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:
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.
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.
Music Screener (Summer, Variable Schedule)
As we hit the summer months, we're looking for someone able to help us screen all of the incoming new music for appropriate lyrical content. It's as simple as popping in for a couple hours to sit and listen to brand new tunes before anyone has heard them! If there's a day a week that you're available and you love to hear great new music, let us know!
If you are interested in any of these positions, please send an introductory email to Eric Teel (email@example.com) 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.