Radio Anchor - Freelancer

Location
Washington
Posted
Apr 16, 2008
Closes
May 16, 2008
Contact
Ms. Human Resources
Duration
Freelance
MarketWatch Radio Network is looking for a freelancer anchor, based in Washington DC, for work in June, July and possibly August, 2008. Must have network and/or major market experience. Must know how to handle tight deadlines, work independently on copy, and file multiple newscasts an hour. Flexibility with scheduling key.

Position Description:

- Will work independently without an editor and is responsible for presenting interesting reports which are accurate, up-to-the-minute, precise and unbiased.

- Will initiate and conduct telephone interviews with stock market commentators, industry and company brokerage analysts, newsmakers and correspondents, depending on the news flow for the day. Segments may be incorporated into newscasts, podcasts or weekend reports and produced for the Web.

Requirements:

- Bachelor’s college degree required

- 3 plus years at a national broadcast network or major market radio station required

- Must have on-air delivery acceptable to affiliates

- Must be able to work a flexible schedule

- Must know how to handle tight deadlines, write own copy, file multiple newscasts an hour and gather tape on breaking news

- Must be facile with the use of the Internet as a news gathering resource and be able to scan many Web sites and news sources each hour

- Candidate must be proficient with PC’s and broadcast equipment including a microphone, ISDN unit, minidisk recorder, audio editing software, mixers and a telephone recording system


For additional information, and to apply, please visit www.dowjones.com/careers. Refer to job id # 106813. EOE