P/T Traffic and News Reporter for Long Isalnd

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P/T Traffic and News Reporter for Long Isalnd

Post by pshea » Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:37 pm

News and Traffic Reporter and Producer
Discover Your Talent.
Connoisseur Media of Long Island has an immediate opening for a Part Time News and Traffic Reporter and Producer

• Provides accurate, useful, and timely traffic information to commuters by utilizing external sources and inputting into data system. Sources may include but are not limited to cameras, police scanners, tip-line phone calls, roadway sensors, DOT websites, emails, Twitter, and more.
• Delivers coverage for multiple cities/locations from the hub market.
• Maintains crucial deadlines to provide constantly up-to-date traffic information.
• Gathers and verifies factual information through interviews, observation and research.
• Monitors sources for breaking news, e.g., wires and social media.
• Plans, writes, edits, and voices news broadcasts.
• Flexibility in work schedules is crucial.

• Ability to understand and interpret map data, including flows and directions of travel.
• Excellent writing and editing skills; proficient in grammar.
• Strong computer skills and familiarity with social networking platforms.
• Adept at working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented, “newsroom-like” collaborative environment.
• Excellent communication skills, complemented by diplomacy, empathy, and patience.
• Strong attention to detail and ability to plan and organize, set priorities, and multitask.
• Confidence and tenacity to build rapport in order to pursue information, overcome obstacles, and draw information from people.
• Ability to handle stress, work calmly and effectively under pressure, and react quickly to changes.
• Knowledge of geography and roadways within the local coverage area, including general traffic patterns and mass transit, is preferred.
• Ability to regularly work weekend, evening/overnight, and holiday hours is crucial.

Work Experience
• 3+ years’ experience in on-air journalism in smaller market or college station

Discover Your Passion.
We are Connoisseur Media, a broadcast media company that delivers quality radio to listeners, advertisers and communities. Connoisseur is recognized as one of the top 20 radio broadcasters in the United States. In the Nassau-Suffolk area, we deliver top personalities, music, news, and information via our local brands like 94.3 WWSK-FM, 98.3 WKJY-FM, 103.1 WBZO-FM, 1100 WHLI-AM, and 97.5 WALK-FM. We believe that people are the passion and heart of our Company.

Discover Your Career.
Candidates should send their resume and to patrick.shea@connoisseurli.com with “TRAFFIC POSITION” in the subject line. We are not looking to utilize recruiters to fill this position. This position reports to the Director of Operations, and requires flexible working works, which may include nights, holidays and weekends.

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