BonnevillePhoenix
  • 13-Apr-2017 to 12-Jul-2017 (MST)
  • KTAR News Programming
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Part Time

Bonneville International has been a leader in broadcasting for over 50 years, with a mission to build up, connect, inform and celebrate communities and families across our markets. We currently own and operate 14 radio stations in Seattle, Phoenix, Denver and Salt Lake City, along with the NBC Affiliate TV station, KSL TV 5, in Salt Lake.  We're proud of our history, and we want talented people to join us as we continue to grow!

 

POSTION PURPOSE:

Arizona's largest radio newsroom needs a part time editor for the assignment desk!  KTAR-FM editors coordinate reporter assignments, listen to the scanners, make beat calls, text and tweet using the station's accounts, conduct phone interviews and much more.  On air ability is a plus but is not necessary.  You have to be organized, have great news judgment, write great copy and be the person in the newsroom who knows exactly what's going on at any given moment.  This part time position requires you to be available mornings or afternoons and the schedule will vary based on vacations and sick relief.  It's the perfect "foot in the door" opportunity for an up-and-comer or a great job for someone who just wants to keep their news chops fresh.  

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Generate story ideas, coordinate information and assign personnel as needed. Coordinate information among radio reporters, online colleagues, show producers and studio engineers.
  • Compile daily "Daybook" and file future daybook items.
  • Monitor public service agency scanners/social media for breaking stories and assign personnel necessary to cover the story.
  • Read news wires/social media regularly and other news sources (email) for story ideas.
  • Special emphasis on stories for the PM Drive newscasts and on developing coverage plans for the following day's newscasts.
  • Coordinate with television news partner if needed for stories.
  • Handle other desk-related activities, as needed, i.e. newspaper file, mail and other tasks necessary for the efficient operation of the newsroom.
  • Assemble and send out scheduled text updates and text alerts when needed.

 

 

 

 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Two years post high school education in communication/journalism with skills in the following areas: booking guests, broadcast journalism, writing, computer and operational skills, related field, or equivalent.
  • Experience in a broadcast journalism environment, professional or collegiate level.
  • Knowledge of newswire services and a working knowledge of computer skills.
  • Aggressive attitude with a strong desire to advance in the broadcasting media.
  • Quick learner who is fully committed to meeting the challenge.
  • Strong desire to work at the state's largest and most respected radio station.
  • Multi-tasking pro. Ability to be organized with the capability to concentrate on more than one event at a time, able to follow written and verbal instructions under moderate supervision.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively.
  • Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination.
  • Lift, move, and carry up to 20 pounds on occasion.

 

Bonneville is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disability PWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply.

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