Prepares and broadcasts news coverage.
Copy edit (including proofing and simple fact-checking) short news articles and features for online radio content service.
Must be a good team player ready to do whatever is needed to deliver the best content to our radio affiliates.
Researches to assist writers (producers) if needed.
Gathers and verifies factual information through interviews, observation and research.
Monitors sources for breaking news, e.g., wires and social media.
Plans, writes, edits, and voices news broadcasts.
Finalizes content using digital audio editing software.
Maintains crucial deadlines in order to provide news stories in a timely fashion.
Repackages content from producers and field reporters for newscasts.
Identifies technical equipment and resource requirements for recording interviews and other audio material.
May produce features and interviews as assigned.
May specialize in a particular field of news broadcasting (e.g. political, traffic, finance or military).
May prepare written content, visual images, audio material and video footage for websites, blogs or other social-media platforms.
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking platforms
Knowledgeable and up-to-date with local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of subjects/events related to on-air topics
Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation
Well-rounded communication skills for conducting interviews
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
Excellent writing and editing skills; proficient in grammar
Strong attention to detail
Proficient in media production and broadcast systems
Ability to plan and organize, set priorities and multi task in a fast-paced environment
In addition to excellent copy skills the ideal candidate should have strong understanding of current needs of commercial radio talent
Common social media skills required
Current with pop culture and familiar with popular music, from classic rock to country, pop and hip-hop
The position also involves basic audio editing of sound bites using SoundForge
3+ years experience in on-air journalism in smaller market or college station
4-year college degree, preferably in Broadcast Journalism or Communications