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Job ID: 156686

Media Writer/Producer/Announcer I
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Mar. 30, 2021
Title Media Writer/Producer/Announcer I
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Northern Public Radio
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Communications/Public Relations

Primary Function
The primary functions of this position are serving as producer for Morning Edition on WNIJ and coordinating newsroom engagement initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)
Identifies stories; reviews stories; curates from news services; rehearses with Morning Edition host, strategic planning, substitute newscaster; fundraising

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position
1. Any one or any combination totaling three (3) years (36 months) of the following types of preparation:
a) progressively more responsible work experience in the production and presentation of radio or television programs, social media, and/or print or online journalism
b) vocational training in radio and/or television production, journalism, social media, news or feature writing and/or announcing or closely related fields
c) college course work in radio/television, journalism, social media, news or feature writing or closely related fields
· 60 semester hours equals one (1) year (12 months)
· 75 semester hours equals one (1) year and six (6) months (18 months)
· 90 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)
· 120 semester hours or a Bachelor’s degree equals three (3) years (36 months)

Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)

  • Demonstrated experience creating and/or curating multi-platform content, including experience web publishing, in a radio broadcasting newsroom environment.

Education and Experience Preferred

  • Two years of multi-platform content curation and creation plus web publishing experience in a radio broadcast newsroom environment.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Critical to Performance of this Position

  • Demonstrated writing and copy-editing skills with the ability to write for broadcast and web audiences, across channels;
  • Strong news judgment, with a commitment to fact-based journalism;
  • Understanding of publishing content across platforms to engage diverse audiences;
  • Proven skill in audio production;
  • Excellent organization and communication of details;

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