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Radio Host/ Digital Content Writer- KOEL

Townsquare Media has an open opportunity to host Waterloo's KOEL brand daily. Along with great on-air skills, we're looking for a strong content creator & someone to be the champion of the station on the streets - you must be a 360 talent to propel the brand to new heights. 

Townsquare is a digital-first company, built in tandem with great radio brands that emphasize great local content & community involvement. You must be excited to embrace & prioritize the digital world alongside the terrestrial & be ready to learn & grow with a world-class team. 

Applicants must be social media savvy, regularly contribute great local content to the station's website, mobile app, & all social platforms. Digital is not an afterthought here, it is part of our DNA - & what sets us apart. 

The successful candidate must be able to connect & engage with the station's target audience on all platforms. You're ready to put down roots, build community relationships & become a part of sunny Waterloo, IA - at a driven & inventive company that strongly values our most important asset - our people. We're in it for the long haul, & we're looking for someone that's ready to build & be part of that future. 


  • Host daily on-air show Monday - Friday. 
  • Spend time each day doing daily show prep. 
  • Entertains & informs the listener audience both on the air, via digital content, & social media outlets. 
  • Publish a minimum of 2 original local articles per day on the station website & mobile app. 
  • Write assigned Facebook posts along with other social media platforms. 
  • Conducts on-air interviews, attends & assists in all market cluster live events, & produces commercials on a daily basis. 
  • Conducts Live Remotes & appearances & assist in special promotions & programming activities. 


  • History of original written digital content 
  • Knowledge of basic FCC rules & regulations. 
  • Must have superior knowledge of current events and (insert format here) 
  • Ability to interact with management & staff at all levels, multi-task, & handle pressures & deadlines. 
  • Skill in operation of control board, remote broadcasting, & other related production equipment. 
  • Quickly become proficient in NexGen & Adobe Audition. 
  • Computer literacy in applicable programs & excellent verbal communication skills. 
  • Public speaking skills & ability to interact with listeners & clients in a public setting. 
  • Problem-solving ability & skill in prioritizing. 


  • 3 weeks of PTO (+ 9 paid holidays) 
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Casual, high-energy work environment 
  • Opportunity for upward mobility 
  • Company provided laptop 
  • Competitive salary + bonus program 
  • Company discounts 
  • Pet Insurance
  • Time off for volunteering 

About Us 

Townsquareis a community-focused digital media, digital marketing solutions & radio company focused outside the Top 50 markets in the U.S. Our assets includeTownsquare Interactive, a digital marketing services subscription business providing web sites, search engine optimization, social platforms & online reputation management for approximately 21,900 SMBs;Townsquare IGNITE, a proprietary digital programmatic advertising technology with an in-house demand & data management platform; andTownsquare Media, our portfolio of 322 local terrestrial radio stations in 67 cities with corresponding local news & entertainment websites & apps including legendary brands such,,, along with a network of national music brands,, 


Townsquare Media provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Townsquare Media complies with applicable state & local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms & conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation & training. Townsquare Media expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Townsquare Medias employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to & including discharge. 

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