News Director/Play-by-Play, Crookston, MN

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Jon Chelesnik
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News Director/Play-by-Play, Crookston, MN

#1 Post by Jon Chelesnik » Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:58 am

KROX Radio, a full-service radio station with news, sports, and public service, is looking for a full-time News Director for our award-winning news department.

There would be an opportunity to also do sports play-by-play (about 30 to 40 games a year for high school and some college sports).

The news director is responsible for developing local news stories for the radio newscasts Monday-Friday and our website. The news director has an important job of covering Crookston City Council, Polk County Commission, and Crookston School District meetings. The news director also covers community happenings and any other news that happens in the Crookston community. The news director needs strong ethical standards, the knowledge of the value of public service media, social media, and technology.

The news director needs to have the following:

* Demonstrate commitment to accuracy, ethics, and transparency
* Good people skills
* Willingness to work flexible hours as news stories require
* Demonstrated skills in interviewing and writing
* Comfort with taking pictures
* Training as a reporter, writer, editor, photographer, or producer is helpful but not necessary
* Comfortable with editing audio for radio broadcasts

The news director can also help with covering sporting events for the website and/or do play-by-play for extra pay, if interested.

The current news director will still be on staff and will transition into a different role so he will be able to help train and work with the new hire.

Salary – $33,000 to $36,000 DOE

Benefits include – health, retirement, paid time off, performance bonus.

Please indicate in your cover letter you learned of this opportunity through Sportscasters Talent Agency of America. Send demo, resume and three professional references to:

Chris Fee
General Manager

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