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On-Air Host/Programming Assistant at CUMULUS MEDIA Inc.

On-Air Host/Programming Assistant

CUMULUS MEDIA Inc. Columbia, MO Full-Time
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CUMULUS MEDIA | Columbia-Jefferson City is looking for a full time On-Air Host/Programming Assistant.  Are you creative, full of energy, ready to engage with our listeners, and become part of our local community?  Are you a content creator that can bring fun, relatable ideas to life?  Do you take pride in your community and value teamwork.  If you can deliver uplifting local content, be focused, creative and most of all…love radio, we should talk.  Board work, remotes and production are all a part of what we do, so show us what you’ve got.

We are looking for a dynamic on-air personality that will also assume certain programming responsibilities under the guidance of the Program Director.  Our ideal candidate should possess an extremely good work ethic, be a self-starter, and be highly organized with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.  Candidate will be expected to take on a wide variety of responsibilities including, and not limited to scheduling music, station marketing, social media, maintain daily commercial logs, write promotional copy, perform live endorsements, appearances, and live broadcasts.  Will also assist with station creative and marketing.    

Who We Are:

CUMULUS | Columbia-Jefferson City, MO is the home of 7 Mid-Missouri radio stations. Our stations include: Q106.1, 101.5 KPLA, 102.3 BXR, NASH FM 100.1, NewsTalk 98.9/1400 KFRU, NewsTalk 103.5/1240 KLIK, and Classic Hits 97.5.  Our stations create unique listening experiences for thousands of listeners on a daily basis.  We strive to hire passionate, driven, resourceful, problem solvers who have the ability to drive the evolving impact of radio to success. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce a compelling radio show by using creativity, imagination and exercise of independent professional judgment in writing, producing, interviewing, taping or broadcasting on-air content 
  • Great with phones/interacting with callers, interviewing artists/guests and hosting live events
  • Connect with listeners via phones, social, video, web and on-site
  • Daily social media engagement; website and digital content generation
  • Assist with daily scheduling of music for multiple stations.
  • Assist with writing and producing station imaging.
  • Participates in station promotions and events across the cluster. 
  • Assist in production and imaging of the station
  • Live Broadcasts and station appearances, whether paid of unpaid
  • Commercial Production: create killer endorsement ads – both on air and online – for mutually agreed upon products
  • Voice other commercials as assigned
  • Handles emergency news/weather in show; on call for weather disasters/breaking news
  • Ensures logged commercials, promotions, sweepers and any other programming element essential to the station's operations are aired

Job Requirements:


  • Strong production skills and knowledge of audio editing software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking
  • Strong knowledge of all FCC rules and regulations
  • Socially informed and perceptive; up-to-date and in tune daily with the local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of topics/events related to on-air discussions
  • Demonstrated upbeat personality, informative, entertaining and engaging on the air; able to relate to station audience
  • Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and editing skills; proficient in grammar; ability to make others feel comfortable and open up on air
  • Demonstrates creativity and imagination
  • Can work well in a team environment
  • All new hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of hire, subject to legally mandated accommodations

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Professional growth and career path
  • Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage
  • 401K with company match to plan for the long-term
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays 

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For more information about CUMULUS MEDIA, visit our website at:

CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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Columbia, MO

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Media - Journalism - Newspaper


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