News Production Assistant
KNX 97.1 FM, Los Angeles' only 24-hour all-news station is looking for a part-time News Production Assistant (NPA). This is an entry-level position that requires strong communications skills, the ability to multi-task under extreme deadline pressure, and the capability to think critically. Responsibilities include preparing audio for air, setting up and monitoring live reports and interviews, answering questions from the public, and handling general newsroom duties as directed. The successful candidate will be comfortable working independently and as part of a team, be immersed in local and national news, and have unshakable ethics and standards. You'll be working with the best journalists in the business.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:Prepare audio for broadcastSet up and monitor live shots and interviewsAnswer telephones and handle listener questionsMonitor news sources and contribute story ideasProvide general assistance to the news staff, particularly during breaking news coverage.
QUALIFICATIONS:Radio production and/or journalism background strongly preferredMust be able to manage and meet strict deadlinesExperience with audio editing systems requiredWorking knowledge of general office computer and newsroom software a plusMust be available to work different shifts (including overnights, weekends, holidays) and be amenable to changes in work schedule
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Prepare audio for broadcast
Set up and monitor live shots and interviews
Answer telephones and handle listener questions
Monitor news sources and contribute story ideas
Provide general assistance to the news staff, particularly during breaking news coverage.
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re5qn1-3-236-225-157-42 in your application.