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Classical IPR is hiring a host and digital content producer

The person in this role will host a daily on-air shift on Classical IPR while creating and maintaining the station's digital content.


Job Description

The Classical Music Host and Digital Content Producer will play a pivotal role in curating exceptional musical experiences and shaping digital content for Interlochen Public Radio’s classical music programming. As a passionate advocate for classical music, you'll guide listeners through daily broadcasts while leveraging digital platforms to enhance engagement and reach. With a keen eye for detail and creativity, you'll craft compelling content that resonates with classical music enthusiasts across various online channels.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Program and host daily classical music broadcast on air, curating captivating playlists, providing insightful commentary, and engaging listeners with informative and entertaining content that celebrates the richness and diversity of classical music
  • Oversee and manage IPR's digital assets, including website content, social media platforms, mobile app, email newsletters and digital archives, ensuring consistency, quality, and relevance across all digital channels
  • Conduct engaging interviews with guest artists, showcasing their insights, experiences, and contributions to the world of classical music
  • Solicit and produce online/digital content that effectively promotes the Classical IPR brand and identity, creating engaging articles, videos, newsletters, and social media posts that showcase the station's mission, programming, and unique offerings
  • Create and maintain an engaging online presence for the station and its content by regularly updating website content, managing social media platforms, and interacting with the audience to cultivate a vibrant and interactive digital community centered around classical music appreciation and exploration
  • Foster an inclusive and supportive environment that celebrates and values individual differences within the Interlochen community and the IPR audience

Experience and Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge and appreciation of classical music, evidenced by a strong personal interest, active involvement in the classical music community, or relevant experience in a similar role required
  • Knowledge of social media management tools such as Meta Business Suite or Sprout Social, leveraging these tools to schedule posts, analyze engagement metrics, and optimize content strategy across various social media platforms
  • Experience utilizing email marketing platforms such as Mailchimp or Constant Contact to create and distribute email campaigns, manage subscriber lists, and analyze campaign performance metrics
  • Experience using music scheduling software such as MusicMaster to curate and manage playlists, schedule programming, and maintain accurate music libraries, optimizing the on-air listening experience and ensuring compliance with licensing regulations
  • Skilled in digital audio workstation (DAW) software such as Adobe Audition or Pro Tools, proficiently utilizing these tools to edit, mix, and produce high-quality audio content
  • Experience with both the Google Suite and Adobe Suite or experience with similar tools
  • Proficient in AP Style or demonstrated ability to quickly learn and adapt to new style guides, ensuring consistency and adherence to editorial standards in written communications, press releases, and promotional materials for IPR
  • Possess exceptional written and oral communication skills, evidenced by clear and concise articulation of ideas, effective storytelling abilities, and engaging interactions
  • Possess flexibility, agility, and a strong ability to learn, adapting quickly to changing circumstances, embracing new challenges, and acquiring new skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, taking initiative and effectively managing tasks and projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, effectively prioritizing responsibilities, and maintaining attention to detail amidst competing demands, ensuring efficient workflow and timely completion of projects
  • Ability to follow and execute specific verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to promote and maintain positive interaction with all internal and external stakeholders

* While candidates may not possess proficiency in all listed skills and software, a strong willingness and eagerness to learn and adapt to new technologies and methodologies is essential.

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample or link to applicant's digital content

Job Benefits

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Vacation, Sick, Holiday and generous winter holiday time off
  • Life insurance 
  • Voluntary life insurance 
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Employee development & tuition reimbursement programs
  • Defined contribution 401(a) plan, managed by TIAA
  • Free or discounted employee tickets to Interlochen performances and events *some exceptions apply 
  • Early event ticket purchase before general public sales begin
  • Free Stone Cafeteria meal on shift
  • Dennison Recreation Center accessibility (includes spouses)
  • Priority access to Interlochen employees at Pitter Patter Day Care Center (less than one mile from campus)
  • Employee Referral Program (cash payments)
  • Tuition discounts for employee’s children at Academy, Camp and Interlochen Online

Interlochen is proud to provide priority placement at Pitter Patter Preschool & Childcare located in the Interlochen Community Center, near our campus, for employees' dependents. In addition, Interlochen employees may be eligible for the MI Tri-Share Program. This program shares the cost of childcare between the state of Michigan, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the employee (The employee will only pay 1/3 of the total cost, if eligible). Income guidelines and more information about MI Tri-Share can be found at https://www.michigan.gov/mwc/initiatives/mi-tri-share-child-care.

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Dr. Amanda Sewell is IPR's music director.