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News Writer

Audacy

San Francisco, CA 03-25-2024
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Job Description
News Writer
Overview

Audacy's KCBS All News Radio, The Bay Area's number one news station, is looking for an intrepid and tech-savvy journalist with a positive attitude and impressive work ethic to join an elite news team in the capacity of part-time news writer.

KCBS is a 24/7 live and local news station. The part-time news writer schedule varies and is based in part on station needs plus planned and breaking news events. Potential shifts can include 5a-12p and/or 11a-7p.

Responsibilities

What You'll Do:
• Create (from scratch) and update existing broadcast and wire copy to create compelling, interesting, informative and accurate broadcast-style scripts for news anchors to deliver via radio broadcast and digital stream
• Write compelling teases (that don't give the story away!)
• Incorporate sound bites, music, sound effects and other elements to enhance your news copy
• Edit and produce newscasts (including but not limited to selecting, editing and/or writing news content)
• Edit audio for broadcast and digital assets
• Review, vet and critique KCBS content to ensure we are compliant with FCC regulations, Corporate and station policies
• Manage the flow of news and information (including but not limited to receiving and researching news tips, calling on breaking stories, conducting off-air interviews with officials and newsmakers)
• Monitor social media, wire services, websites and other news sources
• Collaborate with colleagues about news coverage (i.e. propose and contribute to daily and long-term coverage plans)
• Promote news coverage on a variety of channels, including broadcast, social media, the Audacy app and station website
• Contribute content to the station's social media channels, the Audacy app and the station website, KCBSradio.com
• Protect the station's FCC license
• Other duties as required by management

Qualifications

Required and Preferred:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
• You must be able to take a detail-oriented approach to work while meeting tight deadlines
• You must be creative and proactive
• We are looking for a proficient news gatherer who uses a variety of sources and is comfortable with audio and video editing equipment and programs
• We are seeking a journalist who collaborates with colleagues and feels comfortable pitching story and interview ideas to colleagues
• Experience in the San Francisco market is a plus, but not required.
• Must be available to work all hours, overnights, and weekends and be amenable to changes in work shift
• Required to join SAG-AFTRA

Additional Information

Pay Transparency: The anticipated starting salary range for California based individuals expressing interest in this position is $21.38/hr. Hourly rate to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and location of the applicant, as well as internal and external equity. Audacy offers full time employees with a comprehensive benefits package to include: health care coordinator, medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, disability, life insurance, critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, paid time off (sick, vacation, personal, parental, volunteer), 401(k) retirement plan, discounted employee stock purchase, student loan payment assistance program, legal assistance, life assistance program, identity theft protection, discounted home and auto insurance, and pet insurance. About Us

Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD; OTC: AUDA) is a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country's best collection of local music, news and sports brands, a premium podcast creator, major event producer, and digital innovator. Audacy engages 200 million consumers each month, bringing people together around content that matters to them. Learn more at www.audacyinc.com, Facebook (Audacy Corp), X (@AudacyCorp), LinkedIn (@Audacy-Inc), Instagram (@lifeataudacy) and Threads (@Audacy_Corp).

Responsibilities:

What You'll Do:
- Create (from scratch) and update existing broadcast and wire copy to create compelling, interesting, informative and accurate broadcast-style scripts for news anchors to deliver via radio broadcast and digital stream
- Write compelling teases (that don't give the story away!)
- Incorporate sound bites, music, sound effects and other elements to enhance your news copy
- Edit and produce newscasts (including but not limited to selecting, editing and/or writing news content)
- Edit audio for broadcast and digital assets
- Review, vet and critique KCBS content to ensure we are compliant with FCC regulations, Corporate and station policies
- Manage the flow of news and information (including but not limited to receiving and researching news tips, calling on breaking stories, conducting off-air interviews with officials and newsmakers)
- Monitor social media, wire services, websites and other news sources
- Collaborate with colleagues about news coverage (i.e. propose and contribute to daily and long-term coverage plans)
- Promote news coverage on a variety of channels, including broadcast, social media, the Audacy app and station website
- Contribute content to the station's social media channels, the Audacy app and the station website, KCBSradio.com
- Protect the station's FCC license
- Other duties as required by management

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dynyzp-3-239-91-5-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $21.38 Per Hour ($ USD)