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Swing Announcer / News Reporter

Lloydminster, AB, Canada Req #663
Monday, March 11, 2024

Vista Radio prides itself on a fresh vision of broadcasting and an unparalleled commitment to its community involvement.  We are privileged to operate in 49 radio stations (and growing) broadcasting across 70+ transmitters located in three Provinces and the Northwest Territories. We are also connected to our communities with 37 MyTownNow websites.

Job Summary:

As a Swing Announcer & News Reporter for the GOAT in Lloydminster, you will play a dynamic role encompassing both on-air entertainment and news reporting responsibilities. Reporting to the Senior Reporter and Program Director, you will be a versatile team member contributing to both the station's programming and news coverage.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a part of the community; live, work and play in the market/community
  • Hosting on-air shifts as a Swing Announcer, engaging with the audience, and preparing compelling content for broadcast.
  • Developing creative promotions to enhance listener engagement and community involvement.
  • Voice tracking shifts as needed for seamless programming continuity.
  • Maintaining an active presence on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, fostering audience interaction and expanding the station's digital reach.
  • Recording voiceovers for commercials and promotional materials for the GOAT and other Vista properties.
  • Serving as a community liaison for the station, representing the GOAT at local events and fostering connections within the Lloydminster and neighboring communities.
  • Hosting on-location broadcasts as assigned, providing live coverage of community events and breaking news.
  • Collaborating with the news team to gather, verify, and report news stories across various beats including crime, politics, environment, social justice, business, and community events.
  • Conducting interviews with newsmakers and sources, both in-studio and in the field.
  • Writing and updating news stories for broadcast and online platforms, including the station website.
  • Managing and optimizing social media channels to promote news content, engage with listeners, and build audience relationships.
  • Assisting with general office duties and contributing to the overall success of the station.
  • Adapting to evolving responsibilities and schedule requirements as dictated by business needs.
  • Collaborate with other news staff and departments within the company
  • Responsibilities and schedule requirements may change as business needs dictate
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years of on-air hosting experience, preferably in a small market environment.
  • Post-secondary broadcast training or a degree in journalism, communications, or a related field.
  • Comprehensive knowledge or experience working in a small market, with specific familiarity with the Lloydminster communities considered an asset.
  • Strong writing, research, and reporting skills with a passion for news and current events.
  • Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines while maintaining excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in digital media and social media platforms, utilizing them effectively to enhance news coverage and audience engagement.
  • Flexibility to work variable hours, including weekends and holidays, and a valid driver's license with access to a reliable vehicle for on-location reporting.
At Vista Radio Ltd, we are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing and supporting a diverse and inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity, respect and one which reflects the diversity of the various communities in which we operate. Accommodations are available for all employees and applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please advise when submitting your application.

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  • Lloydminster, AB, Canada