KCBS F/T Night Shift News Anchor

Job Locations USA-CA-San Francisco
ID
2022-4770
Category
News
Type
Union

Overview

AUDACY San Francisco has an incredibly rare full time anchor opening at heritage all-news
station KCBS (KCBS-AM/KFRC-FM – 106.9FM/740AM).


KCBS is the Bay Area’s number one news station and the most listened-to N/T/S station in
Northern California. KCBS is home to some of the most decorated broadcast journalists in the
industry, and is the destination for an audience hungry for local, statewide, national and
international news – plus, traffic and weather, tech, business and sports information 24/7/365.
Are you an audacious and tech-savvy broadcast journalist with a positive attitude and
impressive work ethic – ready to help lead an elite all-news radio team? Are you a storyteller
with a compelling on-air delivery? Are you curious? A critical thinker? Can you break a story,
identify a story, conceptualize and/or pitch a story? Can you mentor and inspire a team of field
reporters, editors, producers and writers? This is a job for a broadcast journalist who knows
how to be a leader – and, who knows how to collaborate with his/her team.


You will be expected to steward your daypart from our San Francisco newsroom. You will be
expected to manage a variety of technology and equipment in the broadcast booth, and should
be comfortable with all things IT. Social media know-how is a must, and you will be expected to
actively participate in digital efforts – including but not limited to website content, social media
channels, Audacy podcasts and the Audacy app.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Attention to detail is crucial.
Grammar, syntax and broadcast-style writing matter. You must be able to take a detail-oriented
approach to your work – while meeting tight deadlines. This is not a job for a beginner.
Experience in the San Francisco market is a plus.

Responsibilities

 

Additional Details/Duties/Description:
● Anchor from the KCBS broadcast studios over the course of multiple hours
● Voice news reports, specials, long-form and/or podcast material for Audacy stations and
related digital platforms
● Conceptualize, pitch and execute news stories – including but not limited to
breaking/developing news, pre-planned coverage and/or long-form specials/series
● Conceptualize, pitch and execute live interviews with a variety of guests – politicians,
academics, newsmakers, etc.
● Write scripts and ad-lib material for newscasts
● Use social media – including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – during
the course of your shift to connect with listeners, promote upcoming stories and
interviews, and to highlight station content
● Contribute content – including but not limited to audio, video and written format – to
KCBSRadio.com
● Provide live reads of sponsors within designated newscasts/news sections
● Record commercials and/or endorsements
● Adhere to commercial log and accurately track any and all discrepancies in execution of
sales inventory
● Make station appearances as required
● Protect the station’s FCC license
● Other duties as required by management
KCBS on-air staff are members of SAG-AFTRA (union code 182). Union membership in good
standing required.
Please submit audio sample/aircheck/compilation of on-air work with application.

Qualifications

Qualifications:
Minimum of 5 years of news anchoring in broadcast media setting. Must be computer literate,
have excellent writing and presentation skills. A valid driver’s license, satisfactory completion of
a motor vehicle record check, and, if the position requires use of applicant’s own vehicle, proof
of insurance, is required.

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.