Manchester, NH
December 28, 2023
Job Type
Part Time


WBZ NewsRadio has an immediate opening for a broadcast and digital news writer.

What You'll Do:

• Responsible for writing creative and relevant on-air news copy under continual rolling deadlines.

• Establishes relationship with listeners by providing news coverage to targeted demographic audience.

• Interviews newsmakers.

• Adheres to all guidelines, policies and procedures of the station, iHeatMedia, 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 Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Threads etc.

• Participates in required station Programming, Promotions, and Sales staff meetings and events.

• Verifies facts and produce news content.

• Edits actualities for broadcast.

What You'll Need:

• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking.

• Proficient in media production and broadcast systems; familiarity with NexGen, Adobe Audition, 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 & 3+  years of on-air radio experience required

• 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 and personalities.

• 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
  • Ability to work within prescribed guidelines without needing close supervision
  • Problem solving skills within established procedures
  • Understanding of when to seek guidance for unforeseen problems
  • Close attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to act in a professional manner and collaborate with colleagues of different levels                                                     

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


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