WBBM Newsradio Part Time News Reporter/Anchor

Job Locations USA-IL-Chicago


WBBM-AM/Newsradio 780 has an immediate opening for a Part Time News Reporter/Anchor.


What You'll Do

  • Develop story ideas for coverage and collaborate and take direction from the desk
  • Gather information, conduct interviews and prepare stories for air
  • Operate a range of technical equipment, including audio control boards, analog and digital recording and playback machines
  • Study and become an expert on a daily content changes
  • Evaluate new situations quickly and decide how best to obtain information while at the same time maintaining a fresh eye for detail
  • Anchors and reporters must stay up to date with local, national and international news developments.


About You



  • An extensive background in radio news, with strong on-air communication skills.
  • Background as a reporter.
  • A strong writer.
  • Successful anchors demonstrate an ability to think on their feet, ask probing questions, and deal with high-pressure situations with ease and grace.
  • Voice quality is very important.
  • Curiosity and a natural rapport with people on all income and educational levels are important.
  • Must develop story ideas for coverage as well as take directions from the desk.
  • Must have the ability to gather information quickly, conduct interviews and prepare stories for air.
  • Must be a team player.


  • College graduate, preferably with a concentration in broadcast journalism and significant work in history,
  • English and political science.
  • Five years experience in radio broadcast news preferred.
  • Additional experience as a reporter covering a variety of stories is preferred.


  • A warm, personable delivery is required, along with excellent diction and pronunciation.
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm in confusing and uncertain situations.
  • Strong writing skills are essential.
  • Must have strong critical thinking skills and the ability to ask tough and insightful questions.
  • Fluency with basic computer word processing is required.
  • Ability to operate a range of technical equipment, including audio control boards, analog and digital recording and playback machines is required. Familiarity with established news practices and ethical standards is essential.


  • Reporter/Anchor must be able to work effectively with managers, producers, editors, writers, technicians and other anchors, while providing leadership during the daypart.
  • They must be able to take direction and maintain trust in the support team behind the scenes.
  • Outside the station, reporters/anchors are strongly identified with WBBM Newsradio 780 and must always project a professional and polished image, including a strong interest in individuals and the community.


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About Us

Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD) is a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best collection of local music, news and sports brands, a premium podcast creator, major event producer, and digital innovator. Audacy engages 200 million consumers each month, bringing people together around content that matters to them. Learn more at www.audacyinc.com, Facebook (Audacy Corp) and Twitter (@AudacyCorp).


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