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KTAR News Fill-In Traffic Reporter

Posted on 03/13/24 17:40 by Bonneville International Corporation Phoenix
salary $17.00 per hour
location Phoenix, Arizona
time Part Time
applications 0 Applications

Our company is committed to being trusted voices of light and truth reaching hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

Who We Are

At Bonneville International, our purpose is to build up, connect, inform, and celebrate communities and families in the markets we serve. As an integrated media company, we provide content, advertising, and digital marketing solutions across 23 radio stations in Denver, Phoenix, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle, along with the NBC Affiliate TV station, KSL-TV 5, in Salt Lake. We are responsible for lifting and inspiring with respect and giving voice to all the communities and clients we serve.

We believe that empowering our employees to share their ideas and experiences will fuel creativity, innovation, and inspiration. A diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to our ability to create and deliver exceptional content, products, and services that represent our communities. We’re proud of our history and we want talented people to join us as we continue to grow!

To learn more about Bonneville and how our local media matters, visit: https://bonneville.com/

Position Overview

As KTAR Traffic fill-in reporter, you will play a critical role in gathering relevant information such as crashes, road construction and breaking traffic news to be reported by anchors. You will also regularly deliver traffic reports as scheduled. We’re looking for a highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented professional to stay engaged and alert of all traffic news updates, gather timely traffic information, execute traffic alerts and contribute to the digital content distribution of breaking traffic news. This position will also be a part of the KTAR newsroom. This on-call position is an opportunity for a hungry broadcast professional with a desire to contribute to a winning team and be a part of our traffic department within the newsroom.

Note: Work configurations are subject to change based on business needs and at company discretion.

  • This position is an onsite role that requires the employee to regularly work at our Phoenix site.

What You Will Do:

Primary job duties will include, but are not limited to:

Traffic Reporting [may be called in to fill-in during the following shifts]

  • Weekday mornings: 5a-9a, Middays: 9a-3p, Afternoons: 3p-7p as either traffic editor or reporter, or both. Weekends: 8a-4p. 
  • Utilize traffic cameras, official social media sources, monitoring of police scanners and internal Bonneville resources to deliver traffic news on air. 
  • Gather and provide a running list of problems on Phoenix-area roads, freeways and situations affecting traffic for use KTAR Traffic Center staff. 
  • Effectively and appropriately use social media to present traffic updates via all available media channels. 
  • On-call opportunities are often during KTAR News holidays and as full-time staff takes vacation.  
  • Contribute to news coverage by pitching or enterprising potential traffic stories. 
  • Work in compliance with Company policies and procedures. 

Skills and Experience We Are Looking For:

  • A minimum of 1 year of traffic reporting experience or producer experience preferred. 
  • The ability to understand and utilize news feeds and social media.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including conversational, yet professional news delivery. 
  • Proficiency in editing audio using software like Audition or Newsboss Audio Editor is a plus. 
  • Prefer knowledge in using news software Newsboss.  
  • Multilingual skills preferred. Spanish language speaking and writing preferred. 
  • Strong desire to work at Arizona’s largest and most respected award-winning news radio station.  
  • We strongly encourage you to apply if you meet most of these qualifications. 

Physical Demands

  • Ability to fill-in on as asked by traffic supervisor or news director. 
  • Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively. 
  • Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. 
  • Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination. 
  • Lift, move, and carry up to 20 pounds on occasion. 

Compensation Range

$17-$21 per hour

Hourly rate will be determined by an evaluation of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant along with internal and external benchmarks.

What We Offer You: Check Out Our Bonneville Benefits!

Employees at Bonneville can enjoy a broad offering of benefits, including:

  • Paid time off for sick leave (1 hour accrued for every 30 hours worked)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services
  • Access to an entire team of free financial planners
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities
  • Dynamic team culture that values teamwork, having fun, and collaboration

Bonneville is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disability PWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.https://admin.sourcingpro.io/apply/80211/457441/


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