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News Director

Job Title:  News Director

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The News Director delivers and contributes accurate news content across all media platforms.

 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

Work with and under the direction of the Program Director.

Manage news staff and assign stories.

Produce and Anchor/Co-Host Morning News Block with personality.

Enterprise local news stories. Interview, edit, write and produce for air.

Maintain and expand relationships with local news sources.

Responsible for evaluating stories; organizing them into a cohesive sequence within a newscast or digital content for the web.

Responsible for maintaining current content on social media platforms and the “Local News” section of station website.                

Contribute to the editorial process and make solid decisions in breaking news situations.

Execute strategies that engage and grow audiences across all digital devices.

 

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Must be able to interact well with other journalists, anchors, production and engineering staff.

Detail oriented; proficient in audio editing.

Excellent verbal, written, grammar and analytical skills.

Ability to intelligently interview, over the phone or in person, various officials and newsmakers.

Strong news judgment, journalistic integrity and understanding of listener needs and expectations.

Knowledge of media production, communication and dissemination techniques and methods, including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

 

Education/Experience:

Bachelors Degree in Communications, TV/film; or 4+ years equivalent experience in television or radio broadcast/production.

 

Training/Equipment:

Familiar with use of standard broadcast equipment, both in-studio and on location.

Utilize Wide Orbit technology; MS Outlook; social media

 

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

 

To apply please send resume and air-check to frank@kbnd.com with “News Director” as the Subject Line.  No phone calls please.

EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED

 

Account Executive Opportunities

Job Description - Account Executive

We are Combined Communications, Inc. (“CCI”) a major Radio Broadcaster, and we're looking for up to (3) three great sales professionals to join our Bend, Oregon team. Our salespeople teach clients how to market their businesses using radio, digital, cause, and event-based marketing. We want to talk with you if you have the necessary skills to speak with clients directly and help them solve their marketing problems.

CCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are looking for experienced sales professionals to develop and sell advertising and marketing campaigns to new and existing clients. Responsibilities include soliciting new business through prospecting and cold calling, managing and growing existing assigned accounts, identifying clients’ advertising needs and developing and presenting customized solutions to meet those needs. These individuals are also held accountable for achieving sales budgets and collecting on the accounts.

Summary of essential job functions 1) Contact prospective customers to sell radio time for broadcasting station. 2) Maintain account lists and solicit new business. 3) Prepare promotional plans, sales literature, and advertising proposals. 4) Develop and maintain relationships with clients by providing top quality service. 5) Investigate and resolve customer problems. 6) Communicate with other departments to assure quality service in placing orders and arranging promotional events. 7) Responsible for exceeding sales budget and collection of sold accounts. 8) Attend sales meetings, training sessions, and client remotes.

Minimum requirements: The successful candidate must possess exceptional communication, presentation and negotiation skills. They must be self-motivated, goal driven and creative, with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. All employees are expected to bring a positive attitude to the work place and be cheerful, cooperative and productive. In addition, the right candidate must have: • High school graduate; college degree preferred. • Two-years prior experience in sales/marketing and/or previous television/radio sales experience. • Must also have basic knowledge of MS office products, i.e., MS Word, Excel and Windows environment. • Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and insurance. • Pass pre-employment drug screen.

Contact: Interested candidates must submit a resume to: Combined Communications, Inc, 63088 NE 18th St.  Bend, OR 97701 Attn: Jeremy Groh, General Manager. / jeremy@combinedcommunications.com / fax: (541) 388-0456.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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