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Posted on 10/12/23 8:41 by Raccoon Valley Radio
salary 30K to 40K depending on Experience
location Iowa
time Full Time
Job Start Date: 12/1/2023
applications 0 Applications

Raccoon Valley Radio is currently looking for a news/sports position for its Perry station. 

Join a three-station, small market radio station that focuses on the local news with local angles. The coverage area is western Dallas County. This individual must be a team player and work within a three-person news department. We are an award-winning company and prides itself on being part of the community. Full-Service radio isn’t a typical 8 am-5 pm job, you must be flexible and available to work some weekends and holidays. This position will also include fill-in play by play broadcasting of area sports teams. 

If you are the kind of person that is positive, motivated to work in a community, and wants to deliver local news, then please apply to be a part of our team. We will work with the right individual that shows passion, dedication, and can produce high-quality work. 


  • Cover meetings and events (including evenings)

  • Write a minimum of 5 stories daily with one seven-minute interview

  • Report breaking news/severe weather

  • Work occasional weekends/holidays

  • Develop working relationships with community officials and sources

  • Play-by-play broadcast of football, basketball, baseball and softball as well as sports story writing covering our area teams.


  • College degree preferred

  • At least one-year of radio experience preferred

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Audition or equivalent audio editing software

  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

  • Have good written and verbal communication skills

  • Possess good time management skills

Interested candidates can apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to johnmcgee@raccoonvalleyradio.com. Questions can be directed to John McGee at (515)  465-5357. Raccoon Valley Radio is an equal opportunity employer.

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