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KUGS - Morning Show Host (hourly) 2013-2014
About the Position:

  AS Employment Responsibilities

  • Serve the diverse membership of the Associated Students in a professional and ethical manner by:
    • Being familiar with and upholding the AS Charter, all WWU policies, and all AS policies including the Employment Policy, Code of Conduct, and Program Standards.
    • Attending AS staff development events, as assigned by the AS Personnel Office, and departmental staff development events.
    • Being knowledgeable of the AS organization and its general operations.
    • Serving on search committees as designated by the AS Personnel Director.


About the College/Department: The mission of KUGS-FM is to serve the students of Western by providing a diverse program of music and information consistent with student interests and public affairs programming that encourages a greater understanding of the human differences and cultural pluralism Western’s community and the larger world we live in. KUGS, through its programming, will serve as a bridge from the university to the surrounding community. KUGS staff is responsible for cultivating the interest and production of non-commercial radio for Western’s students.

Term of Position:  
Morning Show Host is hired annually with quarterly renewals determined by the KUGS Program Director. The term is from the Monday of the first week of any academic quarter to the last Friday before the next quarter begins.

Reportage: The employee reports to the KUGS Program Director and the KUGS General Manager
Position Responsibilities:
  • Arrive by 6:30 am to ensure the station goes on the air at 7:00 am.
  • Download national programming and burn on to CD.
  • Serve as the board engineer/disc jockey for the KUGS Morning Show.
  • Engineer public affairs programming as scheduled in the Program Log.
  • Select and broadcast music in accordance with the determined musical format.
  • Maintain the engineering and program logs.
  • Perform other duties as a KUGS disc jockey.
  • Meet regularly with the program director or General Manager to review the KUGS Morning Show.
  • Keep accurate track of work hours on office timesheets and submits them on time
  • Attend staff meetings as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications:
  • Maintain a minimum credit load throughout term of position of 6 credits for undergraduates and 4 credits for graduates.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
  • Ability to complete the entire term of the position.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Completion of KUGS Training Requirements or experience at another radio station and completion of the KUGS training before assuming position
  • Radio broadcasting skills.
  • Radio production skills.
  • Knowledge of FCC Rules and Regulations as they relate to a broadcast station
  • Knowledge and understanding of non-commercial programming and musical genres specific to the morning show format.
  • Reliable work habits.
  • Ability to be on time every weekday morning.
  • Good communication skills, both interpersonal and public.
  • An interest in the program or campus activities.
  • Ability to work well with others.
Academic Emphasis: All majors encouraged to apply.
Job Location: Western Washington University - Viking Union
Salary: Level II ($9.19/hour) 

Bargaining Union: Not applicable
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in below and submit your application via Western's Electronic System for Employment (EASE). Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system.
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. In your cover letter please also specifically address the following questions:
  1. Why are you interested in working for the Associated Students?
  2. Why are you interested in working in this position?
  3. What specific skills, knowledge, and/or experience (paid and volunteer) do you have that would help you be successful in this position?
  4. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview?

Please attach an artist playlist including 10 artists, song titles and albums for each of the following genres:
Americana/American Roots, Folk, Bluegrass, etc.
World Music
Soul and Funk

You may cut and paste or upload your resume and cover letter as noted on the EASE application. Please complete the education and work experience section of the EASE application and submit the names and contact information of two professional references.
Other Information: N/A
Job Posted: 11/4/2013
Closing Date: 11/29/2013
Recruitment #: 130178
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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