Development Operations Coordinator

On-Air Classical Music Host & Producer

Posting Date: 04/18/2024

We are actively seeking dynamic and diverse team member to join us in the role of On-Air Classical Music Host & Producer in Detroit, MI, in a hybrid work structure.

A WRCJ On-Air Classical Music Host & Producer is responsible for hosting a multi-hour classical music program in a knowledgeable, entertaining way. The On-Air host may also conduct interviews and may or may not be required to select the music to be presented. The On-Air host will also actively foster audience engagement, drive fundraising efforts, and build robust listener relationships.

How to Apply

Essential Functions

  • Announces the music played on WRCJ-FM and HD-1, with commentary and context.
  • Operates the studio audio board and related equipment.
  • Follows program logs and airs all required underwriting and promotional announcements.
  • Initials FCC program log to verify broadcast (or non-broadcast) of all logged material.
  • Conducts interviews with studio guests.
  • Actively asks listeners for contributions during station fundraising drives.
  • Stays current on new musical releases in classical music.
  • Promotes station events.
  • Acts as a visible spokesperson for the station at classical music events and other cultural events as required.
  • Serves as a community liaison and station advocate building opportunities and relationships that will help expand the station’s ability to serve its mission.
  • Monitors and responds to listener feedback; converses with listeners, interviews guests, and hosts live events.
  • Assists in maintaining the WRCJ music library.
  • Cultivates a passion for audience participation and fundraising initiatives.
  • Promotes audience engagement through relationship-building efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned include participation in station fundraising events.


  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent organizational ability with strong attention to details.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a focus on a “customer service” approach in both internal and external communications.


  • Exceptional knowledge of classical music.
  • Ability to operate audio board, automation system, and related equipment such as CD players.
  • Knowledge of computer systems such as Audio Vault or Adobe Audition.
  • Bachelor’s degree in art, music, communication, or a similar discipline is strongly preferred.
  • 5+ years of on-air experience in commercial or public radio broadcasting preferred.
  • Demonstrate passion for audience engagement and fundraising.
  • On-air fundraising experience with the ability to execute effectively.
  • Non-profit experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated passion for arts and culture in the local community.
  • Excellent knowledge of on-air promotion strategies.
  • Familiarity with FCC rules and regulations.

Physical Demands

Individual must be able to:

  • Sit and speak well for extended periods of time.

Work Environment

Individual is exposed to a typical radio studio setting with computer equipment.

What You'll Get

  • Experience the rewarding feeling of knowing you’re part of an organization committed to the greater good of the community.
  • Enjoy a flexible work environment with a hybrid in-person and work-from-home model.
  • Continue to grow and learn through opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • Share your input, knowing that your ideas are valued and always welcome.
  • Be yourself! We believe your uniqueness makes you an even greater asset to the team.

No telephone calls or third parties. Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

Detroit Public Media, d/b/a Detroit PBS and WRCJ 90.9 FM, is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability status, marital status, military status, or protected veteran status. Employment decisions at Detroit PBS will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The specific statements above are not intended to be all inclusive.

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Does the idea of joining our team of dedicated professionals with different backgrounds and experiences excite you? If so, we invite you to join us in our mission to educate, engage, entertain and inspire through the power of public media.

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