News Writer at iHeartMedia (Phoenix, AZ)

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Job Summary:
Responsible for gathering, creating and distributing text and audio content to radio stations, websites and other platforms as required. Employee will write content for national wire service . This includes summaries for local markets as assigned and the production of news audio. Employee may also anchor newscasts. This may be an overnight position, please be willing to work this shift if you apply.

Responsibilities
• News/writer, anchor
• Gathers, writes, edits and prepares content (text and audio) for wire service.
• Anchors national and local newscasts as assigned.
• General newsroom responsibilities.

Qualifications:
• Three-plus years of news/journalism experience
• Fully proficient with station(s)' computer, voice and data systems or ability to learn new systems quickly
• Knowledge of local audience's interests and preferences
• Excellent writing and editing ability; excellent grammar
• Strong time management skills; adept at setting priorities and managing deadlines
• Ability to plan and organize, manage projects and multi task in a fast-paced environment
• High degree of attention to detail, optimal work standards and process improvement ability
• Stress tolerance especially with tight deadlines
• Strong interpersonal skills, can collaborate with all station staff

Education
• Four-year Bachelor's degree in a related field; Media, Communications, or Journalism preferred

Certifications
• None required

Location
Phoenix, AZ: 4686 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 400, 85008

Position Type
Regular

Benefits:

iHeartMedia's benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:
  • Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options
  • Company provided and supplemental life insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Paid company holidays, including a floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing
  • A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community
  • A 401K plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost - services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving
  • A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!


The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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More Information on iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in New York, NY, New York, NY, Chicago, IL, San Antonio, TX and Burbank, CA. iHeartMedia was founded in 2022. It has 11660 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 61 open jobs at iHeartMedia, click here.
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