To research, write, edit, news and public affairs programming as directed by the news and public affairs coordinator and assistant coordinator. Broadcast anchoring and reporting on a daily basis.
DUTIES OF POSITION:
*(DENOTES ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)
*1. To research, write, edit and produce all aspects of news, information and public affairs programming in cooperation with station news and programming management.
*2. To serve as a news reporter and anchor for WDCB. Reporting includes researching news stories, potential leads, etc., developing, writing, and producing stories and newscasts.
*3. To develop and maintain a network of news sources throughout the western suburban area and appropriately represent the College as a professional journalist.
*4. To research, write, edit, produce and present newscasts covering the western suburban area as dictated by the station's program schedule and needs. Produce and feed news stories for use by stations within the Illinois Public Radio Network.
*5. To develop contacts, research, write, edit, produce, and present via broadcast, public affairs programming consistent with ascertained community listener concerns and with the community service goals of the station and the College.
6. Assist in the production of pre-taped programs, features, and program series. Regularly required to use analog and digital production skills.
7. Working knowledge of FCC regulations controlling the transmitter while sign on as the broadcast operator.
8. Assist in the non-electronic maintenance of the radio station facilities.
9. Other related duties as assigned.
Received by Employee:
Reports to Radio News and Public Affairs Coordinator
Exercised by Employee:
Associate Degree in Broadcasting or related field plus valid FCC Operators Permit.
Bachelor's Degree in Radio/Television with valid FCC Operators Permit.
One year broadcast experience in radio.
Two years experience in public broadcast.
EQUIPMENT AND/OR MACHINES USED:
All analog and digital equipment normally associated with a broadcast facility. Use of normal office equipment to include computers.
Well-equipped FM broadcast facility. Hours will be variable and will require some night and weekend hours. Occasionally required to lift and handle equipment weighing over 50 pounds. Field reporting can range from hazardous (i.e. fires, police incidents, natural disasters) to business like. Need necessary immediate transportation for off-campus duties. Local and state government elected and appointed officials, corporate media specialists, local business owners and workers, state journalists, administration, faculty and staff at College of DuPage, as needed for news/public affairs coverage. Radio listening audience during broadcast, covering western Chicago suburbs. Interaction at station-sponsored events and at local, state, and national news functions. This is an extremely high visibility position requiring journalistic professionalism and social poise.