Provides traffic information to commuters by utilizing external sources and inputting into data system.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Ability to regularly work weekend, evening/overnight, and holiday hours is crucial.
• Previous experience as a radio producer and/or assistant is helpful but not required.
• College degree or certificate preferred. Fields of study including communications, radio, media production, or broadcast journalism are a plus.