This position researches, reports, edits and writes daily news and feature stories as part of the station's on-air and digital news efforts.
Purpose of the Position:
This position researches, reports, edits and writes daily news and feature stories as part of the station's on-air and digital news efforts. Stories require extensive research, analysis of interview content, investigative and verification work, and individualized interpretation based on audience factors. This position will also serve as the primary Morning Edition Host. Supplemental commentary will be required when participating as an informed on-air source of content. They also participate in on-air membership drives. Appear at fundraiser, station, and community events. Create promotional and interstitial content as needed or required. Be available for reports related to significant breaking news.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Produces daily news stories and long form feature reports as part of station's newsroom and collaborative efforts.
- Stories require extensive research, analysis of interview content, investigative and verification work, and individualized interpretation based on audience factors.
- Supplemental commentary will be required when participating as an informed on-air source of content.
- Morning Edition Host
- Participate in on-air membership drives.
- Appear at fundraiser, station, and community events.
- Create news related promotional and interstitial content as needed or required.
- Be available for reports related to significant breaking news. Reports may require spot analysis and fact interpretation based on changing and developing factors.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field (e.g. Journalism, Communications)
Salary Grade: 108 Salary Range: $35,568 - $42,702
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The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system:
- Cover Letter
- Content Samples
You will receive email confirmation that your submission has been received. The candidate review process will generally begin as materials are received. The expected hire date is on or about October 1, 2021.