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McVey Entertainment Group, LLC

RADIO: News Director/Morning Show Contributor- F/T

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Sunday, 10th May 2020
Friday, 10th July 2020
Location: Lewiston, ID

Job Description:

McVey Entertainment Group in Lewiston, Idaho has a rare, immediate opening for a news director and morning show contributor.
If you are energetic, passionate about local news, can connect with the community and are able to create compelling content, we want to talk to you! You will also be a part of the Z-Rock morning show, so having quick-wit and a sense of humor is a plus.
Your daily work will include preparing, producing, editing and delivering local news on-air and online. Duties include general reporting, live breaking news and anchoring newscasts on 3 different stations. Digital and social media skills are a must.
Specific Duties:
  • Gather and summarize raw information from various, reliable sources and/or media outlets, and present it in an informative and detailed, yet concise way.
  • Discern between what is actual "news" and what is not, i.e. factual content versus gossip and hearsay. Ask, “Why does the listener need/want to know this?”
  • Write and edit news copy for on-air broadcasts, public service announcements, and web posts
  • Produce and announce on-air radio news reports in a timely manner
  • Conduct interviews with spokespeople, law enforcement, and other officials
  • Edit digital audio using Adobe Audition
  • Cultivate strong working relationships with state and community leaders and other news contacts/sources

Preferred Skills:

The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year of radio and/or other relevant media experience.
News director reports directly to the station owner, who is also the morning show host on Z-Rock 96.5.
This position is M-F approximately 6am to Noon
Paid major holidays, sick leave and 2 weeks vacation per year
Casual, family-owned work environment with less than 10 employees
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $30,000.00 to $32,000.00 /year to start
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