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Morning On-Air Co-Host in Tulsa, OK at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/19/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

Tulsa Radio has an immediate opening for a Morning On-Air Co-Host.  This position reports directly to the Director of Branding and Programming and closely partners with the morning news host, its team, news and programming, to create, write, voice and produce content for the station, as a branded news co-host, on all its platforms, creating on-air, featured benchmarks to drive market leading ratings and revenue, during the KRMG Morning News.                                                                                    

Exceptional on-air presence, knowledge of tactical and strategic research and ratings, communication, planning, technical and digital skills are a requirement. Leading a breaking news, severe weather and traffic team, and special on-air long-form coverage will be required.

Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Preparing and executing live radio broadcasts
  • Strong track record of ratings success
  • Knowledge of and running an audio board
  • Knowledge of newsroom automation software (NewsBoss)
  • Understanding of source and destination routing
  • Creating top market endorsements by working closely with sales
  • Building newsmaker/guest relationships
  • Knowledge of a radio talk clock
  • Working with our radio automation system (WideOrbit)
  • Working in conjunction with the station’s Program Director and Host on Morning News role
  • Digital production (Adobe Audition)
  • Producing news and talk
  • Writing scripts for news and talk
  • Ability to step in and assume the main host role, while host is taking time
  • Screening and operating phone calls
  • Setting up interviews,
  • Working in conjunction with station on-air talent and station on-air clients, remote location equipment.
  • Experience covering major news stories and severe weather coverage is a plus
  • On-air with news, weather, and traffic breaks, including long-form and special programming duties
  • Social Media and CMS knowledge, with the ability to post in a timely manner
  • Working closely with station News Director creating daily station assignments

 

 

What we look for

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of successful experience in producing from past professional radio station experience (N/T format preferred).
  • Highly adaptable and professional.
  • Ability to participate in high-level client and corporate meetings as well as relate to the audiences of our distinct radio brands.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively build internal and external relationships.
  • Strong organizational, planning, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Able to multi-task in a high-speed environment.
  • High work standards and degree of attention to detail.
  • High integrity and listener focused.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays throughout the year.
  • Strong computer, digital and social media expertise.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook and social media platforms.
  • Understanding of Nielsen Audio Ratings

Year one Critical success Factors

Cultural Assimilation:

Building positive and trusting relationships internally and externally; is trusted and respected for internal and external brand’s reputation. Has earned the confidence and trust of the local leadership as well as peers and on-air clients. Effectively adopts changes within the business by accepting new, career-relevant responsibilities with a positive attitude and a willingness to expand skillsets.

Strategic and Tactical Contribution:

Successfully generate new on-air ideas and execute strategic and tactical campaigns that help build station’s P1s, and cume in the radio market. Work collaboratively with sales team to ensure they are equipped with the necessary collateral to effectively super-serve on-air and off air execution from their schedules.

Ongoing key characteristics

Build Relationships

Building, leveraging, and maintaining relationships within and across work groups, including on-air team, as well as with clients and market and state newsmakers.

Business Acumen

Using one’s understanding of current state of business (revenue and ratings) and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and/or tactics. Respond to inquiries and/or assignments with accurate information, appropriate levels of detail and in a timely manner. Can contribute effectively in a virtual work environment.

Decision Making

Identifying and understanding problems and effective solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences.  Must have the ability to follow station strategic direction and research to make decisions during high pressure situations.

Influence Others

Motivates members of the programming and news teams.  Works well with other in high pressured situations during breaking news, severe weather, and special long-form coverage situations.

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group, Inc. (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to viewers in the communities in which it serves. The company's operations primarily include 65 radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets,33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. Additionally, the company also offers a full suite of national, regional, local and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, Cox Reps and Gamut.

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