• TV Traffic Anchor Full Time - (Harrisburg)

    iHeartMediaBala Cynwyd, PA 19004

    Job #1694849915

  • Total Traffic + Weather Network

    Job Summary:

    Prepares and reports on traffic and transit conditions.

    Responsibilities

    • Focuses on providing timely and useful information to commuters planning their drives to and from work, by maintaining contact with external sources of information.

    • Announces the latest accidents and traffic delays.

    • Announces traffic reports, commercials and public service messages to TV viewers 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 mapping software and traffic video.

    • Manages gathered information: keeps all the 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 prepare written content, visual images, audio material and video footage for websites, blogs or other social-media platforms.

    • May require flexibility in work schedules with AM availability

    • May be embedded in a TV station.

    • May be assigned traffic anchor responsibilities for radio as well.

    Qualifications

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

    • Knowledgeable with Harrisburg 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

    • Green screen and previous on-camera TV experience is a plus

    Work Experience

    • 1-2+ years' experience as a news or street reporter for a commercial TV station. Previous experience as a traffic reporter is a plus, but not required.

    Education

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

    Certifications

    • None required

    Location

    Bala Cynwyd, PA: 555 E. City Avenue, Suite 1000, 19004

    Position Type

    Regular

    Benefits:

    iHeartMedia's benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:

    • Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options

    • Company provided and supplemental life insurance

    • Paid vacation and sick time

    • Paid company holidays, including floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing

    • A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community

    • A 401K plan with matching contributions (matching currently suspended)

    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for benefit eligible employees and all household members at no cost - services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving

    • A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!

    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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