News Content Producer

Job Locations USA-CA-San Francisco
ID
2022-4656
Category
Content Production / Editorial
Type
Union

Overview

San Francisco’s iconic all-news station, KCBS All News Radio 106.9FM & 740AM, is seeking a talented journalist with strong news judgment and news-gathering skills as well as a passion for local news and audio storytelling. This person will join a talented team covering local, national and international news 24/7 on our broadcast platforms (106.9FM, 740AM, mobile and smart speaker streaming). This is an opportunity to join an award-winning news operation that has built a large loyal listening audience over many years and now is extending its reach by creating and distributing an array of new digital content.

 

As a news producer (part time), you must have excellent editorial judgment and a deep understanding of current events, national politics, and local news.  KCBS Radio producers must also gather information and create conversational broadcast copy.  If you understand that compelling writing, great storytelling, and creative use of sound make for a great news product, we want to hear from you. The ideal candidate will be a passionate news junkie with their finger on the pulse of the Bay Area.

Responsibilities

What You'll Do:

 

  • Produce newscasts (including but not limited to writing, selecting and editing stories for broadcast and managing the flow of news and support materials to writers, production assistants, reporters and news anchors)
  • Manage a near-continuous flow of information by writing and updating scripts, pursuing stories by phone, and assisting in story selection for newscasts and reporters
  • Audio editing
  • Collaborate with colleagues about news coverage
  • Propose and contribute to daily and long-term coverage plans
  • Research and line up compelling interviews
  • Follow leads, call on breaking stories, conduct off-air interviews with newsmakers and help coordinate news coverage with colleagues
  • Related newsroom duties as necessary

Qualifications

Required and Preferred:

  • The right person for the job is an aggressive, energetic, enthusiastic, and creative team player and self-starter
  • Must have the desire and ability to write quickly, clearly, concisely, creatively, correctly and accurately
  • Must be able to write and edit compelling news stories under extreme deadline pressure
  • Must work well with others and interact well with the public
  • Prior major-market news writing and producing experience required
  • Strong multi-tasking skills required
  • Strong computer skills required
  • Familiarity with the Bay Area is preferred
  • Must be available to work all hours, overnights, and weekends and be amenable to changes in work shift
  • Have a working knowledge of legal guidelines, FCC rules, etc. and how they apply to your writing, news gathering and producing
  • Required to join SAG-AFTRA

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).

EEO

Audacy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Audacy affords equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion or religious creed, sex/ gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (over 40), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with our commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who need assistance in applying electronically for a position with Audacy, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship. To request a reasonable accommodation for this purpose, please call 1-610-660-5614. Please note that this phone number is to be used solely to request an accommodation with respect to the online application process. Calls for any other reason will not be returned. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.