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

WTOP anchors are responsible for delivering the news accurately, with an appropriate tone, and in a smooth manner devoid of errors. WTOP's audio product is distributed across multiple platforms including radio, web, WTOP's app, smart speakers, social media and other third-party providers. WTOP anchors are a vital part of the team that makes WTOP the leading provider of local, timely and relevant news for the Washington, DC metro region.

Job Responsibilities

· Read news stories and play reporter pieces
· Operate the studio board - play commercials, news content and station imaging elements; operate mics
· Write news stories in a clear, concise and interesting way to be read on air
· Help deliver news with a sense of urgency 24/7

Key Responsibilities:
· Deliver the news accurately without stumbles
· Write news stories to be read on air by both yourself and other anchors. Break down complicated and involved stories so they are easy to understand.
· Enterprise and develop stories and interview ideas for daily broadcasts.
· Operate the Emergency Alert System for the DC area
· Write clear, accurate and interesting stories. Revise scripts as needed throughout your shift to keep them fresh and up-to-date
· Maintain standards of accuracy and fairness in news coverage
· Must be able to effectively ad lib during breaking news events as well as during live interviews
· Keep abreast of new developments in stories being covered by WTOP
· Provide newsroom leadership and contribute to the overall team effort to deliver relevant news to the DC region
· Comply with the moral code of the journalism profession
· Attend editorial and strategic meetings, as needed
· Complete other duties as requested


· Degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field
· 4-5 years professional anchoring experience in the news industry (radio or television)
· Be a great storyteller. Strong writing, interviewing and audio production skills required.
· Ability to write quickly and on deadline.
· Ability to manage the clock and hit WTOP's benchmarks. Anchors must adhere to WTOP's strict clock guidelines.
· Must be extremely knowledgeable of local/national/international issues, newsmakers and current events
· Must be able to think quickly, maintain performance under extreme pressure and respond to breaking news in an effective manner
· Work closely and respectfully with broadcast editors, writers, reporters, news directors and digital staff
· Ability to interview live guests on the top news of the day in an unbiased manner
· Highly developed public speaking and interpersonal skills along with exceptional communication skills, both oral and written
· Understand the radio market, including Nielsen data
· Ability to work weekdays and weekends, as needed. Must be flexible to work any assigned shift including nights, weekends, holidays, and extended hours
· Report to work on time and work established schedule/hours
· Act in a professional manner when representing the station. Project an appropriate and professional appearance and demeanor
· Strong leadership and communication skills
· Knowledge of Adobe Audition, Burli, and Wide Orbit, preferred
· Ability to work in compliance with company policies and procedures
· Ability to function well in a team environment
· Make community appearances as needed
· Voice spots as needed by WTOP's production team
· Welcome feedback and constructive criticism
· Must have a valid driver's license, a good driving record and be insurable. Applicant's driving record will be checked.

EEO Statement

An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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