Job Category:

Editing, News & Journalism, Reporter, Writing


Pay:

To be discussed.


Overview

Creates, produces and announces topics on the radio, including music, entertainment, politics, news, weather, sports, traffic and other topics of interest.

Responsibilities

* Delivers newscasts; announces radio playlist of musical selections; gives weather and traffic conditions; delivers sport scores, statistics and upcoming game information.

* Comments on music and other matters of interest to audience (e.g. time, weather, traffic conditions) and may interview musical personalities and members of listening audience.

* Typically specializes in one type of music (e.g. classical, pop, rock, country and western, etc.).

* Writes, reviews and/or edits news copy, introductions, public service announcements, commercials, pre-recorded reports, contests, etc.

* Participates in promotional events.

* May be responsible for operating control board for studios and remote programming.

* May directly sell advertising space to advertisers.

* Regulates program timing, operates syndicated programming, and plays commercials.

* Monitors the technical quality and accuracy of incoming and outgoing on-air programming from master control room.

* Protects station’s license by censoring live programs and deleting words/phrases not permitted on air.

* Processes time-out programming for accurate play back.

* Checks studio equipment for proper functioning and notifies Engineering of technical malfunctions affecting quality of the broadcast.

* Handles emergency inserts (e.g. news updates and breaking stories, emergencies, alert system tests, etc.).

Qualifications

* Socially informed and perceptive; up-to-date and in tune with the local and national trends and/or specialized

* knowledge of topics/events related to on-air discussions

* Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation

* Well-rounded communication skills for conducting interviews

* Ability to make others feel comfortable and open up on air

* Excellent writing and editing skills; proficient in grammar

* Proficient in media production and broadcast systems

* Proficient in Microsoft Office and social networking

* May require selling skills

* May require other language proficiency, e.g., Spanish

Work Experience

* 1-2 years’ experience as an announcer in smaller market or college station environment

Education

4-year college degree, preferably in Communications or Broadcast Journalism

Certifications

None required

Location

Paxton, MA: 96 Stereo Lane Off Asnebumskit Road, 01612

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