Talk Show Host at Cumulus Media Inc.

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Job Description:

Job Details

Cumulus Media is looking for a conservative Talk Show Host to work in a medium market in the South. You will be part of a dynamic team and be required to deliver a 4- hour show, Monday through Friday, that not only entertains the audience but has synergy with the market and benefits our advertisers. The NewsTalk format is ever changing and isn't your grandfathers NewsTalk station style of programming anymore. You will need to be engaging with the audience, cutting edge in your delivery, accurate with your information, and honest. The host for this job will have a good understanding of social media and how to interact on those platforms as well as over the air. Relocation assistance may be offered.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Successful talk show hosting experience and winning track record backed by Nielsen Audio results.
  • Able to conduct a 4 hour talk show 5 days per week.
  • Willing to meet and learn who the key players are in the political and business landscape of the market very quickly
  • Savvy computer skills
  • Must make station appearances at events/remotes and represent stations
  • Be organized and able to create systems to accomplish an excellent on-air sound, limiting audio mistakes
  • Ability to multi-task and the discipline to focus on what is the highest and best use of your time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with air staff and associated departments
  • Strong leadership, coaching, prioritization, and execution
  • Creative and strategic problem solver
  • Proficient in digital audio editing and production using various software packages
  • Work with station promotions director to maximize digital assets including websites, social media presence
  • Previous Talk Show Host experience is required
  • 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
  • Participate in station Programming, Promotions, and Sales meetings and events as necessary
  • Commercial Production; create killer endorsement ads - both on air and online - for mutually agreed upon products
  • 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
  • Performs additional duties in small stations, such as production, assisting program directors or music directors, operating radio transmitter or writing advertising copy.
Job Requirements:

To upload your air-check, please paste the audio file into a Word document and save with name format Last name. Audio and upload as part of your application by selecting "Include a cover letter". Instructions are also provided on the application form.


  • 3 + years of News Talk Hosting with successful ratings history required
  • Strong production skills and knowledge of Op X, VOX Pro/Adobe Audition and Audacity
  • 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
  • Demonstrated creativity and imagination
  • Can work well in a team environment; collaborative

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
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays

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

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St. Louis, MO (Onsite)

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Media - Journalism - Newspaper


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