- Word Processing
- Heavy Lifting
- Communication Skills
- Driver's License
Job Description Summary
Covers general news topics of importance, creates news stories, and creates web versions of broadcast stories and shares them on social media platforms. Creates in-depth radio features and special reports as assigned.
Researches, writes, and creates news content for on-air broadcast and the web. Selects and researches topics; contacts and interviews sources; maintains notes and audio recordings.
Reports stories in appropriate forms for broadcast.
Contributes original news stories to regional and national networks, occasionally.
Responsible for knowing, and/or being trained, on the operation of studio and field recording equipment and staying current on editing software used by the station
Anchors newscasts or host on-air programs, occasionally.
Maintains contact lists and files for on-going continuity of coverage and accumulation of knowledge.
Participates in the creative cycle of story and program origination with News Team.
Responsible for appropriate record keeping, correspondence, phone calls, supplies and equipment and other duties as assigned.
Participates in station membership campaigns and community-building events.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and at least one year full-time professional, experience in journalism.
Experience in news-gathering, writing, editing and radio and web production for short-form and long-form reports.
Demonstrated ability to work within a live broadcast environment.
Displays knowledge of and adherence to high ethical and audio/work standards.
Possesses effective communication and interpersonal skills. Must have excellent grammar and spelling skills.
Must have excellent memory for details, be able to meet daily deadlines under pressure and deal effectively with simultaneous tasks.
Ability to travel, as required.
Skills required also include on-line research, word processing, digital editing, basic photography and operation of light office equipment. Must show experience in posting information to a content management system for web site publishing and posting to social media sites.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, the internet, and other relevant software.
Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
Ability to present and display professional demeanor at all times.
Ability to meet the requirements of the University’s automobile insurance, including valid driver license.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
A familiarity with public radio news programming.
Possesses broad knowledge of local and regional issues — and/or depth of knowledge in beat specialty.
A track record of network story contributions.
Ability to learn quickly and be flexible.
Ability to work well both independently and in a small group.
Ability to lift light equipment (approximately 5-10 pounds).
Responsible for own work.
** Cover letter required for all positions and optional for facilities, campus services, and hospitality positions unless otherwise specified.
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Note to Applicant:
This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.