multiple opportunities for talented community members to join the volunteer programming staff. We’re interested in people dedicated to helping JPR maintain its long-standing programming excellence. If you have extensive knowledge and love for one or more of the many types of music JPR broadcasts, or you have past experience in radio and would like to be considered as a substitute host for any of JPR's programs, we'd love to start that conversation.

Our current opportunities include:

Open Air Host (Weekdays, Variable Schedule)
We're always on the hunt to find additional substitute hosts for Open Air. JPR's flagship music discovery program showcases the best new indie rock and pop, Americana, singer/songwriter, and much more. Plus, JPR's extensive library of over 35.000 albums is a treasure trove of opportunity to find classic favorites from the past. Open Air hosts need to be engaging, passionately curious about discovering new music, and have the ability to share that curiosity with like-minded listeners. Quick thinking multi-taskers with a wide variety of musical knowledge tend to excel at this fast-paced program. Shifts are occasional weekdays from either 8:30am to 12:30pm, or from 11:30am to 3:30pm.

Jazz Sunday Host (Variable Schedule)
We're on the hunt for an excellent substitute host for our weekly jazz program, Jazz Sunday. This program airs every Sunday afternoon from 12-2pm. The qualified candidate must have in-depth knowledge of jazz music history and forms, as well as an engaging speaking voice and the ability to tell succinct, engaging stories about the music and performers. Currently, the opening is for an occasional substitute shift, but could expand depending on skill level and availability. Previous radio experience is a plus, but not required. We'll provide training. You must have very good computers skills to be successful in this position.

Classical Music Host (Weekdays)
We're currently on the lookout for one or two people interested and able to share their passion for classical music with the JPR audience on an occasional substitute basis. You must have a deep knowledge of classical music, an engaging persona, and be fairly computer literate to be successful, plus have time in your schedule to be available weekdays between 7am and 4pm. We'll provide all of the training to have you sounding like a pro in no time.

World Music Host (Variable Schedule)
JPR hasn't had a dedicated world music show in many years, and some of that is due to our inability to find someone who lives and breathes the musical sounds of the planet. If this is your passion, and you've got some interest in hosting a regular weekly show, the discussion is open!

Supporting Producer (Variable Schedule)
If music isn't your thing per se, but you're creative and have solid computer and writing skills plus a keen ear, we've got an opportunity to create various announcements that air throughout the week promoting events, programs, and other things of interest to JPR listeners and to the station.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please send an introductory email to Eric Teel (teel@sou.edu) stating which slot you're interested in, why you are interested, and why you think you'd be a great fit with the other excellent community volunteers who keep JPR running smoothly. No phone calls, please.