Traffic Producer/Reporter
Employer: iHeartMedia Job Posted: 1/27/2020
Location: Chicago, IL Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

Provides traffic information to commuters by utilizing external sources and inputting into data system. Voices on-air traffic reports on radio and television stations in multiple markets.


• Voices on-air reports to provide accurate, useful, and timely traffic information to commuters via a wide range of radio and television stations.
• Announces the latest incidents and delays, commercials, and public service messages to listeners from a variety of intake sources. Canvasses local, state, and national traffic news to determine significance and prioritization.
• Finalizes content using digital audio editing software.
• Provides accurate, useful, and timely traffic information to commuters by utilizing external sources and inputting into data system. Sources may include but are not limited to cameras, police scanners, tip-line phone calls, roadway sensors, DOT websites, emails, Twitter, and more.
• Manages gathered information; keeps facts straight, makes sure details are accurate and current, and tracks any changes.
• May prepare written content, visual images, audio material, and video footage for websites, blogs, or other social media platforms.
• Delivers coverage for multiple cities/locations from the hub market.
• Maintains crucial deadlines to provide constantly up-to-date traffic information.
• Flexibility in work schedules is crucial, as TTWN is a 24/7 operation.


• Pleasant, charismatic, and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation.
• Ability to understand and interpret map data, including flows and directions of travel.
• Excellent writing and editing skills; proficient in grammar.
• Strong computer skills and familiarity with social networking platforms.
• Adept at working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented, “newsroom-like” collaborative environment.
• Excellent communication skills, complemented by diplomacy, empathy, and patience.
• Strong attention to detail and ability to plan and organize, set priorities, and multitask.
• Confidence and tenacity to build rapport in order to pursue information, overcome obstacles, and draw information from people.
• Ability to handle stress, work calmly and effectively under pressure, and react quickly to changes.
• Knowledge of geography and roadways within the local coverage area, including general traffic patterns and mass transit, is preferred.

Work Experience

• Previous on-air radio or television experience is preferred.
• Previous experience as a radio or television producer and/or assistant is helpful.


• College degree or certificate preferred. Fields of study including communications, radio, television, media production, or broadcast journalism are a plus.

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