Traffic Reporter

Employer
iHeartMedia
Location
Hartford
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 10, 2018
Closes
May 21, 2018
Role
Editorial
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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iHeartMedia Stations

**Job Summary:**

The Traffic Producer/Reporter is responsible for collecting data from numerous resources, entering that information into a proprietary database, answering telephones, and related activities relevant to iHeart Radio Hartford/New Haven and the Total Traffic and Weather Network family of products including radio, television, web-sites, Navigation affiliates, and various Traffic Applications.

Responsibilities

? Focuses on providing timely and useful information to commuters planning their drives to and from work, as well as to those already en route by maintaining contact with external sources of information or by observing traffic from air or land vehicle.

? Announces the latest accidents and traffic hold-ups.

? Reads traffic reports, commercials and public service messages to listeners on the radio from a variety of in-take sources; canvasses local, state and national traffic news to determine significance and prioritization.

? Identifies, researches, and creates copy regarding traffic to feature during on-air shift; finalizes content using digital audio editing software.

? Manages gathered information; keeps all facts straight, makes sure details are accurate and current, and tracks any changes.

? In designated Hub stations, gathers and provides coverage for stations in multiple cities/locations.

? Maintains crucial deadlines in order to provide traffic updates in a timely fashion.

? May be required to report live on location from helicopter, to paint a visual picture (bird's eye view) by looking out of helicopter window.

? May prepare written content, visual images, audio material and video footage for websites, blogs or other social-media platforms.

? May require flexibility in work schedules.

Qualifications

? Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, social networking platforms and audio production software

? Knowledgeable of local coverage area geography and roadways, mass transit and traffic patterns

? Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation

? Adept at working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented, ?newsroom-like? collaborative environment

? Excellent writing and editing skills; proficient in grammar

? Strong attention to detail, following up until issues are resolved

? Ability to plan and organize, set priorities and multi task in a fast-paced environment

? Understanding of police scanners a plus

? May require other language proficiency, e.g., Spanish

Work Experience

? 4+ years? on-air radio experience

Education

? 4-year college degree, preferably in Broadcast Journalism or Communications

Certifications

? None required

**Location**

Hartford, CT: 10 Columbus Blvd, 06106

Position Type

Regular

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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