This is a great job opportunity for the right person to learn the news business and develop on-air presence in a digital, podcast, radio and cable news environment. A daily radio show live-streamed on digital and cable networks with high standards and demonstrates network-news quality programming. Join a team dedicated to professional excellence, values integrity, upholds Christian principles and pro-family values. Excellent benefits and a chance to grow and develop in your professional career. Reports directly to the Vice-President of Communications. Works closely with Senior Producer and Director of Communications to coordinate and maximize news coverage.
This position will be the primary on-air reporter/anchor for a daily 5-minute news report on a national network which is dedicated to reporting news from a biblical, Christian worldview. The work includes planning and developing content around the day’s top stories and assigned themes. The show is produced for radio, digital, YouTube and other streaming options. It requires research and verification of news and information, providing on-time daily delivery in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The news segment is normally pre-recorded but may be live if/when breaking news. This position may serve as a ‘live’ guest interview for the national program from time to time.
This position also gives specific focus to video or audio content to communicate the news to a conservative news outlet, as well as related social media accounts, and podcasts. Duties may include pre-recording video or audio news reports or features. This position may also be called upon to help promote conservative news content via social media.
As a voice for the organization, this position helps to ensure all content meets high standards for journalistic integrity and quality to provide compelling programming and service to listeners and viewers on all platforms.
♦ ON-AIR NEWS. Responsible to anchor a 5-minute pre-recorded news segment at the start of a national radio show, which, after the news, discusses current issues from a conservative Christian perspective. The focus of the news segment is to report on national news and events pertinent to the day.
♦ RESEARCH & VERIFY. Research, gather and evaluate current news and events based on daily theme and news assignments; frame the story in cooperation with the communication/production team; verify facts and information.
♦ DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS & SOURCES. Develop relationships and news sources.
♦ IMPROVE ON-AIR PERFORMANCE. Report the news on-air at a network-quality level, with a commitment to continuously improving on-air performance.
♦ ENSURE ON-TIME DELIVERY. Handle assigned aspects of pre-production, studio and/or post-production of news program segments, as may be assigned. Deliver completed and approved news segments on time (generally pre-recorded, occasionally live when breaking news.)
♦ ALIGN WITH MISSION & VALUES. Present timely, relevant, and journalistically sound news that informs the news audience while keeping the organization’s mission and core values in mind.
♦ DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT. Conduct compelling on-camera news segments and host coverage of assigned news events with other hosts/anchors/guests for use on the organization’s digital and social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook, etc. Takes ownership over all content she/he delivers from the news desk. Create/host podcasts as assigned with goal of increasing organization’s presence in podcast space
♦ ON-AIR GUEST. Be available as a live guest/field reporter if scheduled live guest is not available.
♦ DAILY MESSAGING MEETING. Participate in the daily messaging meeting to identify the themes and focus for the day’s show.
♦ KEEP UP WITH NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS. Keep current of relevant news, national events and politics related to the mission of the organization.
♦ AMBASSADOR for THE ORGANIZATION. Represent the organization at media functions or on media itself as requested.
The above description is not intended to be an “all-inclusive” list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described. Rather, it is intended only to describe the general nature of the job. The incumbent in this position is expected to perform other duties as assigned.
♦ Bachelor’s degree related to broadcasting, communications, journalism, media communications, social media, political science, public policy, public administration, or a related degree is required.
♦ Solid journalistic skills and professional appearance with a strong network-level on-air/on-camera presence and reporting skills for broadcast and digital media. Must have a sample on-camera portfolio A minimum of 1-year of experience is required.
♦ Must have a finger on the pulse of current news events & trends; knowledge of national and international news with the ability to present current news and complex issues in a compelling, redemptive manner. Requires an understanding of biblical worldview and familiarity with Christian audiences and their values. Preference will be given to applicants with related news media experience and knowledge of pro-family policy issues.
♦ Excellent time management and organizational skills; flexible with the ability to work under pressure and consistently meet deadlines.
♦ Self-motivated with high energy level and the ability to work both independently and as an effective member of a team.
♦ Working knowledge in the fields of broadcast journalism, including digital and social media trends; Must have a working knowledge of the network news production process.
♦ Strong interpersonal skills with ability to cultivate necessary contacts and develop relationships crucial to producing great journalism.
♦ Must have a vibrant and growing Christian faith. Requires a whole-hearted belief in and understanding of the mission and strategic direction of the organization.
♦ Able to travel and keep flexible hours as needed; may occasionally work nights or weekends.
FAITH-BASED CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION
This job is part of a faith-based Christian organization. At its core this organization is a family of talented, innovative, dedicated individuals called to provide. This organization seeks to approach all things from a biblical worldview. This includes how each person approaches their work, as if doing it unto the Lord, in step with a higher calling as servants of Jesus Christ in all things. This organization seeks colleagues who share this calling and vision of higher service to Christ and to others and conduct themselves in a manner that aligns with the organization’s statement of faith and mission.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: Based on experience
- 403(b) with discretionary match begining on the first of the quarter after the six-month anniversary
- Dental insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Tuition reimbursement available after one year of employment
- Vision insurance
- 8-hour shift
- Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Washington, DC: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
- Bachelor’s Degree related to broadcasting, communications, journalism, media communications, social media, political science, public policy, public administration, or a related degree is required.
- 1 Year of experience with a sample on-camera portfolio is required.
Work Location: In person
If you would like to be considered for this position; please submit your resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and on-camera portfolio to email@example.com.