Bonneville Seattle
  • 15-Jan-2019 to 09-Apr-2019 (MST)
  • KIRO FM News
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

POSITION PURPOSE:

KIRO Radio news reporters are expected to be well-sourced, well-informed deliverers of original content and breaking news reporting that is focused on the Puget Sound audience we serve. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enterprise news stories
  • Cultivate and maintain connections and sources
  • Develop topical areas of expertise
  • Concise, conversational and accurate on-air presentation
  • Create objective news content that will be consumed by a broad and diverse audience
  • Write quickly, clearly and accurately for both newscasts and news/talk shows
  • Effectively use social media to present stories
  • Contribute stories to MyNorthwest.com
  • Work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays under deadlines
  • Available for breaking news coverage at all times of the day, including weekends and holidays

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Direct experience writing for broadcast
  • Direct experience crafting and effectively delivering stories on-air
  • 4-year degree in journalism or commensurate work experience
  • Naturally curious; aggressive in pursuit of information
  • Understanding of beat reporting and the ability to cultivate sources and stories
  • Ability to consistently work hours required, and works more when required to meet deadlines
  • Exhibit courage, discipline, and judgment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two (2) plus years commercial broadcast journalism/reporting experience or equivalent
  • Background in investigative reporting
  • Understanding of Seattle/Puget Sound news
  • Video production skills
  • Proven social media savvy
  • Master of both formal and conversational broadcast tone

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • 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

Bonneville International has been a leader in broadcasting for over 50 years, with a mission to build up, connect, inform and celebrate communities and families across our markets. We currently own and operate 22 radio stations in Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Sacramento, San Francisco and Salt Lake City, along with the NBC Affiliate TV station, KSL TV 5, in Salt Lake.  We're proud of our history, and we want talented people to join us as we continue to grow!

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, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disability PWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply.

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