On-Air Talent, Programming - Athens Radio in Athens, GA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 3/17/2023

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Job Summary

Cox Media Group Athens has an opening for a full time Programming On-Air Talent. We’re looking for talent to put on a compelling show, not just an air-shift.  The ideal candidate can easily connect with people on-air, in person and on social media with compelling content. Individuals applying for this position must possess a strong work ethic, be a team player, be able to work within format parameters to maximize engagement and revenue success, and be able to relate to the lifestyle that is North Georgia.  You should be a great storyteller, be immersed in pop-culture, be active and forward thinking with social media and video, and have the ability to effectively tease and deliver quality content.  


  • Duties include operating audio controls and digital computer cart system, screening phone calls, and running live and recorded talk shows, sports programming, and music operations for a variety of shifts 
  • Responsible for maintaining transmitter status of multiple sites, coordination of newscasts, recording and playback of remote broadcasts and audio routing for remote broadcasts and network studio events 
  •   Cover on-air shifts within our cluster of stations when needed. 



What we look for


  • Computer skills for audio delivery and automation systems are preferred, but not required (Wide Orbit, Adobe Audition, ProTools, VoxPro etc.), word processing, audio editing and web/social media.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Availability for hours that vary and could include nights and weekends, etc.
  • Social media savvy and can engage the format audience lifestyle both on and off the air. 
  • Previous news/on-air experience preferred but not required.


CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses include 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 52 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

CMG may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or during employment as a term and condition of employment unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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