OK, I’m guilty of cynicism.

Being of “that generation”, and still believing that legacy announcer voices have some place in this world besides automotive commercials, I naturally perked up when I saw the listing in Radio World Magazine for an announcer.

I mean, isn’t it against the law to even use that word – announcer – now?  Doesn’t it break some rule of political correctedness?

Well tell that to the people of public radio Portland!  God Bless ’em!  They’re looking for an announcer-type, now mind you there’s a long list of other skills they hope to find in a candidate:

  • Journalism experience
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to use digital audio recording and editing equipment.
  • On-air reading skills that engage the listener.
  • Excellent writing, listening, and organizational skills.
  • Able to make appropriate decisions under stress
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to work well alone and in a team environment. 
  • Genuine enthusiasm for the services and mission of OPB.
  • Must live in Portland

….but, hey, other than all that, they’re not too particular! (Oh, and the position is for part-time fill-in)

Don’t tell ME the announcer has gone the way of the Brontosaurus!

See legitimate listing here:

https://www.opb.org/about/jobs/fill-in-host-announcer/

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