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Host, City Cast Boise

City Cast is seeking a contagiously curious, energetic, city and news enthusiast to serve as Host of City Cast Boise. As the voice of this local daily news and culture podcast, you’ll inspire local listeners’ passion for their place, and you’ll help your neighbors understand what matters locally and why. You’ll have wide-ranging, sometimes-substantive-sometimes-frivolous conversations about your city each weekday, and both will be eminently listenable and satisfying.


You are knowledgable and opinionated and passionate about your city. You have an insatiable appetite for its politics, culture, economy, sports, and people. You love to ask questions and you’re good at it— because you’re genuinely interested.  Maybe you have a journalism background—or maybe you’re a former musician/writer/politician/educator/entrepreneur. Whatever you’ve been up to, you’re looking for a new way of expressing your love, frustration, and fascination about your city and the people who live in it.

Key Responsibilities

  • Host a podcast about Boise every weekday.
  • Host thoughtful, empathetic, engaging conversations with Boise’s top newsmakers and influencers. 
  • Exude style, substance, and personality in each episode. You won’t be an “announcer” but rather a deeply engaged conversationalist and talker with an authentic presence and strong point of view.
  • Serve as the voice, face, and chief curious person for City Cast Boise, and by extension, Boise.
  • Develop and post content about City Cast Boise across key social media platforms. 
  • Work collaboratively with the Lead Producer to pick topics, decide guests, and write questions and scripts.
  • Reach out to potential guests and research local stories and topics as they develop 
  • Act as a powerful evangelist for the show, the city, and the principles of local journalism.
  • Record promos and sponsor messages as needed.
  • Represent City Cast Boise publicly at live and virtual events as appropriate.
  • Occasionally edit or write the City Cast Boise newsletter, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Curiosity, above all. Journalism experience is extremely valuable but not essential.  We’re open to curious people who understand and abide by journalistic principles and who are great conversationalists. 
  • Fresh, distinctive perspective and a compelling style. You are a tastemaker, whether you know it or not.
  • Passion for Boise—whether it manifests as devotion, frustration, fury, criticism, or all of the above. 
  • A voracious appetite for news and information about your community and the broader world.
  • Strong written, verbal, and social communication skills
  • Excitement about working at a startup and enthusiasm for City Cast’s mission of informing and engaging your community.
  • Preferably: 
  • 5+ years experience in journalism or related field;
  • 5+ years experience in a public-facing role (host, performer, etc.)
  • Some experience audio interviewing and editing. 

The Host will report to the Lead Producer of your local City Cast. This position is full-time, with excellent benefits. The annual salary range is $70-$90k, depending on qualifications. You must be local, though work will be primarily remote. City Cast is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, which involves attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds and traditions. Read about our mission and core values here. We encourage everyone to apply.

Deadline to apply: Monday, September 12.