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WFDD Public Radio
PO Box 8850
Winston-Salem, North Carolina (United States)


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Job ID: 56640
Job Views: 1999
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Postal Code: 27104
Job Category: Radio
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 04.29.2019

Job Description

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.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • 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 hosts 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.


Job Requirements

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).
** Cover letter required. More information and application instructions via Wake Forest University Staff Employment Opportunity site

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