Reports local traffic conditions, on camera, for TV affiliate.
Focuses on providing timely and useful information to commuters planning their drives to and from work, as well as to those already en route by maintaining contact with external sources of information or by observing traffic from air or land vehicle.
Announces the latest accidents and hold-ups.
Reads traffic reports, commercials and public service messages to viewers on TV from a variety of in-take sources; canvasses local, state and national traffic news to determine significance and prioritization.
Identifies, researches, and creates copy regarding traffic to feature during on-camera TV shift; finalizes content using available TV equipment.
Manages gathered information: keeps all the facts straight, makes sure details are accurate and current and tracks any changes.
Maintains crucial deadlines in order to provide traffic updates in a timely fashion.
May be required to report live on location from helicopters, to paint a visual picture (bird's eye view) by looking out of helicopter window.
May prepare written content, visual images, audio material and video footage for websites, blogs or other social-media platforms.
May require flexibility in work schedules.
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, social networking platforms and audio production software
Knowledgeable with local coverage area geography and roadways, mass transit and traffic patterns
Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation
Adept at working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented, newsroom-like collaborative environment
Excellent writing and editing skills; proficient in grammar
Strong attention to detail, following up until issues are resolved
Ability to plan and organize, set priorities and multi task in a fast-paced environment
Understanding of police scanners a plus
May require other language proficiency, e.g., Spanish
4+ years experience in on-air radio experience
4-year college degree, preferably in Broadcast Journalism or Communications