Looking for a Career Change? Get a Job Working With Us in Radio
The hardest part about getting a job in radio is receiving a card key. I think most of us refer to that as, "getting your foot in the door." This is far from the easiest career field to step into, but it's not as hard as you might think. Let me give you some advice and do what you like with it. This applies to anywhere you want to work.
- Do what you love and life will be great! There's nothing worse than doing something for a living that you despise waking up to each day. Do what you love!
- Never apply with, To whom it may concern. What does that even mean? Here's how I read it, "Dear person I don't know or could care less about researching enough to address you by your name. Can I have a job if this concerns you?" I'm sorry, but that's EXACTLY how I read it.
- Don't over promise the world and explain how great you are. Let me remind you that you're looking for a job. That means you don't have one. You've just now opened up your potential employer to ask this question, "If you're so great, why don't you have a job?" Don't set yourself up like that. We're looking for honest people that work hard. We can see right through the BS because we've already done it ourselves.
- Don't bash previous employers or co-workers. DO NOT DO IT! That only shows us that we can expect the same love in your next interview. Be polite. Never bash. Show bad character.
- Dress to impress. Seriously. I don't expect a suit, tie, expensive dress, but make an attempt to toss the sweats or wrinkles. Showcase that you care.
Show that you really know what you're applying for. You'll go right to the top of my resumes if you've shown me that you've done your research." - Jeff Connell, Operations Manager, Townsquare Media Boise.
You would be surprised about how many people will NOT pay attention to that advice. Getting a job isn't as hard as it might seem if you do those small things. Trust me.
That brings me to this blog. WE'RE HIRING!! Townsquare Media Boise is hiring in promotions and sales. Interested? Peep the official job description for promotions below. Call 208.344.6363 and ask for Mike Owens in Sales or email Jorge Cardenas firstname.lastname@example.org Good Luck! Oh, not interested in radio? Bogus Basin is hiring over 500 jobs! Whoa. CLICK HERE to find out more.
Townsquare Media Boise is looking for energetic Part-Time Promotions Street Team members to help with stations events and promotions. Applicants must have a flexible schedule, are organized, dependable self-starters who are able to set up station equipment (some heavy lifting required). Professional appearance, friendly demeanor, and clean driving records (no more than 2 infractions) are a must.
This is a PAID position with part-time hours and is open to those ready and willing to handle ANY task handed to them. Job hours will vary from week to week. Applicants must have a flexible schedule and able to work days as well as nights and weekends. Will work with school schedules.
- Must be social, outgoing, high-energy individual who is enthusiastic about promotions and marketing.
- Must have a flexible schedule and is able to work days, nights, and weekends.
- Must be a great communicator and able to demonstrate/educate individuals with our brands, apps or any promotions that we might have going on at the time.
- Someone who is a self-motivator and is willing to approach clients, listeners, etc. and feels comfortable interacting with them is a must.
- Willing to work outdoors in any condition.
- Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation.
- Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee could also be required to stand, walk, or sit for a longer period of time. The employee will also be asked to lift and/or move items up to 50+ pounds, including setting up a 10’x10’ tent.
- Must be able to climb a short ladder.
- Must adhere to company standards. i.e. Dress code, conduct, hair length, facial hair, etc.
- Must be able to take direction and work when alone or in groups.
- Must have basic understanding of digital media such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
- Taking pictures and video at events for later use on websites.
- Execute on-site station contests and promotions.
- Responsible for overall look and feel of the event with the station’s brand in mind—including banner placement and location set-up.
- Managing the events while in progress: interacting with listeners, leading games, prize wheels, speaking on the microphone/PA.
- Other duties as assigned.