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


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.


· 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


· 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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