JobFiles: Radio, 03/17/14

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 — Total Traffic/Milwaukee, WI seeks a part-time fill-in traffic anchor/reporter (Job #2900) with at least two years experience who can provide live and recorded reports for the local Milwaukee market, manage information, keep facts straight, make sure details are current, air any changes in each situation, can work variable hours, knows how to use audio production software, is well-organized, is detail-oriented, communicates well, will follow up on situations till resolved, can work under minimal supervision and is dependable; knowledge of local Milwaukee Roads is a big plus. Apply online at EOE   (3/27)

   — The Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (Indianapolis, IN) seek a part-time, freelance multimedia reporter to cover the 2014 legislative session, the governor’s office and other statewide offices, participating in election coverage and developing story ideas of statewide interest; should have an understanding of Indiana state government, be a good storyteller, have experience writing for broadcast and Web under tight deadlines and great interpersonal skills. CD/DVD and resume to Sara Whittmeyer, c/o IPBS Freelance Reporter Search Committee, 1229 E. 7th St., Bloomington, IN 47405 or e-mail to No calls. (4/5)

   — Iowa Public Radio (Des Moines, IA) seeks a news director with at least seven years reporting/editing/producing experience, including significant supervisory background, who can make quick commend decisions, can work collegially and creatively with staff and colleagues at all levels of experience, has strong communication skills, has a passion for building relationships internally and externally, has a commitment to public service journalism and deep reporting on complex issues, is flexible and can respond to changing priorities, can supervise the reporting and editing staffs as well as the hosts for NPR cut-ins, can nurture the staff and assure that they provide timely and high-quality news and feature coverage for all platforms, can collaborate closely with the talk show EP to coordinate content and find ways to provide cohesive and complementary programming and reporting to IPR listeners, can determine priorities, can make assignments, can originate and/or approve concepts for long-form pieces/features/series, can serve as primary editors, can mentor and provide skill development . Pay $46,502-$65,103/year. Submit resume, letter outlining how you fulfill the job description and contact information for at least three professional references to the News Director Search, c/o Marr Sieren, 2111 Grand Av., Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50312, call (515) 725-1707 or e-mail   EOE   (4/7)-

   — The six-station Interlochen Public Radio Network (Interlochen, MI) seeks a morning reporter/producer with at least three years experience who can connect with local/regional/worldwide audience over the air and through other media, producing stories for use over the air and online, is confident, is engaging, has solid journalistic judgment, can present a continually fresh and interesting focus to daily news programming using the full range of resources and media, can discover and report local stories in an effective and engaging way, is connected and knowledgeable about the professional world of public broadcasting and media distribution, can produce and host the daily news service on IPR, works well in a close-knit and collaborative environment, is organized/punctual/creative/personable/curious/ambitious/willing to lead and education listeners in new directions and can participate in listener and donor engagement activities.   Submit a letter of introduction explaining why the position interests and fits you, a resume, links to samples of news hosting and interviews and a current listing of reference contact information (all to be attached in the “additional documents” section) at; those unable to upload the additional documents can e-mail them to, with the subject title of “IPR Morning Edition Host/Producer.” (4/6)



   — Openings at CBS-owned WBBM/WCFS, Chicago: Part-time anchor/reporter (Job #17431BR) with at least five years experience who is a strong on-air communicator, is an equally strong writer, can think quickly, can ask probing questions, can deal with high=pressure situations with ease and grace, has good voice quality, is curious, can work with a variety of people from different income and educational levels can develop stories quickly can take direction from the desk, can gather information well, can prepare stories for air, can remain calm in confusing situations and has covered a variety of stories; apply online at Part-time assistant producer (Job #17191BR) who can take in and edit audio from multiple sources that include reporters/weather feeds/network audio feeds, can check on breaking news, use Internet and other sources to follow up, answer phones, determine the urgency of calls, answer listener questions, screen PR calls, take messages for reporters, refer complaints to management, take in detailed news tips and forward immediately to the desk, make call-backs and edit audio digitally (NewsBoss experience helpful); apply online at  EOE   (3/27)

   — WLS (AM), Chicago seeks a part-time fill-in news and traffic anchor with at least three years major market news and traffic reporting and anchoring experience who can write/produce/deliver news and/or traffic reports multiple times each hour; must have broad news knowledge and voracious interest in the news, possess good news judgment, be adept at both reading from a script and ad-libbing, has the ability to handle breaking news, knows Chicago and Chicago area issues and newsmakers and has background with the NewsBoss system; reporting experience helpful. Apply with resume, ;letter that notes hiring manager and department code, and where you saw this job opening, to Tracy Slutzkin, Dept. WA, WLS (AM), at EOE   (3/23)

   — WLS-FM, Chicago seeks an on-air traffic reporter who can work a M-F 3-8 p.m. schedule, can write/produce/deliver traffic reports multiple times each hour, has a minimum of three years major market traffic reporting and anchoring experience, has broad news knowledge, is adept at reading from a script and ad-libbing, has extensive knowledge of the Chicago area, has experience with traffic systems and can interact with a program host; reporting experience and commercial production background helpful; letter of application should reference hiring manager Jan Jeffries, senior VP/programming, and the fact you saw the opening in the JobFile; e-mail the letter and resume to EOE   (3/31)

   — Openings at WTMJ (AM), Milwaukee, WI: Executive producer/news with at least three years anchor/reporter experience (background as a ND, AND or similar job preferred) who can lead the news staff and day-to-day operations of the news department, can see that the news vision/disciplines/standards are effectively implemented and monitored, can schedule employees to assure optimum staffing for a 24/7 news operations, can oversee story assignments, can report and anchor daily newscasts, can supervise and participate in severe weather coverage, has strong news judgment, can make vital decisions under pressure, has sound knowledge of journalistic standards and libel law, has good written and verbal communication skills, has strong interpersonal/organizational/leadership skills, has digital/Web skills and has on-air abilities commensurate with the market; apply to Tom Langmyer, VP/GM or e-mail Part-time reporter/anchor with at least one year experience who is a good communicator, is a strong reporter/writer/anchor, has strong problem-solving abilities, can meet deadlines, is detail-oriented, can read and decipher source materials, can operate studio equipment, can write copy for on-air and digital delivery, can follow program logs, is computer proficient, knows newsroom software, has online content management systems, knows social media and has high work ethic, news judgment and production skills; must generate story ideas, cultivate sources and provide editorial support as well as screen calls for live call-in programming as needed; apply to Eric Brooks or e-mail Part-time newscaster/board operator who has strong problem-solving abilities, has good news judgment, can meet deadlines, pays attention to detail, works well under pressure, can follow written and verbal instructions, can operate studio equipment, has a keen understanding of current events and pop culture, is computer proficient, knows news operations, can write and deliver concise newscasts, can write in a timely and informative manner, can follow the station format, can operate the control board/audio recording/production equipment, can read and follow program logs, can review and critique information content daily, can screen listener phone calls, can assist talk show hosts, can develop program content and can perform other duties as assigned by the manager; CD/mp3 and resume to Eric Brooks, WTMJ (AM), 720 E. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53212, call (414) 967-5486 or e-mail; see complete details of the job posting online at EOE   (4/16)  

   — WTAQ, Green Bay, WI seeks a news director who is a triple threat: a good reporter and anchor and a good writer who can set the news agenda on the air and on the station’s Web site before it’s in the newspaper; must want to report and do investigative work, know and understand social media and online reporting, and wants a mandate to work hard, dig deep and help create a “must hear” atmosphere in a state-of-the-art facility; no rip and read. Send mp3 aircheck and resume to Jerry Bader, director of news/talk programming, WTAQ/Midwest Communications, 1420 Bellvue St., Green Bay, WI 54311 or e-mail No calls. (3/31)

   ** WTKM-AM/FM, Hartford, WI seek a morning host who is a multi-platform communicator, has solid news and production skills, is curious and interested in a variety of subjects, is an outgoing people person, thrives in a position that informs people about local news and events, appreciates the connection and lifestyle that a smaller community provides and wants to work for a locally-owned station that focuses on unique and original local communication. Aircheck and resume to Dave Stout, pres./GM, WTKM-AM/FM, Box 270526, Hartford, WI 53027 or e-mail (4/13)

   — WHBL, Sheboygan, WI seeks a news director who will be given the freedom to create and the tools to win, can spend as much tie in the field as in the newsroom, is strong on the air, is a good reporter and is a good writer, ready to set the news standard in the market; the station wants someone who will be on the air and on the Web site before it’s in the paper, so enterprise reporting is important, as well as investigations. Send CD/mp3 and resume to Kelly Meyer, brand mgr., WHBL, 2100 Washington Av., Sheboygan, WI 53081 or e-mail No calls. (4/6)

   — Openings at WFYI-FM/TV, Indianapolis, IN: Host/reporter for Morning Edition cut-ins who can announce news, weather, station identification, underwriting announcements and promotional announcements during breaks, can work on election and other special coverage, can collect and present news and features in the public radio style, can write and rewrite news stories and social media to promote WFYI and WFYI news efforts, can do transmitter readings as required and designated, can air a mix of live/recorded/network programs with recorded announcements during breaks, maintain transmitter readings, sign logs and deliver announcement in a clear/distinctive/pleasant/smooth/fluid delivery. Preference given to applicants with public radio experience. On-air hosting samples, newswriting/reporting samples, resume and references to the WFYI HR Dept., 1630 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 36202. No calls. (4/5)

   — Openings at WFIU-FM/WTIU-TV, Bloomington, IN: /videographer (multimedia journalist Job #10463 see listing under “television” for WTIU-TV).   Producer (Job #8349 see listing under “television” for WTIU-TV). Journalist/blogger (Job #5101 – see WFIU listing under “online”; submit cover letter indicating how your experience fits the job description, a resume, contact information for three references and be prepared to supply a CD or mp3 files of work examples; apply online at (4/6)

   ** Openings at CBS-owned KMOX (AM), St. Louis, MO: Part-time sports apprentice (Job #17871BR) who has interest and talent in sports broadcasting, has little experience, wants to develop into a reporter/host, ca conduct interviews, can cover local sports stories, can edit sound, can produce wraps, can perform weekend sportscasts, can operate the control board and can assist in producing shows. Part-time sports reporter (Job #16682BR) who can report from the locker room, can edit audio, can write wraps, can host talk shows, can update the station Web site, is a great storyteller, has an engaging personality and has advanced broadcast newsroom and coverage skills. Apply online at No calls. EOE   (4/11)

   — Openings at KMBZ-AM/FM, Kansas City, MO: Full-time and part-time reporter/anchors with at least three years experience who have excellent news chops and writing skills, understand what makes great news and information content on the radio, are forward-thinking about digital media and social networking, have an eye on what’s next when it comes to developing the medium; experience is preferred, along with knowledge of the Kansas City market. Morning news producer who will be responsible for audio content, can produce morning newscasts, can write for broadcast, understands radio news, has experience in radio news as a reporter/anchor/assignment editor and can work well as part of a close-knit team. Apply online at (4/5)

   — KZIM/KSIM, Cape Girardeau, MO seek an experienced reporter/anchor who can conduct interviews, write stories, fill in for other anchors and assist in programming work. CD/mp3/online links and resume to Faune Riggins, PD, KZIM/KSIM, 324 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, e-mail or call (573) 335-5512. EOE   (3/31)

   — KMZU/KRLI, Carrollton, MO seeks a reporter/anchor who is experienced on-air, can continue a commitment to quality local news for the stations’ listening area, has good news judgment, can write/produce/edit/deliver the news and is able to train in a fast-paced environment; will work afternoons on-air with a weekend shift; background with Adobe Audition is preferred and knowledge of Wire Ready is encouraged. Pay in the $20s, “with the chance for more with remotes and council meetings.” CD/mp3, resume and references to Duncan Miller, ops.mgr., KMZU/KRLI, 102 N. Mason St., Carrollton, MO 64633 or e-mail (3/31)

   — KFMO-AM/FM, Park Hills, MO seeks a sports director for a station that broadcasts more than 200 high school games each year on its AM signal and is an affiliate of the Cardinals, Blues and Rams on the FM; should love sports, be able to regularly update the stations’ Web site, have PBP background and be able to call football/softball/baseball/basketball/soccer/volleyball games, be a good communicator, understand WordPress, Excel and social media; will deliver eight sportscasts a day and do some commercials. Aircheck and resume to Jason Loughary, PD, KFMO-AM/FM, Box 36, Park Hills, MO 63601, call (573) 431-2000 or e-mail EOE   (4/5)

   ** KESJ/KFEQ/KKJO/KSJQ, St. Joseph, MO seeks a reporter who is energetic, is a forward thinker, lives and breathes news, understands all media (including social media) and can gather, report, write and anchor the news. E-mail mp3, writing samples and resume to (4/12)

   — WFPL/WUOL/WFPK/WFPL and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, Louisville, KY: Data journalist who can come up with story ideas hidden in dense documents, can develop databases, can produce visualizations, can present information in a compelling way, does journalism across various formats, can help present stories in the most compelling way possible , ca mine documents, can create maps and graphics, has basic programming skills (Python background is a plus) and is familiar with such programs as SQL/MySQL/Excel/Access. Health reporter to cover a wide range of health issues in the Louisville region and wider Kentucky, from institutions to legislation to individuals; must be expected to dive deeply into the topic and file regular in-depth enterprise reports for broadcast and the Web, working to establish a public health beat; must stay up to date on health and healthcare issues in the region, research and produce stories for broadcast and/or Web, work on collaborative projects and reports, maintain a social media presence for health reporting, be on-call to cover breaking news on the health beat, identify key issues and trends, distill complex issues into understandable and conversational reports and participate in fundraising drives; travel is involved. DVD/mp3/online link, resume and references to the WFPL/Louisville Public Media HR Dept., 619 S. Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40202 or e-mail (4/6)

   — CBS-owned WCCO (AM), Minneapolis, MN seeks an anchor/reporter (broadcast journalist Job #17600BR) who can conceptualize/edit/produce stories for use over the air, online and on digital platforms; must develop and maintain sources, utilize good written and oral communication skills, make quick decisions in breaking news situations, go live smoothly and show good organizational skills; must be available to work nights/weekends/holidays, accept direction and be flexible with changes. Apply online at (4/5)

— Openings at CBS-owned WWJ (AM), Detroit, MI: Producer (Job #17084BR) with 3-5 years experience who can schedule live interviews and guests, can research development of on-air promotions, has a strong interest and background in local and national news and will be responsible for on-air production elements. Part-time anchor (Job #14846BR and 17066BR) with at least three years anchoring and reporting experience who can work independently to choose appropriate local/state/regional stories, is computer literate, is proficient in editing and packaging news sound and interviews, has a contemporary sound and has a good on-air delivery; knowledge of the Detroit area and station demographics is essential. Part-time reporter/editor/producer (Job #16863BR) who can lead the team during his/her shift, can pursue stories and new angles, can juggle multiple priorities, has lots of energy, is a newsroom leader, is a great writer, has good phone skills, works smoothly under relentless deadlines, is comfortable with audio processing and can work nights and weekends. Apply online at (4/16)

   — WBRN-AM/FM, Big Rapids, MI seeks a news director who can run the department, anchor morning news, assign stories to reporters and identify the important issues in the community; must have new media experience. Email mp3 and resume to (3/27)

 — Openings at CBS-owned WKRK-FM, Cleveland, OH: Sports anchor/Web contributor (Job #14509BR) with at least two years experience who can do updates every 20 minutes during local programming; must know Cleveland-area sports, be able to work flexible hours, possibly cover games, write on a regular basis, multi-task to provide help to the staff and can pinch-hit as a show host. Sports remote technical/studio coordinator (Job #14508BR) for its Cleveland Browns production team; experience working with a professional team’s broadcast on-site is preferred, and the successful candidate must work well under pressure to meet specific deadlines, taking the lead from both outside the studio and behind the board if needed; basic computer skills a must. Apply online at (4/16)

   — WKSU-FM, Kent, OH seeks a news director with at least four years experience, including experience in newsroom management, who can oversee a newsroom of eight award-winning reporters, will be a major contributor to the structure and strategy that will assure that the station remains a crucial part of NE Ohio’s context/understanding/sense of community, can work well with the rest of the station and has a quality broadcast voice. Apply to Livingston ‘Associates, 3000 Chestnut Av., Suite 208, Baltimore, MD 21211 or apply online at EOE   (4/6)

   — WMRN (AM), Marion, OH seeks a news presenter/talk show host (Job #1740) with three years experience who will be responsible for gathering/editing/presenting the news throughout the day, can post updates to the Web, has an upbeat and conversational delivery and can host a two-hour local talk show, including booking the guests and producing the show; must maintain a Web site personality page and keep it up-to-date, search out and share all possible Web content, participate in regular listening/aircheck sessions for critiques, participate in required staff meetings, make regular approved appearances at paid and unpaid station events, get approval from PD on interviews, be on call for possible disasters/breaking news/acts of nature and assist with the voicing and production of paid and unpaid spots. Apply online at (3/27)  

   — WPLN-FM, Nashville, TN seeks an energetic enterprise reporter with three years experience who has a background in multimedia storytelling, can adapt broadcast material for the Web, is willing to experiment, is constantly striving to improve, can find the surprising and intriguing and can identify the important. Multiplatform work samples and resume via e-mail to the WPLN/Nashville Public Radio HR Dept., at (4/6)

   ** KRVN, Lexington, NE seeks an experienced reporter/anchor who is passionate about enterprising stories, is ready to work hard to deliver local and regional news, is skilled in contemporary news writing, knows how to tell a story and has digital and social media skills. E-mail an aircheck, resume and writing samples too (4/10)

   — KXNP/KHAQ/KODY/KRNP/KZTL, North Platte, NE seek a morning show news/talk host who can double as play-by-play voice of the cluster; must also do remotes and production duties. E-mail your best work, with resume, to Tony Lama, PD, at (4/6)

   — WIBW (AM), Topeka, KS seeks a news reporter/sports producer who can produce a daily sports talk show, can do on-air news reporting, can write for station Web sites, can conduct interviews with coaches and players throughout the region, can fill in as a sports talk or coach’s show host and can do football and basketball PBP. E-mail; be ready to submit an on-air demo if the application proceeds further. No calls. (4/2)

   — Openings at KFDI/Journal Broadcast Group/Wichita, KS: Executive producer with at least five years experience as an anchor/reporter who will maintain the operations of the news department, assure newsroom policies are followed, provide on-the-job training to team members as needed, schedule staff, supervise all newscasts to make sure they adhere to the “What’s News Now” concept, can work with the assignment editor to see stories from inception to completion, can assure timely coverage of breaking news, can oversee staff performance, can jump in and report stories as needed, can participate in newsroom projects and operational meetings, is skilled with Web tools, can update the Web site, can shoot photos and video, can adjust to using emerging technologies in a multiplatform news organization, can help to coach and motivate staff, is well-organized, meets deadlines and has a clear understanding of standard broadcast journalism and FCC regulations. Full-time and part-time reporter/anchor with at least one year experience who is a strong reporter/write/anchor, is a strong problem-solver, can meet deadlines, is detail-oriented, can read and decipher news source material, can operate studio equipment, can write copy for on-air and digital delivery, is computer proficient, knows online CMS and social media, can report/write/voice stories under deadline for live or recorded use, can anchor newscasts live, can interact well with on-air hosts, can generate story ideas, can gather news, can cultivate sources, can provide editorial support, can function as a field producer at all times, can produce digital news content and can perform other duties as assigned. Apply to Justin Case, 4200 N. Old Lawrence Rd., Wichita, KS 67219 or e-mail (3/27)

   — Clear Channel/Raleigh, NC seeks a news and sports reporter/anchor (Job #3073) with at least two years experience who can prepare and deliver newscasts on appropriate stations, is an aggressive self-starter, can hit the ground running, can cut up sound on the fly, can report live from the street or in-house conversationally, can stay on top of social media, can update the Web and Facebook copy, can ad-lib well, can anchor long-form coverage when needed and understands news coverage in the digital/social media age, developing and producing local features. Apply online at (3/27)

   — WLRN-FM, Miami, FL seeks a morning host/anchor with at least five years experience who can write/produce/anchor daily newscasts and news-related programming over the air and online, can act as continuity host and can be one of the leading personalities for the station, which covers South Florida from the Palm Beaches to Key West; will pitch and conduct interviews, take in feeds, create content in a style consistent with NPR, work closely with the morning producer/reporters/editors to produce over the air and digital content, work closely with Miami Herald print reporters to produce interviews related to and/or enterprise stories, produce and/or host news-oriented special programming, pitch/research/produce stories, gather sound, compile news and features that will run during daily newscasts and/or other news-related programming, file regular online blog posts, produce news-related content for social media outlets that include (but are not limited to) Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, participate in live and online event and special appearances, participate in training opportunities and can work nights/weekends/holidays/other times as assigned by the editor and news director. Applicant should include five work samples (links or mp3), a resume/CV, at least three references who have worked with you closely and can speak of your qualifications for the position and a letter outlining your qualifications, and should e-mail them to Margarette Adam at; for a complete job description go online to (3/19)

   — Total Traffic/Milwaukee, WI seeks a part-time fill-in traffic anchor/reporter (Job #2900) with at least two years experience who can provide live and recorded reports for the local Milwaukee market, manage information, keep facts straight, make sure details are current, air any changes in each situation, can work variable hours, knows how to use audio production software, is well-organized, is detail-oriented, communicates well, will follow up on situations till resolved, can work under minimal supervision and is dependable; knowledge of local Milwaukee Roads is a big plus. Apply online at EOE   (3/27)