On-Air Talent Auditions

Pay: Yes


Looking to get in front of an audience of 100,000+? WTTW (Chicago PBS) is seeking to grow our pool of talented TV personalities! This is a paid position; union or non-union performer.

The ideal on-air personality is...
-Someone who thrives in a live performance setting (TV, radio, theater, event hosting/emceeing)
-Comfortable both ad-libbing and reading from teleprompter
-Warm, personable, and friendly demeanor
-Age 30-60
-Available select weeknights and some midday/afternoons during WTTW's quarterly on-air drives (March, June, August, December)
-Has a passion for public media. Whether you were raised on Sesame Street, never missed an episode of Downton Abbey, or have finished an entire Ken Burns docuseries, we want YOU!

We celebrate Chicago's diversity and are inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. People of color are encouraged to apply.

How to audition
Record a 30 - 45 second self tape (cell phone is fine!) direct to camera, With the following bullet points as a guide:
-WTTW is here because viewers give back.
-Your support is not required, but it is necessary.
-Whatever you give, it will make a difference.
-Please, it's time to give what you can.
-WTTW DOT COM; 773-588-1111; QR CODE

Feel free to personalize the pitch based on your relationship with public television. For guidance, watch this Mission Pitch example from WTTW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzw2eF8wM9o

Contact Info:

Email a .MOV or .MP4 file to ekahoa@wttw.com by Friday, September 22, 2023 with the subject line WTTW On-Air Talent Audition. No phone calls, please. We are looking for a wide variety of on-air talent. You might be exactly the person we're looking for so show us your love for PBS!

Reply To Email: ekahoa@wttw.com
Website: interactive.wttw.com/about/mission