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About CUMULUS MEDIA 

 

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 440 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), approximately 8,000 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One platforms make CUMULUS MEDIA one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. The Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One are the exclusive radio broadcast partners to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and more. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit www.cumulusmedia.com.


Traffic Reporter/Producer

Department: Programming
Location: Wilmington, NC

Cumulus Media’s Wilmington location is offering a great opportunity in the programming side of the radio broadcasting industry as a part time Traffic Reporter/Producer. Our ideal candidate should possess an extremely good work ethic, be a self-starter, and highly organized with the ability to work in a fast-paced office environment.

 

Our Opportunity

Cumulus Media Wilmington, NC is searching for a part time Traffic Reporter/Producer for our cluster of radio stations including; Today’s Hits & Yesterday’s Favorites AC WGNI 102.7, Cape Fears Country Leader WWQQ 101.3, Mainstream Urban Coast 97.3 WMNX, Classic Rock WKXS 94.5 The Hawk, and News Talk Sports 980 AM WAAV The Wave.  You will be responsible for preparing and reporting on traffic and transit conditions in the Wilmington, NC and Cape Fear Region.

 

Responsibilities/Requirements

  • Provide timely and useful information to area commuters by helping them plan their drives to and from work, school, etc., as well as to those already en route by maintaining contact with a variety of external sources of information.
  • Announces the latest accidents and traffic delays and provides updates in a timely fashion.
  • Reads traffic reports to our listeners on the radio and online from a variety of resources; canvasses local, state and regional traffic news to determine significance and prioritization.
  • Identifies, researches, and creates written copy regarding traffic news to feature during set morning and afternoon air shifts; produces final content using digital audio recording/editing software and uploads content to our on air delivery system.
  • Manages gathered traffic information: keeps all facts straight, always confirms details are accurate and current and tracks any changes.
  • Gathers and provides coverage for stations.  Meets all crucial deadlines in order to provide traffic updates in a timely fashion.
  • On rare occasions and in the event of significant traffic incidents, may be required to report live on location using station vehicles.
  • May prepare written content, visual images, audio material and video footage for websites, blogs or other social-media platforms.
  • May require flexibility in work schedules from time to time, including holidays.

 

Qualifications

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite including MS Word, social networking platforms and audio production software; preferably Adobe Audition, knowledgeable and experienced with our local coverage area geography and roadways, mass transit and traffic patterns.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; proficient in grammar and proper pronunciation of area street names and landmarks, excellent focus and strong attention to details, ability to follow up and report on traffic situations until issues are resolved, ability to plan, organize, set priorities and multi task in a very fast-paced environment.
  • Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled professional voice; excellent pronunciation.  Experience and capable of working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented, collaborative environment.

 

Work Experience

  • 2+ years on-air radio experience preferred

 

Education

  • College degree preferred, preferably in Broadcast Journalism or Communications

 

About Us

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 441 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), approximately 8,000 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels.

Together, the Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One platforms make CUMULUS MEDIA one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. The Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One are the exclusive radio broadcast partners to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and more. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit www.cumulusmedia.com.

 

What We Offer

  • Cumulus offers an opportunity to embark on a career with the fastest growing media company in the U.S. 
  • Recognition and reward for outstanding performance.
  • Competitive pay and the ability to increase income.
  • Benefits, vacation, and paid holidays offered for all full time employees.
  • Benefits include:  Medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account with company match, 401K with company match, and Life and Disability coverage.
  • Cumulus is an Equal Opportunity Employer[EM1] .

 

If you have the passion, energy and focus necessary to build upon the legacy of our Cumulus brands, apply to: http://www.cumulus.com/careers.


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Cumulus is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

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