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Classical 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. We're looking for a radio professional who is warm and engaging on the air and has a knack for telling a great story.  Our new team member will play a vital role in scheduling music, crafting and honing CapRadio's diverse and appealing classical format. 

Another top priority will be finding new and established ways to engage with the community, such as station-sponsored convenings, forums and events as well as through digital platforms and social media.

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.  

RBP Live At Cap RadioWorld renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine performing live in the Capital Public Radio studios.

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
  • Professional radio experience preferred
  • 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.  If you don't have airchecks from any work done for radio stations, create a mock aircheck with your concept of how you would sound on CapRadio.

In your cover letter you can include any information you think is pertainent, but three things we'd especially like 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


"I've lived in many great cities around the world, but I now make Sacramento my home because the vitality and resurgence of this city resonates with my identity as an artist and inspires me in my creative life. It's exciting to be part of growth and change, and to contribute my own efforts to the shifting, expanding arts scene here in the capitol city. As my local station, CapRadio offers broad, forward-thinking programming that reflects the energy of this region, the West Coast, and our national musical culture, quickly changing as it is. I feel so fortunate to have the CapRadio community as my "home team", and I always love dropping by the studio to share whatever is new in my musical world."  -pianist Lara Downes


Links of Interest
Professional Orchestras
Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera
Stockton Symphony
Modesto Symphony
Major Presenters of Classical Music
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Harris Center for the Arts
Classical Tahoe
Music in the Mountains
Bear Valley Music Festival
In Concert Sierra
Schools and Education
Sacramento State's School of Music
UC Davis Department of Music
University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music
Brubeck Institute at UOP
Sacramento Youth Symphony
American River College Music Dept.
Sacramento City College Music Dept.
About the Region
Visit Sacramento
Midtown Association
Sacramento's Creative Edge

Capital Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer.