Job Description:

KMHD Host/Coordinator

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The Opportunity

We’re recruiting a KMHD Host! This is an opportunity for someone who is interested in KHMD’s mission of providing a mix of Jazz without Boundaries with a large, diverse audience of listeners in Portland and beyond. This role involves programming music, announcing, maintaining programming continuity for the broadcast schedule and operating/interacting with the digital broadcast board and other broadcast equipment. A strong candidate will possess a strong knowledge of Jazz History, as well as knowledge of Soul, R&B, Funk, Hip-Hop and Global music. If this sounds like you, we hope you’ll apply!

Position Details

Under the direction of KMHD management, KMHD’s Host/Producers are largely responsible for the on-air product the station produces. These audience-facing positions are charged with programming music, announcing, and organizing content for air. In addition to this, these employees represent KMHD at community events, produce digital content and work on radio station operations.

The Host/Producer is responsible for working with the programming departments at OPB to ensure that air continuity is maintained on KMHD. This person will work with varied persons to ensure a quality of workflow that does not diminish KMHD’s vital service to its audience. The employee works with KMHD management and other departments at OPB to accomplish these goals.


50% - On-air work including programming, organizing, ingesting, performing, hosting and producing shows.  General maintenance of the automation system. Work on on-air fundraising.

20% - Digital content creation including production of original digital stories, interviews, segments for air, etc.

30% - Specialty (one of which to be determined by ideal candidate) may include:

-Technical (studio) coordination

-Video production for stories

-Audio production for stories

-Events coordination

Working Conditions

These positions work in KHMD’s studios and offices at OPB. KMHD is licensed to Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham and operated by Oregon Public Broadcasting

Minimum Position Requirements (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Attitudes):

  • Broadcast experience
  • Knowledge of jazz (and its related genres) history
  • Able to make appropriate decisions under stress
  • Must be capable of operating broadcast equipment
  • Experience working with radio and audio production software
  • Experience working with digital libraries and radio automation software
  • Experience with digital content management systems
  • Able to work well alone and as part of a team
  • Must demonstrate a strong commitment to service and an aptitude for public broadcasting

Preferred Position Requirements (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Attitudes):

  • Strong reading and writing skills
  • Knowledge of the digital media landscape and its applications
  • Ability to work in a methodical/organized manner.

Additional Information

  • This position reports to the KMHD Program Director and Director of Audience Engagement and is benefits eligible.
  • The probable hiring range for this non-exempt position is between $44,000 - $55,000 annually, depending on qualifications.
  • For the safety of our employees, the contractors/vendors we work with, and the public we serve, OPB has a mandatory COVID vaccination policy and all employees are required to show proof of vaccination.
Job Location: 
Portland, OR
United States
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Full time
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This position is open until filled.

OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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