Website Jacobs Media Corp. (WDUN/WGGA/AccessWDUN.com)

POSITIONOVERVIEW
Jacobs Media is seeking talented, creative, technical and highly self-motivated individuals to join our team as a
anchor/reporter. The ongoing deadlines for a 24-hour news operation makes for an exciting and often
demanding workplace environment. We take great pride in the quality of our products online and on the air.
New employees will have the opportunity to work alongside award-winning colleagues who support the
organization’s reputation for providing outstanding news coverage of Northeast Georgia.
LOCATION: REPORTS TO:
Gainesville, Georgia Director of News and Content
QUALIFICATIONS:
 A bachelor’s degree in journalism, broadcasting, mass communication, public relations or related field.
Previous experience in a professional newsroom is preferred.
 Applicants must possess a keen interest in journalism and the news industry.
 Must be able to work flexible hours as required by the news department. Could include night and
weekend work.
 Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
 Must be a self-starter who can work independently, creatively and quickly, as well as be well organized
and detail oriented.
 Must have a keen news sense and the ability to develop stories for both radio and the web.
 Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills. Must be able to write news stories in
appropriate print/online formats. Knowledge of AP style is preferred.
 Ability to communicate live on-air or on-screen in a professional manner. Basic knowledge of audio
recording and editing software is necessary.
 Must have strong computer and technology skills.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Position is 35-40 hours per week. The actual working schedule will be flexible and set weekly in
conjunction with the Director of News Operations. Some weekend work is likely.
 Perform all the regular duties of a reporter, including developing stories ideas, reporting and writing,
and, where applicable, recording audio and shooting photographs/video to produce stories for online
and radio. Includes using news judgment to find the most appropriate angle for a story.
 Anchor radio newscasts on a regular schedule each day. This could include weekend shifts.
 Produce radio news stories and other packages, either alone or in conjunction with others, for use during
our local programming by finding appropriate images or sounds, writing introductions and scripting
material.
 Record interviews – in person or through telephone or studio links, and sometimes live – for online and
radio newscasts.
 Update social media sites, as needed or requested.
 Assist others within the organization when needed.
 All other duties as assigned.
TO APPLY:
Applicants must submit the following items for review and consideration to Mitch Clarke at
mitch.clarke@jacobsmedia.net:
 A current resume.
 A sample of news articlesthat you’ve had published.
 A sample of radio soundchecks.
 The names and contact information for three academic and/or professional references.
Jacobs Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace

To apply for this job email your details to bill.maine@jacobsmedia.net