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Company: WTOP/WFED Radio
WFED Digital News Writer/Editor FT
District of Columbia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
May 31, 2013
Job ID: 1489499


Job Posting

TITLE OF POSITION: Digital News Writer/Editor, FT


REPORTS TO: Web Manager


HOURS: 40 hour weeks

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt (hourly)

POSTED DATE: 04/26/2013

CLOSING DATE: 07/26/2013 or until filled

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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Create, write and edit compelling news stories from a variety of sources • 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
  • 2-3 years broadcast news experience
  • Experience covering the people, programs, and policies of the federal government
  • Knowledge of Adobe Audition, ENPS 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                                                  Web Site:

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

Qualified candidates are invited to download the application available on our web site.

Questions can be directed to Human Resources. Wc do not allow walk-in candidates.

To be considered, an application must be submitted online, by fax, email, or mail for current posted position(s).

Resume is accepted when accompanying our application. Unsolicited resumes will not be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer 



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