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Assistant Regional News Director/ Anchor

companyiHeart Media
locationSacramento, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/15/2024
Full Time

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The audio revolution is here - and iHeart is leading it! iHeartMedia, the number one audio company in America, reaches 90% of Americans every month -- a monthly audience that's twice the size of any other audio company - almost three times the size of the largest TV network - and almost 4 times the size of the largest ad-supported music streaming service. In fact, we have:

  • More #1 rated markets than the next two largest radio companies combined;
  • We're the largest podcast publisher, with more monthly downloads than the second- and third-largest podcast publishers combined. Podcasting, the fastest-growing new media, today has more monthly users than streaming music services or Netflix;
  • iHeart is the home of many of the country's most popular and trusted on-air personalities and podcast influencers, who build important connections with hundreds of communities across America;
  • We create and produce some of the most popular and well-known branded live music events in America, including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the iHeartCountry Festival, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina and the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour;
  • iHeartRadio is the #1 streaming radio digital service in America;
  • Our social media footprint is 7 times larger than the next largest audio service; and
  • We have the only complete audio ad technology stack in the industry for all forms of audio, from on demand to broadcast radio, digital streaming radio and podcasting, which bring data, targeting and attribution to all forms of audio at an unparalleled scale. As a result, we're able to combine our strong leadership position in audience reach, usage and ad tech with powerful tools and insights for our sales organizations to help them build success for their clients at a more efficient cost than any other option.

Because we reach almost every community in America, we're committed to providing a range of programming that reflects the diversity of the many communities we serve - and our company reflects that same kind of diversity. Our company values stress collaboration, curiosity, welcoming dissent, accepting mistakes in the pursuit of new ideas, and respect for everyone.

Only one company in America has the #1 position in everything audio: iHeartMedia!

If you're excited about this role but don't feel your experience aligns perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. At iHeartMedia we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and are looking for teammates passionate about what we do!

What We Need:
iHeartMedia is seeking an aggressive, enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated Assistant Pacific Region News Director who will supervise the daily operation of the KFBK newsroom and guide coverage across all platforms.

Our Assistant Pacific Region News Director will execute the overall vision of delivering meaningful breaking news and impactful community-based stories. A successful candidate must have strong leadership skills, news judgment and thrives on creating content that stands out. You must also be familiar with the region which includes, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. The candidate will need to be able to guide, coach and mentor our staff.

This position will report directly to the Regional News Director and Vice President of News and Operations.

What You'll Do:

  • Manage the daily operation of the KFBK newsroom and guide coverage across all platforms.
  • Manage regional on-air and newscast schedules
  • Anchor several daily newscasts for multiple California Stations as well as the 24/7 News network and web
  • Deliver high-quality content to the 24/7 News Network, including both text and audio.
  • Write clear, concise news copy for all newscasts and reports.
  • Must be a strong leader with the ability to make decisions on daily content and logistics in a fast-paced environment
  • The ideal candidate must have top market experience in a local news station, a proven record of ratings and digital success, strong leadership/mentoring skills and excellent news judgment
  • Detail-oriented with strong editorial and production skills with an understanding of the importance of marketing as it relates to delay converge
  • A keen understanding of which types of content and storytelling styles work best for various platforms
  • Demonstrated ability work under deadline pressures and work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be flexible with working hours and adaptable to change

Responsible for all daily news coverage, including breaking news and the following:

  • Gather audio from press conferences, live events, and partner TV stations.
  • Produce short-form reports (voicers/wraps) for anchors on the following shift.
  • May be called on to anchor breaking news reports as needed.
  • Upload news copy/audio clips to national news wire service for affiliate access.
  • Edit audio using professional software

What You'll Need:

  • Three-plus years of news/journalism experience
  • Fully proficient with station(s)' computer, voice, and data systems or ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Knowledge of local audience's interests and preferences
  • Excellent writing and editing ability; excellent grammar
  • Strong time management skills; adept at setting priorities and managing deadlines
  • Ability to plan and organize, manage projects, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • A high degree of attention to detail, optimal work standards, and process improvement ability
  • Stress tolerance especially with tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, can collaborate with all station staff

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


Pay to be determined by multiple factors including but not limited to relevant experience, knowledge, skills, other job-related qualifications, and alignment with market data.

$22.40 - $28.00

Sacramento, CA: 1545 River Park Drive, Suite 500, 95815

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Time Type:
Full time

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iHeartMedia's benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:

  • Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options
  • Company provided and supplemental life insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Paid company holidays, including a floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing
  • A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community
  • A 401K plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost - services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving
  • A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!

We are accepting applications for this role on an ongoing basis.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Non-Compete will be required for certain positions and as allowed by law.

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