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iHeartMedia, Inc.

News Anchor-Reporter

iHeartMedia, Inc. - Grand Rapids, MI

NEWSRADIO WOOD 1300 AM & 106.9 FM, West Michigan’s premier news and information station, is looking for a part-time on-air and digital news anchor/reporter. If you understand that compelling writing, great storytelling, and creative use of sound make for a great news product on-air and on multiple digital and social media platforms, then we want to hear from you. Grand Rapids and the West Michigan region have quickly become one of the top-rated regions for job growth, raising a family, and a vibrant cultural environment. Our news coverage seeks to reflect the people, issues, politics, and quality of life here in West Michigan and beyond.

Responsibilities

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 specialize in a particular field of news broadcasting (e.g. political, traffic, finance or military).

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

Prepares and broadcasts news coverage.

Prepares and writes material(written and visual) for digital platforms and social media.

Qualifications

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

Must possess exceptional writing skills and be capable of writing their own copy on deadline; a working knowledge of legal and FCC rules are required.

Ability to work flexible hours as needed, especially for breaking news coverage.

Digital audio editing experience.

Ability to write and publish content for our digital platforms, including familiarity with photo/video editing.

A clearly demonstrated track record of effective use and understanding of social Media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Minimum 3, and ideally 5 or more years of on-air/reporting experience.

Must have the ability to anchor from the studio, operating the automation system and board while engineering your own newscast. We need highly motivated candidates willing to learn how to balance the many tasks of an anchor at one of the region’s premier news radio outlets.

The ideal candidate will possess strong news instincts and be a “news junkie” at heart, always keeping a watchful eye of the news 24/7.

3 years’ experience in on-air journalism in smaller market or college station

Please upload resume and brief paragraph explaining your news philosophy. Air check must accompany resume to be considered

Education

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

Certifications

None required

Location

Grand Rapids, MI: 77 Monroe Center Nw, Suite 800, 900 and 1000, 49503

Position Type

Regular

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies specializing in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, live events, and on-demand entertainment and information services across the nation and providing premier opportunities for advertisers.

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News Anchor-Reporter iHeartMedia, Inc. - Grand Rapids, MI, United States

   

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Company Profile:
Clear Channel Communications, Inc. was founded in San Antonio, TX with the purchase of a single radio station in 1972. After decades of growing media assets globally, the company has become one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, operating as CC Media Holdings (OTCBB:CCMO). Clear Channel consists of two main media businesses: Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings (NYSE: CCO) and the wholly owned Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. Between these divisions, Clear Channel focuses on providing a spectrum of multi-platform advertising and marketing opportunities for partners and world-class entertainment for listeners and users.