Radio JobFile


— Openings at WBBM/WCFS, Chicago: Writer/editor (Job #2021-4137) who will oversee the newsroom during the course of a daypart and will be responsible for creating rundowns, selecting sound to air during newscasts, writing and approving copy and coordinating with the digital content team; as a writer will work off an assigned lineup drawing information from resource copy, the audio file and appropriate network sources; since there is little opportunity for detailed review of copy before airing, writers must “get it right the first time” and be able to work effectively under pressure.  Dynamic and talented traffic reporter/editor (Job #2021-2631) with at least three years experience who can gather/write/select information to run in radio traffic reports over the air/online/on social media platforms, supervise all traffic operations assets, plan and prepare for upcoming traffic coverage for planned traffic events and unplanned traffic events; apply online at

Part-time assistant producer (Job #2021-3800) whose primary duty is taking and editing audio from multiple sources including reporters/weather feeds/network audio feeds, will place phone calls to check on news stories, use Internet and other sources to follow up or gain insight for use in reporting news stories, take in detailed news tips and forward immediately to the desk, perform work on very short deadlines with attention to detail, prioritize a high volume of work and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.  Apply online at   EOE.  (6/6)

— Openings at WBEZ-FM Chicago:  Executive editor (new job – Job #481) who will lead the day-to-day operations of WBEZ’s newsroom and oversee a growing team of editors/reporters/producers, will oversee the station’s daily talk show, Reset, will work closely with the Executive Editor of the co-owned Chicago Sun-Times to identify opportunities for editorial collaboration between their respective newsrooms and will collaborate with other teams and departments, including Community Engagement/the podcast team/programming teams.  For a complete job description and to apply, go online to   EOE.  (5/14)


Founded Oct. 13, 1993, the Illinois News Broadcasters Association/Chicago Headline Club JobFile lists job openings and internships in print, online and broadcast journalism, public relations and journalism education, focusing on the Midwest.  One need not be an INBA or Headline Club member to list or access openings, which are posted and made available free of charge to all.  If you know of any openings you may e-mail them to Bob Roberts, WBBM/WCFS, at  All openings Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers unless noted otherwise.  Listings may be edited for brevity.

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