SiriusXM Programming Assistant – Talk

Reports to Director, Talk Programming 

This highly organized and detail-oriented individual with a keen interest in news talk radio will be responsible for assisting with programming content, production and administrative support.

Job Details


The candidate will be responsible for the following items:

  • Assisting with the planning, organizing and coordinating production of talk radio programs
  • Interaction with audience via social media, blogs and website updates, as well as all post-show follow-up (including On Demand)
  • Assisting with the coordination of guest interviews, including booking studios; conducting research on guests and guest projects; taking video; and taking photos
  • Assisting with responding to audience emails and inquiries as directed, in accordance with established company procedures
  • Editing and uploading video and photos to various SiriusXM online properties
  • Assisting with conducting research for programs as a whole and assisting with determination of required coverage
  • Assisting with selecting and introducing material for broadcast
  • Conducting updates for channel(s)
  • Working with department manager to cultivate and maintain regular contact with newsworthy individuals, staying current via relevant industry sources
  • Working in a professional manner with hosts, technical producers, guests and co-workers in all aspects of broadcast day
  • Contributing to writing and editing of texts and scripts for broadcast
  • Assisting with special features for broadcast, with necessary research conducted, as required
  • Attending news conferences and events on behalf of SiriusXM, as assigned
  • Performing other duties as needed, including assisting with writing and producing feature material and daily updates; updating website; participating in social media, and field reporting

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Level of Education

  • Active enrolment in radio communications program at SiriusXM-partnered college or university; or successful completion of radio communications program with current acquisition of required co-op credits

Skills and Related Experience

  • Ability to commit to schedule provided for duration of term, with flexibility to work between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday, for 90 days (up to 160 hours)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to be a strong team player
  • Ability to accept direction and take initiative when appropriate
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