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Cultural Radio Host
Salary: $15/hour
Full-time
Full Job Description
The Details: Mkarimu Radio is looking for an on-air contemporary Radio Host (with possible Zoom
meeting show and video presentations). This is an entry-level position.
IMPORTANT: The position is remote and requires you work from home.
Qualifications
 University degree or equivalent in a related field.
 Strong oral and written command in English, Swahili, Luhya and Kikuyu languages
 In-depth understanding of the East African cultures and customs
Responsibilities:
 Writes script, summaries and conduct live interviews.
 Prepare, create and present current show by gathering information from news and social media
 Reads news and current news to keep audience informed.
 Records interviews of guest, musical or other famous or public personalities, and edits interviews.
 Interview guests, and moderates panel or discussion show to entertain audience.
 Answers phone lines and interviews members of listening audience who telephone musical
requests. Airs contests according to the specifications of the program director.
 Plans and stages community events, including hosting and assisting at charity functions.
 Attends live, in-person appearances as scheduled by the station or requested by clients.
 Provides live reports from site of event.
 Maintains and builds a positive cooperative attitude within the station and a strong personal
community involvement.
 Sets up equipment for broadcasts and promotions at station remotes sites.
 Ensures logged commercials, promotions, sweepers and any other programming element
essential to the station's operations are aired.
 Operates control console.
 Performs additional duties in small stations, such as production, assisting program director or
music director, operating radio transmitter or writing advertising copy.
 Plays music as specified by music director and music log.
 Must be able to produce own spots
 Must be ambassador for the station
 Develop community relationships
 Able to blog about artist and topics from your show
Please email your resume plus an audio/video link of your sample presentation (no longer than 1 minute)
to [email protected]. No phone calls please.
We thank all applicants however only those short-listed will be contacted.