Music Producer – Kirkwood Community College – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Kirkwood Community College

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$12.28 an hour

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Full Job Description

To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.

Under limited direction, the Music Producer is responsible for selecting and programming the music and information elements taking place during his/her on air shift.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
  • Serve as host during an assigned shift or shifts of KCCK’s programming day.
  • Plan and prepare music and other programming to ensure it complies with station format.
  • Produce or provide an audition recording of on-air music program
  • Record network feeds for later broadcast. Keep transmitter log and ensure station operators comply with FCC regulations.
  • Update and promote station and individual programs and activities using social media, blogging and other tools as necessary.
  • Record, write, edit and produce pre-recorded programs or program elements as needed.
  • Assist with fund drives and development activities.
  • Represent KCCK and the college at various community events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
  • Possess a working knowledge of recording and editing software, and other commonly used office software.
  • Must be willing to work in a team-based environment .
  • Must be willing to take direction and training from Program Director and others involved in talent development.
  • Must be able to represent KCCK and the college in a positive manner at public events.
  • Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems and exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  • Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Conduct activities in the office in a manner that is acceptable and consistent with department and College objectives, guidelines, policies and practices.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and own transportation to travel to station events and off-site programming activities.
  • Must be willing to work other than 8:00AM – 5:00PM, Monday-Friday, as required.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.
Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching, talking, hearing. Constant (67-100%) sitting, repetitive motion, visual acuity.
  • Two years experience at a commercial or public radio station.
  • Thorough knowledge of jazz.
  • Must be able to produce or provide an audition recording of on-air music program.
  • Superior announcing and program hosting skills
  • Thorough knowledge of radio station equipment operation, including production and recording software.
  • Must be able to obtain any required broadcast licenses.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in broadcasting or a related field.

Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected] or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email: [email protected]