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Traffic Producer/Reporter – Full Time – iHeartMedia, Inc. – Chicago, IL


Company: iHeartMedia, Inc.

Address: Chicago, IL


  • Full Time

iHeartMedia, Inc.

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Total Traffic + Weather Network


Job Summary:

Provides traffic information to commuters by utilizing external sources and inputting into data system. Voices on-air traffic reports on radio and television stations in multiple markets.


Responsibilities

  • Voices on-air reports to provide accurate, useful, and timely traffic information to commuters via a wide range of radio and television stations.
  • Announces the latest incidents and delays, commercials, and public service messages to listeners from a variety of intake sources. Canvasses local, state, and national traffic news to determine significance and prioritization.
  • Finalizes content using digital audio editing software.
  • Provides accurate, useful, and timely traffic information to commuters by utilizing external sources and inputting into data system. Sources may include but are not limited to cameras, police scanners, tip-line phone calls, roadway sensors, DOT websites, emails, Twitter, and more.
  • Manages gathered information; keeps facts straight, makes sure details are accurate and current, and tracks any changes.
  • May prepare written content, visual images, audio material, and video footage for websites, blogs, or other social media platforms.
  • Delivers coverage for multiple cities/locations from the hub market.
  • Maintains crucial deadlines to provide constantly up-to-date traffic information.
  • Flexibility in work schedules is crucial, as TTWN is a 24/7 operation.

Qualifications

  • Pleasant, charismatic, and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation.
  • Ability to understand and interpret map data, including flows and directions of travel.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; proficient in grammar.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with social networking platforms.
  • Adept at working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented, “newsroom-like” collaborative environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, complemented by diplomacy, empathy, and patience.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to plan and organize, set priorities, and multitask.
  • Confidence and tenacity to build rapport in order to pursue information, overcome obstacles, and draw information from people.
  • Ability to handle stress, work calmly and effectively under pressure, and react quickly to changes.
  • Knowledge of geography and roadways within the local coverage area, including general traffic patterns and mass transit, is preferred.

Work Experience

  • Previous on-air radio or television experience is preferred.

• Previous experience as a radio or television producer and/or assistant is helpful.

Education

  • College degree or certificate preferred. Fields of study including communications, radio, television, media production, or broadcast journalism are a plus.

Certifications

  • None required.


Location

Chicago, IL: 161 N. Clark, 13th Floor, 60601


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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