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KTAR News Traffic Supervisor/News Editor

Posted on 02/18/22 7:27 by Bonneville International Corporation Phoenix
location Phoenix, Arizona
time Full 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:

Bonneville International is an integrated media company, providing advertising and digital marketing solutions across 22 radio stations in Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Salt Lake City, along with the NBC Affiliate TV station, KSL-TV 5, in Salt Lake.  As a leader in broadcasting and advertising for over 50 years, our purpose is to build up, connect, inform, and celebrate communities and families across our markets.  We're proud of our history, and we want talented people to join us as we continue to grow!

POSITION PURPOSE:

As Traffic Supervisor of KTAR-FM, you will play a critical role in the operation of the KTAR News traffic division. The role includes scheduling traffic reporters as needed for live reports on 92.3FM, gathering relevant information such as crashes, road construction and breaking traffic news to be reported by traffic reporters on shift. The supervisor also becomes the primary fill-in and provides all live traffic reports during morning and afternoon drives in the absence of the regularly scheduled reporter, as well as delivers regularly scheduled traffic reports in early and mid-mornings Monday through Friday. 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. As news editor, you will write, report, conduct interviews and go live on news stories of the day. This full time position is an opportunity for a hungry broadcast professional with a desire to contribute to a winning team and lead a traffic department within the newsroom.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Daily Traffic Reporting [5a-6a and 9a-12:15p]

  • Provide on-air traffic reports every six minutes weekday mornings from 5-6 a.m. and at various segments between 9a-12:15p.
  • 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.
  • Flexibility in schedule to cover both morning drive and afternoon drive traffic reports as needed.

News Editor [scheduled hours]

  • Contribute to news coverage that has traffic connections.
  • Become the KTAR Traffic expert and enterprise and execute potential stories.
  • Serve as liaison with traffic officials with ADOT as well as other agencies.
  • Update / rewrite story scripts for online publication
  • Effectively and appropriately use social media to present stories via all available media channels.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Schedule, train and guide part-time traffic reporters.
  • Coordinate information among radio reporters, online colleagues, show producers and studio engineers.
  • Oversee, develop, and evaluate effective changes to the clock when breaking news hits.
  • Consistently work hours required.  4:30 a.m. – 12:30p on weekdays. It is full-time for 40 hours per week. Work more when required to meet deadlines, including weekends and holidays. Overtime pay and holiday pay are compensated when worked.
  • Ability to organize, be dependable, delegate and motivate other people.
  • Perform other desk duties as needed.
  • Work in compliance with Company policies and procedures.

WHO YOU ARE:

  • A minimum of 3 years of traffic reporting experience required. News editor or producer experience preferred.
  • The ability to understand and utilize news feeds and social media.
  • Sound news judgement and ability to simplify press releases as well as government, and law enforcement information.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including conversational, yet professional news delivery.
  • Proficiency in editing audio using software like Audition or Newsboss Audio Editor.
  • 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 maintain a schedule of 4:30 a.m. – 12:30p on weekdays and perform at a high level.
  • 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.

THE BONNEVILLE EXPERIENCE:

  • Dynamic team culture that values teamwork, collaboration, integrity, and a shared purpose of delivering breaking news at the highest level of journalistic standards.
  • Continuous growth and development training.
  • Generous PTO policy in addition to paid holidays.
  • Extraordinary benefits such as a 401k with matching, with no waiting period.
  • 100% employer-funded retirement account, immediately 100% vested.
  • High value health care plans at low prices (Medical, Dental, Disability, FSA, Vision).
  • We are focused on contributing to the communities we work in. We encourage our employees through initiatives such as matching for personal charitable giving and fundraising and paid volunteer hours.
  • Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

To learn more about how our local media matters and to join our growing team, visit: https://bonneville.com/

As a media company, we are responsible for lifting and inspiring with respect and giving voice to all the communities and clients that we serve.  A diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to our ability to create and deliver exceptional content, products, and services that represent our communities, and we believe that empowering all our employees to share their ideas and experiences will fuel creativity, innovation, and inspiration.

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/44114/457441/

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