Radio Job File


— Openings at WBBM/WCFS, Chicago: Part-time writer/editor (Job #2021-4137 and 2021-1812) 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 dynamic and talented traffic reporter/editor (Job #2022-3901) for traffic team who can gather/write/select traffic stories to run in reports/over the air/online/social media platforms and supervise all traffic operations assets.  A dynamic and talented traffic reporter/editor (Job #2022-3901) for traffic team who can gather/write/select traffic stories to run in reports/over the air/online/social media platforms and supervise all traffic operations assets. 

Assistant producer/desk assistant (Job #2022-4523) 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.  (10/3) 

— 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.  A versatile and experienced reporter (Job #484) who can hit the ground running early in the day with limited direction and deliver a well-sourced, thoughtful, distinctive piece of short enterprise reporting on a mostly daily basis for; applicants must be curious/assertive/skillful, able to distill the day’s hot topic in Chicago into high-impact journalism and is equally adept at both quick-turn breaking news articles and developing in-depth features.  City-focused political reporter (Job #500) who seeks to do editorially ambitious work, believes in a collaborative culture of editorial rigor/craft/creativity, will work with other reporters and a two-person editing team on the Government & Politics Desk, will work independently on an assigned beat while also collaborating with other members of the team on stories/projects/investigations, possesses all the abilities of a skilled journalist, has the ability to work a phone, can develop sources, can self-direct, can anticipate and break news, can write quickly, can find good stories and unique angles, can hit deadlines and can work with finesse under pressure. Higher education reporter (Job #511) who can produce enterprise work/high-quality daily stories/investigations for Web and audio both independently and as part of a team of four reporters and a senior editor with an aim to be the dominant source for education news in the Chicago area; also will be supported by national editors and a network of other reporters across the country through a partnership and funding from Open Campus, a nonprofit newsroom focused on higher education. For a complete job description and to apply, go online to   EOE.  (10/3)

— WMBD-AM /FM, Peoria, IL seeks an anchor/reporter who has a passion for the craft, has strong social media and Web background, knows how to Facebook Live and post to Instagram, has a knack for Web visuals and videos, can breed and foster newsmaker contacts, wants to be on the scene of breaking news, can draw listeners into the story and experience, can write long-form for Web use and multiple tightly-written condensed versions that can rotate on-air and can work both on-call and on weekends as needed.  Send a resume, cover letter, writing samples and mp3 of on-air work to Cooper Banks, ND, WMBD-AM/FM, at  EOE.  (10/3)