Show Host and Newscaster
Job Details
Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

WHYY 90.9 is looking for a dynamic on-air talent. This host will have a keen awareness of what information is of interest to listeners of Philadelphia, its suburban communities, South Jersey, and Delaware – from news and what stories has the region buzzing to lifestyle, trends and entertainment.  The ideal candidate must have a passion for current events, an ability to connect with diverse audiences, and be committed to working collaboratively. Must have a deep understanding of how to go beyond the latest news, headlines, and events to plan and craft an entertaining and unique product.


This candidate is not just a news reader, but a host who can communicate scripted newscasts and ad-libbed items.  As an ambassador for WHYY and face of the station, the host will be participate in station and client events/remotes, connect with the community and our listeners,  and network within the market. Candidates must have passion, work ethic and drive.  Three to four years of on-air or producing experience is strongly preferred, but not required.  If you have a personality, a great sense of humor, are innovative, organized and motivated to grow, we want to hear from YOU!



  • Write, edit and interview for the production of newscasts.
  • Keep track of local and national breaking news and be prepared to stay beyond assigned shift if necessary.
  • Preparation for shift means reading through NPR show rundowns for complete understanding of programs, looking for non-news elements outside of newscasts to create a conversational, informational, and non-traditional NPR approach to air shift.
  • Narration of local element to NPR podcast as assigned
  • Operate combo audio board
  • Produce newscast and segment features.
  • Maintain news files in audio vault system.
  • Represent WHYY at public and member events.
  • Collaborate with producers for feature interviews and script writing.
  • Monitor program stream.
  • Host special projects and special coverage events as needed.
  • Cross over for special television assignments as host or reporter
  • Develop signature segments for assigned shifts.
  • Record continuity automation reads as requested.
  • Must become familiar with—and fully embrace WHYY goals for cultural competency and embrace diversity along with station goals in Strat 2020.
  • Review performance in regular intervals with news and program managers.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Please submit recordings of radio hosting, including doing newscasts with your application.


Education: Must demonstrate knowledge of journalism equivalent to that of an individual with a college degree in that discipline.


Experience: Three to four years experience as an anchor/ reporter, journalism or broadcast. On-air experience is necessary.


Technical Skills: Proficient in Audio Vault, Inews, and basic computer skills.