Employment Opportunities

Hawai‘i Public Radio (HPR) is a locally-managed, community-funded nonprofit serving a statewide audience. We were named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Hawaii by Hawaii Business magazine and Best Companies Group. HPR is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Afternoon Classical Music Host/Producer (permanent part-time – 25-30 hours per week)

This position will host a daily afternoon on-air shift on Hawai‘i Public Radio’s HPR-2, participate in the programming of daily shifts, interview musicians and guests, and produce audio and web content regularly. The ideal candidate should be curious, affable and eager to collaborate and work with a team. The work of a radio host goes beyond the hours on air, and so the ideal candidate should have a desire to interact with our audience and community, in person and through social media.

This position involves regular on-air work, Monday – Friday 3 - 6 p.m., and related duties, including but not limited to updating playlists, research, blogging, publishing to social media and interacting in person with our audience and community. HPR is looking for an enthusiastic ambassador for HPR-2 -- someone who has a fresh approach to classical radio and eager to find ways for growing our audience, both in diversity and size.

Job Duties:

  • Host a regular on-air shift Monday – Friday, 3 - 6 p.m., which includes preparing for shift by selecting and researching music, with the aid of music scheduling software
  • Host other on-air shifts as and when needed
  • Participate during HPR fund drives as pledge host and other duties as assigned during membership campaign
  • Produce audio and web content on regular basis
  • Regularly publish to the HPR Classical Facebook page and other social media accounts
  • Emcee live concerts and broadcasts, attend arts events, and give pre-concert talks as representative of HPR-2 as necessary or assigned
  • Interview musicians and guests, produce interviews and performances for web and broadcast
  • Adhere to applicable FCC rules and regulations in broadcast programs
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned

Experience Requirements:

  • Passion for classical music and the mission of public media
  • Experience in broadcasting in radio or television, or producing a regular podcast
  • Experience in education, teaching or similar work
  • Strong familiarity with classical music and musicians, including pronunciation of names and ensembles
  • Strong communication skills in public speaking and writing

Preferred Skills & Background:

  • Experience and familiarity with audio editing software
  • Bachelor’s degree in music, communication, or related field

To apply, please send cover letter, resumé and audio demo/air check to:

José A. Fajardo
President & General Manager
Hawai‘i Public Radio
738 Kāheka Street, Suite 101
Honolulu, HI 96814

or email (preferred): jfajardo@hawaiipublicradio.org with job title in subject line.

Closing date: December 31, 2017

This is a part-time and non-exempt position. Hawai‘i Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.