POSTING DATE:   January 19, 2017
JOB#:   4-17
JOB TITLE:   WFED Digital News Writer/Editor (Freelance)
COMPANY:   WFED-AM, Internet
SCHEDULE:  

Freelance

STATUS:   Part Time Intermittent, Hourly
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 1-3 years reporting/writing/editing experience
  • Proficiency in WordPress, Photoshop, basic HTML
  • Proven ability to find and develop news sources
  • Ability to write in a clear, concise fashion on deadline and in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced, breaking news situations
  • Attention to detail with content, including grammar, punctuation and fact checking
  • Understanding of social media and its relationship with news consumers, online marketing and web traffic
  • Flexibility in work schedule
  • Work in compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Maintain a positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management and clients
  • Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor


 



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Experience covering the people, programs, and policies of the federal government
  • Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field
  • 1-2 years broadcast news experience
  • Knowledge of Burli (or other newsroom operating systems), ENCO (or other automation software), and Adobe Audition (or other audio editing software)
 
DUTIES:


Contribute daily, across all media platforms, to make Federal News Radio the leading provider of timely and relevant news and information about the people, policies and programs of the federal government. Contribute to the understanding of how the human resources, technology, financial management and acquisition policies affect federal managers and contractors. Understand and demonstrate the station's mission statement though your story selection and article writing. Develop enterprise news sources for original news content and for on air and online. Edit original articles for publication on the website. Organize and manage content on FederalNewsRadio.com. Engage with Federal News Radio consumers through various social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook and bring new ideas to the table.    


 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:


Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.


WFED-AM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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