POSTING DATE:   July 06, 2018
JOB#:   3-18
JOB TITLE:   News Director
COMPANY:   Hubbard Radio Bemidji, Production

Varies. 5am start for morning news.  May work some nights and weekends to cover local stories.

STATUS:   Full Time, Salaried

·        Degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field, preferred.

·        Experience in radio broadcast news is preferred but not required.

·        Strong management skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective  communication with staff personnel and co-workers.

·        Computer and Internet literate.

·        Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

·        Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor. 

·        Ability to work in compliance with company policies and procedures.

         Ability to function in a team environment.

                        Ability to work established schedule and other hours as needed.


·        Develop, create and distribute timely and compelling content across all platforms.

·        Decision making for breaking news.

·       Quality control of audio for air and web.

        Develop story ideas through personal observation, news services, wire services,       newspapers, magazines, listeners, community meetings and online resources.

·       Establish and direct the news content for each day.

·       Manage content so that everything on the radio is also on the website.

·       Lead editorial/assignment meetings so that the most interesting stories are both on-air and on the web.

·       Find stories that lend themselves to other platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.

·       Manage the quality of live interviews.

        Supervise the distribution of breaking news sounders, email alerts, and text alerts.


·        Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.

·        Manual dexterity and fine motor skills to manipulate computer keys and general office equipment (telephone, copier, calculator, etc.) for extended periods of time.

·        Ability to hear and speak clearly and follow both oral and written direction.

         The Company may make reasonable accomodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.

Hubbard Radio Bemidji is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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