iHeartMedia News Reporter/Board Operator in Hyannis, Massachusetts

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iHeartMedia Stations

Job Summary:

Prepares and broadcasts news coverage and/or provides programming and control board support to On-Air Talent.

Responsibilities for News Reporter

• Gathers and verifies factual information through interviews, observation and research.

• Monitors sources for breaking news, e.g., wires and social media.

• Plans, writes, edits, and voices news broadcasts.

• Finalizes content using digital audio editing software.

• Maintains crucial deadlines in order to provide news stories in a timely fashion.

• Repackages content from producers and field reporters for newscasts.

• Identifies technical equipment and resource requirements for recording interviews and other audio material.

• May produce features and interviews as assigned.

• May prepare written content, visual images, audio material and video footage for websites, blogs or other social-media platforms.

Qualifications for News Reporter

• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking platforms

• Knowledgeable and up-to-date with local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of subjects/events related to on-air topics

• Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation

• Well-rounded communication skills for conducting interviews

• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment

• Excellent writing and editing skills; proficient in grammar

• Strong attention to detail

• Proficient in media production and broadcast systems

• Ability to plan and organize, set priorities and multi task in a fast-paced environment

• May require other language proficiency, e.g., Spanish

Work Experience for News Reporter

• Experience in on-air journalism in smaller market or college station

Education for News Reporter

• 4-year college degree, preferably in Broadcast Journalism or Communications, or equivalent experience

Responsibilities for Board Operator

• Operates control board for studios and remote programming.

• Regulates program timing, operates syndicated programming, and plays commercials.

• Monitors the technical quality and accuracy of incoming and outgoing on-air programming from master control room.

• Protects station’s license by censoring live programs and deleting words/phrases not permitted on air.

• Assists with adjusting signal and programming content to ensure transmission meets federally mandated broadcast standards.

• Processes time-out programming for accurate play back.

• Monitors and updates weather, traffic and news reports into automation equipment.

• Checks studio equipment for proper functioning and notifies Engineering of technical malfunctions affecting quality of the broadcast.

• Screens in-coming phone calls and selectively chooses callers for On-Air Talent and talk shows.

• Handles emergency inserts (e.g. news updates, breaking stories, alert system tests, etc.).

Qualifications for Board Operator

Competencies/Skills for Board Operator

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, Adobe Audition or similar audio editing software

• Time management and attention to detail

• Ability to work without close supervision

• Flexibility in work schedule, including evenings, overnight and weekends

• Functions well in a fast-paced environment with tight timeframes and multiple demands

• Works well in a team environment

Work Experience for Board Operator

• 6 months in a related role and/or technical training

Education for Board Operator

• High school graduate or G.E.D.


Hyannis, MA: 154 Barnstable Road, 02601

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