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WTOP Assistant Producer Freelance

WTOP/Hubbard Radio Washington D.C., CHEVY CHASE, Maryland

Date Posted July 31, 2020
Industry Radio Jobs
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Freelance
Salary Not Specified
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The Associate Producer assists editors, reporters and 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


- 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) preferred

- 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.

- Must be able to work early morning, midday, evening and overnight shifts.

Hubbard Radio Washington DC LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

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