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Company: WTOP/WFED Radio
WFED Digital News Writer/Editor On-Call
District of Columbia
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
August 21, 2014
Job ID: 1489496


Job Posting

TITLE OF POSITION:Digital News Writer/Editor, On-Call


REPORTS TO:Web Manager


HOURS: On-Call FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt (hourly)

POSTED DATE: 07/15/2014

POSITION SUMMARY: Contribute daily, across all media platforms, to make Federal News Radio the leading provider of timely and relevant news and information about the people, policies and programs of the federal government. Contribute to the understanding of how the human resources, technology, financial management and acquisition policies affect federal managers and contractors. Develop enterprise news sources for original news content and for on air and online. Edit original articles for publication on the website. Organize and manage content on Engage with Federal News Radio consumers through various social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook and bring new ideas to the table.


  • Create, write and edit compelling news stories from a variety of sources
  • Upload and organize website news content
  • Develop new and innovative content for multiple digital platforms, including Facebook and Twitter
  • Maintain the highest journalistic standards


    • 1-3 years news experience
    • Proven ability to find and develop news sources
    • Ability to communicate effectively in live radio situations, online and under deadline
    • Ability to thrive in fast-paced, breaking news situations
    • Basic web knowledge, experience with HTML, Photoshop and audio editing
    • Excellent writing and editing skills under tight deadlines
    • Attention to detail with content, including grammar, punctuation, fact checking and layout
    • Understanding of social media and its relationship with news consumers, online marketing and web traffic
    • Flexibility in work schedule
    • Work in compliance with company policies and procedures
    • Maintain a positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management and clients
    • Project appropriate company image with respect to dress and demeanor 


  • Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field
  • 1-2 years broadcast news experience
  • Experience covering the people, programs, and policies of the federal government
  • Knowledge of Adobe Audition, Burli and ENCO 



  • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing
  • Manual dexterity and fine motor skills to manipulate computer keys and general office equipment (telephone, copier, calculator, etc.) for extended periods of time
  • Ability to hear and speak clearly and follow both oral and written direction
  • The Company may make reasonable accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions


Hubbard Radio Washington, D.C., LLC Application Procedures:
No phone calls please


  1. Application can be downloaded from the website.
  2. Hubbard Radio Washington, D.C., LLC does not allow walk-in applicants into the facility.
  3. Applications will only be accepted for positions posted on this website.
  4. Submitting an application for positions not posted will not be accepted.
  5. A resume will not be accepted unless submitted with our application.


Hubbard Radio Washington D.C., LLC
Attn. HR / 3400 Idaho Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016

An Equal Opportunity Employer 



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