Create and deliver remarkable content for both on-air and online that enhances
the ministry of 98.5 KTIS, while assisting the Program Director in providing
and shaping the on-air programming and content of 98.5 KTIS to promote the
mission and vision of Northwestern Media.
Please include a link to your air-check/media sample with your application
(preferred) or email a file separately to [email protected] .
What will I do in this position?
Essential job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Serve as the midday host for KTIS, weekdays from 10AM- 2PM, preparing and
delivering exceptional show content for use on air and digital platforms
that encourages the listener to grow in their faith.
Host one weekend tracked air shift weekly.
Assist the Program Director in the strategic execution of the sound of
98.5 KTIS to fulfill the mission of Northwestern Media.
Facilitate and support part-time air talent to new levels of effectiveness
through authenticity and relevant storytelling.
Under the direction of the Program Director, assist in the scheduling and
selection of music for airplay on 98.5 KTIS, report weekly spins to
industry trades and conduct weekly music research to refine station
playlist as necessary.
In collaboration with the Program Director, discuss new music with record
label representatives and promoters, and represent 98.5 KTIS at industry
events and junkets.
Under the direction of the Program Director and in conjunction with the
Audience Engagement Department, assist in the creation and execution of
Audience Engagement initiatives as assigned.
Prepare, develop, and maintain weekly air talent on-air schedule,
including managing holidays and vacation times.
Be available to fill in on multiple day-parts as needed. Voice track
weekend on-air shift. Work with voice trackers and handle communication
regarding station initiatives, promos, and liners. Troubleshoot voice-
tracking issues. Maintain online liner doc with weekly updates.
Participate in the planning and execution of successful on-air fundraisers
Assist and serve with the 98.5 KTIS team at concerts and events as
Because our community is a significant part of our mission and the
development of our students, all employees act as a minister of the gospel
of Jesus Christ by actively partnering with the University to disciple
students in growing intellectually and spiritually, and with Northwestern
Media to lead people to Christ and nurture believers to mature in their
Secondary job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assist with or host podcasts as assigned.
Assist with miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Senior Vice President
What will it take to succeed in this position?
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
Minimum of five years broadcasting or related experience required
Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; is a consistent
witness for Jesus Christ; maintain a kind, Christ-like attitude in dealing
with and ministering to people within and outside of Northwestern; and
faithfully uphold and embrace Northwestern's mission, doctrinal statement
and Declaration of Christian Community.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with
ability to interact with staff, listeners and donors in a professional,
kind, and tactful manner
Excellent on-air presence and speaking skills with ability to effectively
communicate spiritual truths
Ability to plan and execute an entertaining live program, incorporating
production elements and promos
Ability to respond to time-sensitive situations skillfully and
Ability to work in both a team environment and independently, without
Ability to take initiative and work in an organized fashion, completing
projects accurately and within predetermined deadlines
Strong time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills
Ability to pass a background check upon hire and periodically throughout
the course of employment
The work environment involves working for a suburban, Christian owned and
operated radio station alongside those with a demonstrated commitment and
personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a commitment to the mission and
values of Northwestern and an agreement to abide by all University policies.
What are the benefits of working at Northwestern?
In addition to being part of a compelling, meaningful mission, we have
benefits we believe set us apart from other employers.
For example we have:
Generous health, dental and other insurance benefits
Excellent Paid Time Off plan
Twelve paid holidays per year
Tuition benefits for employees and their families
Employer retirement contributions
Complimentary access to campus athletic, music, and theatre events
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
How did you hear about this position?
Current or former Northwestern Employee
If you checked "Current or former Northwestern Employee" or "Other" above, please provide more specific information.
(Open Ended Question)
Have you placed your faith in Jesus Christ for personal salvation?
Please describe the circumstances surrounding your becoming a follower of Christ.
(Open Ended Question)
I have read the Declaration of Christian Community and, if employed by Northwestern, would live by and uphold the principles and expectations it contains throughout my employment at Northwestern.
Below, please indicate any reservations you have regarding UNW's Declaration of Christian Community.
(Open Ended Question)
I have read the University of Northwestern - St Paul's Doctrinal Statement and am in agreement with it. Furthermore, I am affiliated with a church whose doctrinal statement and Christian community are substantially in agreement with it.
Cover Letter/Letter of Application