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BGEA Drive-Time Host/Content Producer

For over 70 years, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has proclaimed the Gospel through its various ministries. Whether you work at our headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove (BGTC) in Asheville, North Carolina, Blue Ridge Broadcasting (BRB) in Asheville, North Carolina or a field office abroad, you are part of a team of committed Christians working together to reach people to the ends of the earth with the Gospel.

CHRISTIAN PURPOSE AND EXPECTATIONS:

All employees proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through their employment, and thereby further BGEA’s religious mission.

Department Detail – BRB connects to BGEA through the Media Ministry & Internet Evangelism division; the home of media production and distribution for the BGEA. This division includes: Video Ministry Services – the team that produces BGEA’s video programming and materials; Audio Ministry Services – the team that produces BGEA’s podcasts and awareness announcements for radio, maintains the Billy Graham Audio Archives and the 24/7 stream of messages and programming for The Billy Graham Channel on SiriusXM satellite radio; Digital Ministry Services – the team that builds and maintains BGEA’s digital offerings, including the websites, the BGEA app, BGEA’s email platform and some of the key social media platforms; Ministry Archive Group – the team that maintains our photo and video archives and is responsible for photography at BGEA events; and Search for Jesus – the team that leads our Internet Evangelism ministry.

Job Summary – The Drive-Time Host/Content Producer is responsible for developing, hosting, and leading a live, personality driven, listener relevant on-air shift that is highly relational and involved with the community in accordance with the directives of The Light FM’s Managing Director, Programming & Content and FCC regulations. This position will be one of the content leaders among the on-air team by creating high level, relevant content for both the drive-time on-air shift and The Light FM’s digital assets.

Ministry Requirements

  • Maintains a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ
  • Faithfully upholds BGEA in prayer
  • Participates in daily BGEA staff devotions including Bible reading, and leading group prayer as schedule permits
  • Demonstrates behavior aligned with BGEA’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Hallmarks, policies, and expectations
  • Effectively represents Jesus Christ to those within both personal and professional spheres of influence

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the planning, development, and execution of a drive-time air-shift across The Light FM’s network of signals and content geared toward the target listening audience
  • Responsible for coordinating all elements and features used during their air-shift including but not limited to: pre-produced bits, recorded interviews, contests, etc.
  • Cultivate a keen knowledge of current events and issues and be able to communicate them conversationally from a Biblical perspective
  • Converse with telephone callers, bringing the best out of their contributions for potential use on-air or in social media, via recording
  • Follow log parameters for timing and programming content, noting any corrections for programming not aired as listed
  • Ensure program content meets The Light FM’s mission statement and philosophy as well as FCC regulations
  • Develop a working relationship with community, church, and ministry leaders for on-air and digital content purposes.
  • Participate in at least twelve (12) station events and two (2) donor events a year and others as requested
  • Produce original content for The Light FM’s various digital platforms and other projects including but not limited to audio, video, and graphic design pieces.
  • Collaborate with The Light FM’s Digital and Social Media Content Specialist to appropriately produce, post and interact with listeners with unique content throughout various social media platforms.
  • Storyboard, capture, and edit videos for ministry use including videos featuring air-shift content
  • Effectively communicate with multiple team people

Marginal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly coaching and planning sessions with the Managing Director, Programming & Content
  • Participate in regular coaching sessions as provided by leadership for personal and professional growth
  • Participate in regular brainstorming sessions with the Programming and Outreach team
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of all technical systems needed to produce a live and recorded on-air shift
  • Perform all other tasks as assigned

 

Job Specifications

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in on-air and audio/video production work
  • Demonstrated ability as an effective air personality
  • Ability to implement The Light FM’s philosophy for the radio broadcast regardless of own opinions with a willingness to share personal testimony and to convey Christian viewpoints consistent with the ministry’s Mission Statement and Statement of Faith
  • Ability to convey complex ideas in simple, direct language
  • Ability to properly represent The Light FM in public settings in performance and appearance
  • Familiarity with studio equipment, operations and techniques
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in written form with staff of all levels of the association, as well as volunteers
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to use basic math skills

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to make quick decisions regarding content and music, and exercise sound judgment with a minimum of supervision
  • Comfort with making public appearances and interacting with large crowds
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Capacity to prioritize work and manage multiple projects in a high-paced environment
  • Ability to work efficiently and productively under deadlines
  • Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing job parameters, deadlines, or directions
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while demonstrating flexibility when priorities change

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work closely with other people in a variety of work settings
  • Ability to work alone for extended periods of time
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work early mornings, holiday, and weekend shifts as needed
  • Technical equipment in confined spaces

To apply for this job please visit careers.billygraham.org.