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Swing Announcer / News Reporter – Lloydminster, AB

Updated: Mar 13


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.

 

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