News Anchor/Reporter

By on Aug, 20 2014 with Comments 0

Topeka, KS – We continue to grow! The position of News Anchor/Reporter with WIBW Radio supports our news department (AM and FM stations as well as the KIN and KAN Radio Networks) with news gathering and on-air reporting through newscasts. Staff reporters are responsible for attending press conferences, recording news actualities, writing news stories concisely for broadcast and internet publication, as well as editing audio for use in newscasts. This particular staff member would take the weekday hours of 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an every other Saturday morning shift, 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. The anchor may take the reins of an afternoon or evening news block on the AM as well, down-the-road. This position requires at least three hourly newscasts on the AM with two Kansas Information Network reports, each shift. Responsible for hosting live and recorded interviews. As part of our new digital online development, the staff news reporter also collects pictures, graphic files, or video to post, along with stories, to the internet though provided software.  As a WIBW Radio employee, staff news reporters would attend promotional events as prescribed by the News Director, Program Director or General Manager. The Digital News aspect requires the use of social media, especially FaceBook, Twitter and such…monitoring social media, in particular related police, fire and emergency services…a constant effort to find options in directing traffic to the Company web sites…keeping track of scanner alerts …origination of ideas and content to stimulate listener/viewer interaction. This position must answer at all times to the News Director, maintaining close knit day-to-day working relationship so as to keep the News Department updated at all times.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Media, or Communications

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Must have at least three years on-air journalism/newsroom experience as this is not a beginner’s position

- Must be able to work Monday through Friday, 1pm to 9pm, with every other Saturday morning shift 5am to 9am.
- Must possess excellent verbal and communication skills… writing in ‘present tense’ form or Mervin Block Method a must…digital/social media skills required.
- Knowledge of Kansas politics and culture is a plus.
- Must be able to handle stress.
- Must be multitask oriented.
- Must have high attention to detail.
- Always maintain confidentiality of information and highest journalistic standards.
- No ‘superstars’ or ‘rogues’ wanted. Team player attitude and enthusiasm required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Employee will work in a drug-free, very busy newsroom environment.

Send a resume and audio to:

No phone calls accepted.

This is not necessarily a comprehensive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job, or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments). Furthermore, employee could be required to work various shifts that include weekdays and weekends, early mornings, day and/or night shifts.

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