School of Media & Strategic Communications

iHeart Media Careers Part Time On-Air Job Opening

Job Summary:  
Creates, produces, and announces topics on the radio, including music, entertainment, politics, news, weather, sports, traffic and other topics of interest.

* Announces radio playlist of musical selections; gives weather and traffic conditions; delivers sport scores, statistics and upcoming game information.
* Comments on  music and other matters of interest to audience (e.g., classical, pop, rock, country and western, etc.).
* Writes, reviews and/or edits news copy, introductions, public service announcements, commercials, pre-recorded reports, contests, etc.
* Participates in promotional events.
* May be responsible for operating control board for studios and remote programming.
* May indirectly sell advertising space to advertisers.
* Regulates program timing, operates syndicated programming, and plays commercials.
* Monitors the technical quality and accuracy of incoming and outgoing on-air programming from master control room.
* Protects station's license by censoring live programs and deleting words/phrases not permitted on air.
* Processes time-out programming for accurate play back.
* Checks studio equipment for proper functioning and notifies Engineering of technical malfunctions affecting quality of the broadcast.
* Handles emergency inserts (e.g., news updates and breaking stories, emergencies, alert system tests, etc.)

Socially informed and perceptive; up-to-date and in tune with the local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of topics/events related to on-air discussions
* Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation
* Well-rounded communication skills for conducting interviews
* Ability to make others feel comfortable and open up on air
* Excellent writing and editing skills; proficient in grammar 
* Proficient in media production and broadcast systems
* Proficient in Microsoft Office and social networking
* May require selling skills
* May require other language proficiency, e.g., Spanish

Work Experience:
* 1-2 years' experience as an announcer in smaller market or college station environment

* 4-year college degree preferred

None required

1856 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO  65804


WSLS-TV Roanoke, Virginia -- Job Opening for Reporter

Open Date:  11/11/16
Close Date:  2/11/17

WSLS 10, Roanoke Virginia's NBC affiliate, is looking for a dynamic MMJ/Reporter who can deliver compelling news stories.  Must possess excellent fact gathering skills and be able to "tell the story" through good on-air presence and journalistic excellence.  Must be well versed in FOIA laws and data gathering.  Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 1 year experience required.  Applicants can apply online at or by mailing a resume and application to WSLS-TV, 401 Third St., SW, Roanoke, VA  24011:  ATTN:  News Director.  EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran; Pre-Employment  Drug and Background Screen required.  

Tech Skills:
Software:  Microsoft Office -- all applications
AP ENPS system
Non Linear Editing

Job Skills:
Ability to use a personal computer
On-air presentation skills
Ability to complete all aspects of a news story from the gathering of information to the on-air presentation
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to work as part of a team
Strong organizational skills
Ability to communicate verbally in English
Ability to communicate in writing in English

Minimum Education:
Bachelor's Level Degree

Minimum Experience:
1 year of experience

Minimum of one year previous news reporting experience required

Schedule (Days & Times):
40-45 M-S

Instructions for Mailing/Faxing:
EOE M/F/D/V - Background check and drug screen required.  Qualified applicants can apply online at

WSLS-TV Roanoke, Virginia -- Job Opening for Producer

Open Date:  9/9/16
Close Date:  12/9/16

WSLS-TV is looking for a creative, quick-thinking Producer to assist in taking our news product to #1.  Candidate must possess strong leadership skills, excellent writing skills, and the ability to create strong, compelling, fast-paced newscasts.  Candidate must demonstrate the ability to creatively combine eye-catching video, viewer-driven graphics and meaningful stories that will engage the viewer and keep them coming back.  Qualified applicants apply at or send resumes to 401 Third St. SW, Roanoke, VA 24011, Attn:  News Director.  Pre-employment drug screening and background check required.  EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

Tech Skills:
Operating System:  
IRD - Scanner - Router - IFB Systems - Video on Demand (VOD)

APENPS - World Now - Social News Desk

Job Skills:
Ability to use a computer
Ability to work as part of a team
Demonstrate creative writing skills
Ability to communicate verbally in English
Ability to communicate in writing in English after hire
Knowledge of organizational policies
Ability to use the APEN'S Grass Valley system
Knowledge of control room equipment
Knowledge of the writing style of the organization
Good news judgment

Minimum Education:   
Bachelor's Level Degree

Minimum Experience:  0-5 years of experience

Minimum of one year experience as news producer

Schedule (Days and Times):  40-45 M-F


EOE M/F/D/V ~ Background check and drug screen required.  Qualified applicants can apply online at