Manchester, NH
June 12, 2024
Job Type
Part Time


What We Need:

WBZ NewsRadio is recruiting for an experienced Part-Time news writer/editor.  Shifts include holidays and weekends.

What You'll Do:

  • Responsible for writing creative and relevant on-air news copy under continual rolling deadlines.
  • Establishes relationships with listeners by providing news coverage to targeted demographic audiences.
  • Interviews newsmakers.
  • Adheres to all station guidelines, policies, and procedures, iHeartMedia, the FCC, and all other federal, state, and local laws, including policies and procedures regarding indecency and obscenity.
  • Communicate clearly with editors and other newsroom staff.  Update social media platforms such as X (Twitter), Instagram, Facebook, Threads, etc.
  • Participate in required station Programming, Promotions, and Sales staff meetings and events.
  • Verify facts and produces news content.
  • Edit actualities for broadcast.                                                                             

What You'll Need:

  • 2+ years previous newsroom experience required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking.
  • Proficient in media production and broadcast systems; familiarity with NexGen, Adobe Audition, and NewsBoss a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of all FCC rules and regulations.
  • Socially informed and perceptive; up-to-date and in tune daily with the local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of topics/events related to current events/news.
  • 4-year journalism degree preferred
  • The position requires proficiency in writing news copy, fact-checking, and research. Must work well under breaking news and deadline pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and editing skills; proficient in grammar.
  • Demonstrated creativity and imagination.
  • Able to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations.
  • Can work well in a team environment; collaborative.
  • Able to adapt to changes in schedules and maintain composure in a fast-paced environment with short deadlines.                      

What You'll Bring:

  • Respect for others and a strong belief that others should do this in return
  • Full proficiency and understanding of job function
  • Open communication with colleagues and direct reports that encourages collaboration and team consensus
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Efficiency with independent work under minimal guidance
  • Commitment to process improvement for overall team effectiveness
  • Professional communication that stresses diplomacy, empathy and patience                                                                             

Location: 1 Cabot Road, Suite 320, Medford, MA 02155


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