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Classical Music Host and Assistant Music Scheduler

Posted: March 27, 2018


Department: Content 

Status:  Full Time; Exempt

End Date: Open Until Filled



Capital Public Radio is seeking a dynamic classical music host to add to our creative, experienced and expanding team. Are you warm and engaging on air? Do you have a rich knowledge of classical music and a knack for telling a good story? Does playing a role in crafting our vibrant, classical music format appeal to you? Are you eager to expand the audience for classical music through community engagement initiatives? If you're nodding enthusiastically to these questions, then we want to hear from you!

This is an extraordinary opportunity to work in a creative environment in one of the most fascinating and beautiful parts of the country, Northern California. As an organization, we believe that audience comes first and that anything is possible. We embrace change and encourage innovation while building an epic workplace. Together, we bring our passion and have fun.  

Key Functions

  • Hosts daily, midday air shift engaging listeners with compelling stories and entertaining sidebars connected to the music
  • Assists Classical Content Coordinator in scheduling music across all dayparts, helping to craft CapRadio's distinctive sound
  • Conducts artist interviews and produces features for Music and News formats and across digital platforms
  • Brings classical music expertise to appearances on CapRadio programs such as “Insight”
  • Plays a lead role in CapRadio's community engagement efforts, including educational outreach, forums and convenings, and collaborations with other arts organizations

Key Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of classical music, including composers, performers, eras and related information
  • Excellent enunciation and foreign language pronunciation skills
  • Broad understanding of classical music scheduling philosophy, striving for consistency with variety
  • Experience using music scheduling software is preferred but not required. Aptitude for learning Music Master is essential
  • Understanding of social media and how to engage an audience on appropriate platforms
  • Awareness of digital media and audience engagement trends
  • Facility with digital editing software (Adobe Audition preferred)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills



Submit your resume, airchecks and other audio samples of your on-air work (mp3's), and a cover letter to Capital Public Radio Human Resources, attention: Paul Conley, Managing Editor, Music.

You can include whatever you like in your cover letter, but three things we especially want to know are: 

  1. What attracts you to CapRadio and this position?
  2. What work experience and/or educational background makes you the right person for the job? 
  3. What do you like to do on your own time when you're not working?


Email materials to: careers@capradio.org


Or mail them to:

Human Resources

Attn: Paul Conley, Managing Editor, Music

Capital Public Radio

7055 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95826


Capital Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer.