LOCATION: Sylacauga, Ala.
DUTIES: Researches, writes, produces, and multipurposes local news and sports stories for our websites, social media channels, and audio and video platforms with focus on accuracy, correct grammar and punctuation, and prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines. Gathers information through research, interviews, or attendance at news, political, cultural, recreational, social, sports, or other functions and arranges and conducts interviews with newsmakers. Establishes and maintains relationships and develops connections as information sources. Evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas. Discusses issues with news managers to establish priorities. Records and edits video and audio. Interacts on behalf of our stations on social media. Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or work experience; be fluent in English with strong written and oral communication skills; have confident on-air and on-camera presence; be reasonably proficient with or demonstrate an aptitude for editing as well as use of cameras, microphones, lights, and other newsgathering and editing tools; have experience with content publishing platform such as WordPress and metrics dashboards for websites and social media platforms; be reasonably proficient with computers, telephones, and other office equipment; be able to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record; project a professional appearance and demeanor; be an organized self-starter able to work effectively without direct supervision; and be flexible in scheduling.
ABOUT US: RadioAlabama, one of the state’s largest local and privately-owned media organizations, is home to six radio brands — MIX 106.5 [WFXO-HD2] (Alabama’s 2017 Radio Station of the Year), FOX Sports Central Alabama [WFXO], 105.1 WRFS [WRFS], KiX 96.3 [WSGN], KiX 100.3 [WYEA], and AU100 [WAUE], along with more multiple digital products and services including SylacaugaNews.com and RadioAlabama Sports. Headquartered in Sylacauga, Ala., our over-the-air signals are focused northwest to southeast from Birmingham through Lake Martin-Alexander City-Dadeville to Auburn-Opelika and north to south from I-20/Pell City through Wetumpka, Prattville, Clanton, and Montgomery. RadioAlabama offers great ongoing training and supportive leadership in a collaborative work environment, along with health insurance options and a generous 401(k) plan. We’re all about quality, integrity, and excellence — delivering great programming, news, entertainment, and sports for the communities we are privileged to serve along with results for our advertisers.
No phone calls, please. RadioAlabama/Marble City Media LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation. Our primary website: RadioAlabama.net.