Announcer (Permanent Part Time) – Whitehorse YK

by Trish on March 28, 2017


Permanent Part-time 25-30 hrs/week

Join the fun-loving team at CKRW The Rush 96.1 FM – the Yukon’s # 1 radio station in the territory for almost 50 years.

The Rush is looking for a part time host with a minimum of 1 year on air experience.

Have we got your attention? Good! Here is what we are looking for: History of excellent performance and behaviour on the job and in the hallways.


Familiar with the Hot Adult Contemporary format.
Strong audio editing, board operation and computer skills (including web and social media).
Highly motivated and able to work with minimum supervision.
Demonstrated ability to remain calm and focused when the pace becomes very fast.
The candidate should be looking to be community–centric.
A desire to become a part of the fabric of the Whitehorse and Yukon communities.
Mindful of the Target Demographic.
Knowledge of WideOrbit Automation for Radio, and Adobe Audition is an asset. 

Reporting directly to the General Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of Programming including: Working with management to set and achieve programming goals.


Ensuring the station’s adherence to CRTC Rules and Regulations and CBSC Guidelines.
Collaborating with all teams at the station to achieve a high standard of quality control in all work product, including audio production (commercials, music, imaging), alternative media presence (web site content,
social media content), and documentation (copy proofing, data labelling), etc.
Other related duties as assigned by General Manager. 

Additionally, as a radio host, the successful candidate will be responsible for:


Hosting The Rush’s on-air shift as required.
Informing and entertaining the target audience, with a focus on target demographic as well as focus on  growing the audience.
Operating on-air board, automation software (WideOrbit Automation for Radio), and studio equipment.
Daily commercial voice work and other voice track work as needed or assigned.
On-location broadcasts and promotional appearances as required.
Protecting The Rush brand – respect the listener.
Other related duties as assigned by General Manager.

Never been to Whitehorse? This capital city of the Yukon has a vibrant arts community, plenty of organized sports, and all the outdoor adventure you can imagine for a spot surrounded by pristine wilderness.

Clean air, coffee shops, galleries, outdoor activities, a state-of-the-art Canada Games Centre (host of the 2007 Canada Winter Games) …and no commute!

An excellent resource for first-timers to Whitehorse and the Yukon is Travel Yukon:

Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the above link (and other resources as needed) to familiarise themselves with the Yukon market and Whitehorse culture and way of life before submitting their application.

CKRW The Rush 96.1 FM offers a benefits package for permanent employees, which includes major medical, dental and eye care.

This position closes April 28th, 2017
Please submit your cover letter, résumé, and demo package (can be an attached MP3, WAV, or a link to a profile / demo page or digital download) via email to:

General Manager
Subject Line: Part-time Host


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