Part Time Job

News Reporter / Anchor

Audacy

Chicago, IL 05-24-2021
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  • Paid
  • Part Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Part Time News Reporter/Anchor WBBM-AM
Overview

WBBM-AM/Newsradio 780 has an immediate opening for a Part Time News Reporter/Anchor.

Responsibilities

What You'll Do
• Develop story ideas for coverage and collaborate and take direction from the desk
• Gather information, conduct interviews and prepare stories for air
• Operate a range of technical equipment, including audio control boards, analog and digital recording and playback machines
• Study and become an expert on a daily content changes
• Evaluate new situations quickly and decide how best to obtain information while at the same time maintaining a fresh eye for detail
• Anchors and reporters must stay up to date with local, national and international news developments.

Qualifications

About You

QUALIFICATIONS:
• An extensive background in radio news, with strong on-air communication skills.
• Background as a reporter.
• A strong writer.
• Successful anchors demonstrate an ability to think on their feet, ask probing questions, and deal with high-pressure situations with ease and grace.
• Voice quality is very important.
• Curiosity and a natural rapport with people on all income and educational levels are important.
• Must develop story ideas for coverage as well as take directions from the desk.
• Must have the ability to gather information quickly, conduct interviews and prepare stories for air.
• Must be a team player.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
• College graduate, preferably with a concentration in broadcast journalism and significant work in history,
• English and political science.
• Five years experience in radio broadcast news preferred.
• Additional experience as a reporter covering a variety of stories is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
• A warm, personable delivery is required, along with excellent diction and pronunciation.
• Ability to work under pressure and remain calm in confusing and uncertain situations.
• Strong writing skills are essential.
• Must have strong critical thinking skills and the ability to ask tough and insightful questions.
• Fluency with basic computer word processing is required.
• Ability to operate a range of technical equipment, including audio control boards, analog and digital recording and playback machines is required. Familiarity with established news practices and ethical standards is essential.

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS:
• Reporter/Anchor must be able to work effectively with managers, producers, editors, writers, technicians and other anchors, while providing leadership during the daypart.
• They must be able to take direction and maintain trust in the support team behind the scenes.
• Outside the station, reporters/anchors are strongly identified with WBBM Newsradio 780 and must always project a professional and polished image, including a strong interest in individuals and the community.

Responsibilities:

What You'll Do
- Develop story ideas for coverage and collaborate and take direction from the desk
- Gather information, conduct interviews and prepare stories for air
- Operate a range of technical equipment, including audio control boards, analog and digital recording and playback machines
- Study and become an expert on a daily content changes
- Evaluate new situations quickly and decide how best to obtain information while at the same time maintaining a fresh eye for detail
- Anchors and reporters must stay up to date with local, national and international news developments.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dy720p-34-228-52-223-42 in your application.