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News Writer - Part Time

companyiHeart Media
locationMedford, MA, USA
PublishedPublished: 3/16/2024
Part Time

iHeartMedia Markets

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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:
WBZ NewsRadio is seeking a Part-Time News Writer in Boston, MA.

What You'll Do:

  • Responsible for writing creative and relevant on-air news copy under continual rolling deadlines.
  • Establishes relationships with listeners by providing news coverage to targeted demographic audiences.
  • Interview newsmakers.
  • Adheres to all guidelines, policies, and procedures of the station, iHeartMedia, 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 produces news content.
  • Edits actualities for broadcast.

What You'll Need:

  • 2+ years experience in Radio/TV/Newspaper newsroom required
  • Experience in written/broadcast news is strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking.
  • Proficient in media production and broadcast systems; familiarity with NexGen, Adobe Audition, and NewsBoss is 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.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism preferred
  • The 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.
  • 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:
Medford, MA: 1 Cabot Road, Suite 320, 02155

Position Type:
Regular

Time Type:
Part time

Pay Type:
Hourly

Benefits:

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 (employees meeting ACA measurement)
  • 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.

Our organization participates in E-Verify. Click here to learn about E-Verify.

Required skills

  • Live Broadcast
  • Identifying Problems
  • Microsoft Office
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