WTOP Assistant Broadcast Editor, FT

WTOP/Hubbard Radio D.C., Chevy Chase, Maryland

Date Posted January 13, 2020
Industry Radio Jobs
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified

Description:

About Us

Hubbard DC, which includes WTOP and Federal News Network, is committed to reporting relevant news for our region. Through continuously evolving brands, we connect consumers with advertisers across a growing number of distribution platforms including radio, podcasts, social media, and websites. We do this with a commitment to our community...while growing our people and profits.

Job Overview:

This position assists editors and reports to anchors with the day to day operations of the newsroom.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

· Coordinate and communicate effectively with anchors, writers, reporters and broadcast editors to ensure the on-air product meets WTOP's high journalistic standards and core brand attributes

· Help deliver news with a sense of urgency 24/7 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Ensure broadcast anchors have everything needed for a flawless broadcast, including reporter scripts and audio files

· Screen every piece of audio and script in hourly rundowns to ensure WTOP quality standards are being met

· Continuous monitoring of the editor's rundown for upcoming and timely stories and liveshots that are booked

· Edit/tighten/produce live interviews so editors can re-package for on-air use

· Actively pursue news tips that come in via email, phone call or other official sources

· Monitor local/national news outlets, social media and email to make sure WTOP is on top of the most relevant and breaking news stories of the day

· Answer phone calls and emails from listeners, providing top-notch customer service from WTOP

· Help develop story ideas for reporters to pursue

· Write news stories and edit audio files, as needed

· Contact affiliates and news sources for interviews and information

· Communicate effectively with digital editors to share new information on stories WTOP is covering and opportunities to tease to WTOP's digital platforms

· Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

· Degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field

· 1-2 years professional experience in the broadcast news industry (radio or television)

· In-depth knowledge of local D.C. news market, preferred

· Strong leadership and communication skills

· Strong writing and interviewing skills

· Knowledge of newswire services

· Knowledge of Adobe Audition, Burli, and Wide Orbit, preferred

· Ability to work quickly in breaking news situations and handle stressful situations in a calm manner

· Ability to multitask, work under pressure and meet deadlines

· Project an appropriate and professional appearance and demeanor

· Ability to work in compliance with company policies and procedures

· Ability to function well in a team environment

· Ability to work weekdays and weekends. News assistants must be able to work early morning, midday, evening and overnight shifts.

EEO Statement

An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

 

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