Collects, analyzes and presents on-air information about newsworthy events. Limited creativity in original writing of copy; mainly routine reporting of facts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Develops and maintains relations with newsmakers and community.
• Monitors news development by listening to scanners, watching TV and reading the newspaper. Ascertains local issues.
• Interviews news sources at remote locations and executes live in-field reporting from the scene of breaking and developing news events. Uses discretion in dealing with sources.
• Gathers and writes news by verifying details and researching news events.
• Enters information into computer to prepare news copy.
• Anchors newscasts at the studio; and reports news from the field.
• Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, FCC and any other relevant laws, regulations or company guidelines.
News Director or Program Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be knowledgeable in local community and national events.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write news reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to possess good telephone and communication skills, and operate a digital editor and other broadcast audio equipment. Ability to operate a computer for general office functionality. Frequent interaction with the local community and employees. Ability to think and process information on the spot during live broadcasts. Ability to deal with a high level of stress because of the deadlines and live in-field reporting. The employee must occasionally work long hours during breaking news events.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver's license and state mandated auto insurance.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include appropriate vision needed to drive as required for a valid driver's license.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and potentially hazardous situations, such as fires, chemical spills and bad weather. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
Gary Douglas Lundberg
PO Box 94
Fort Atkinson WI 53538