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Company: Bonneville International
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Our company is committed to being trusted voices of light and truth reaching hundreds of millions of people worldwide. WHO WE ARE: Bonneville International is an integrated media company, providing advertising and digital marketing solutions across 22 radio stations in Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Salt Lake City, along with the NBC Affiliate TV station, KSL-TV 5, in Salt Lake. As a leader in broadcasting and advertising for over 50 years, our purpose is to build up, connect, inform, and celebrate communities and families across our markets. We're proud of our history, and we want talented people to join us as we continue to grow! POSITION PURPOSE: One of America's top news radio stations is looking for its next legendary reporter. If you're experienced, hard-working, driven, and have a strong desire to share stories, we want to hear from you. KIRO Radio news reporters are expected to be well-sourced, well-informed deliverers of original content and breaking news reporting, both on the radio and online, that is focused on the Puget Sound audience we serve. Our reporters are self-starters who are motivated to enterprise stories, maintain sources, and strive to set the agenda for news in the region. Reporters have the ability to take a story and deliver it in short-form news copy, long-form features or discussions on talk shows, and in long-form AP-style web copy for Reporters also take photos and videos at events to feed social media platforms and NOTE: This is a hybrid on-site/remote role that requires the employee to regularly work at our Seattle site. In order to work on Company premises, or with clients / members of the public at other locations, Bonneville employees must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within the previous seven days. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: * Enterprise news stories * Cultivate and maintain connections and sources * Develop topical areas of expertise * Concise, conversational and accurate on-air presentation in newscasts and on shows * Create objective news content that will be consumed by a broad and diverse audience on the radio and online * Write quickly, clearly and accurately for both newscasts, news/talk shows, and web * Seamlessly records and edits audio * Effectively use social media to present stories * Contribute stories to in a timely manner * Work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays under deadlines * Available for breaking news coverage at all times of the day, including weekends and holidays * Effectively communicates story assignments and progress with manager(s), newsroom peers, and news/talk show producers/hosts * May at times be asked to serve as a fill in anchor and/or desk editor. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: * Proven experience writing for broadcast * Proven experience crafting and effectively delivering stories on-air * Naturally curious; aggressive in pursuit of information * Has a deep understanding of journalistic standards, ethics, and expectations * Quality on-air vocal presentation * Writes factual and compelling news copy * Computer-literate with the technical ability to operate studio equipment * Understands social media platforms and has the ability to contribute to various platforms * Is a self-starter who works well independently and in teams * Proven news judgment and expertise in local news * Ability to find, develop and deliver compelling news stories daily * Outstanding writing, editing, and production skills * Concise, compelling, and conversational broadcast writing skills and the ability to verbally deliver on-air newscasts * Proven ability to multi-task and communicate clearly and calmly in stressful situations * Experience delivering newscasts and reporting on-air * An in-house writing and broadcast audition under the direction of KIRO Radio will be required * Able to take direction/feedback and incorporate into work * Exhibits a thorough working knowledge and understanding of the Bonneville International Corporation's "Investigative Reporting Guidelines" as well as Company Policy and FCC Rules and Regulations. * Maintain a positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management, clients, and audience. * Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Four (4) year degree in journalism, communications, or commensurate work experience * Two (2) plus years commercial broadcast journalism/reporting experience or equivalent * Understands regional issues * Video production and on-camera skills * 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 As a media company, we are responsible for lifting and inspiring with respect and giving voice to all the communities and clients that we serve. A diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to our ability to create and deliver exceptional content, products, and services that represent our communities, and we believe that empowering all our employees to share their ideas and experiences will fuel creativity, innovation, and inspiration. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disability PWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply.

Keywords: Bonneville International, Seattle , Reporter, Advertising , Seattle, Washington

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