Position Classification Title: News Director,Radio
Position Classification Code: J2035
Job Family: External Affairs
Pay Level: 07
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Oversees production and on-air anchoring of radio newscasts and public affairs programs. Takes lead role in assigning coverage for new stories; and covers and prepares news stories for broadcast. Supervises on-call reporters, student interns, and station volunteers.
Standard Duties:
Directs the gathering and production of news and public affairs broadcasts. Generates assignments and evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas. Ensures the accuracy of news and public affairs programs. Reviews all communications and radio programs, and selects programs for broadcast. Gather information about events through research, interviews, and attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, and other functions; research and analyze background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information. Edit news material to ensure that it fits within available time or space; prepare scripts, and coordinate and serve as an anchor on the news broadcast program. Supervises and trains department personnel, including students, interns, and volunteers. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals. Serves on search committees and other employment related committees as required.Monitors equipment usage and serviceability, and ensures the maintenance of equipment inventories. Participates in development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal input to the unit. Ensures compliance with university policies and federal, state, and local regulations governing news coverage. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of journalism principles and techniques. Knowledge of editorial and ethical standards for the research and development of journalistic articles and/or presentations. Knowledge of news and public affairs radio program production. Knowledge of broadcasting techniques/procedures, protocols, and standards.
Records maintenance skills. Skill in the use of journalistic research and methods and techniques. Journalism writing skills
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to develop and deliver news reports and public affairs programs. Ability to collect, evaluate, and adapt news and public affairs items for incorporation into on-air and/or recorded broadcasts. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to train and supervise volunteers. Ability to participate in developing, planning, and implementing short- and long-range goals.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-