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Popular FM radio station 97.9 WHAV, Greater Haverhill’s dominant local news source with wide audience appeal throughout the Merrimack Valley (200,000+ population), seeks an aggressive, problem-solving advertising and underwriting superstar.

As the only Haverhill-based news source, 97.9 WHAV FM meets the critical information needs of audiences that appreciate not only original news reporting, but more local news, more often than all other outlets combined.

If you’re good and want a place to grow and advance, respond with an introductory letter and resume.

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News Department

Morning News Reporter/Anchor (Part time to start)

WHAV 97.9 FM, the only Haverhill-based news source, has an immediate opening for a part-time (2 to 3 hours each weekday) early morning, multimedia news reporter/anchor.

The successful candidate will collect news, write, produce and deliver five-minute newscasts in a fast-paced environment, and post text versions to WHAV.net. WHAV’s emphasis is on breaking local news accurately, objectively and effectively.

Responsibilities

  • Exercise solid news judgment
  • Dig up, gather and verify news through interviews, observations and research
  • Develop and maintain news sources
  • Quickly evaluate new situations and determine how to best obtain information
  • Monitor news sources, including social media
  • Write, edit and read newscasts in a timely fashion
  • Post news and related graphics to station website
  • Meet deadlines

Qualifications/Skills

  • Prior reporting experience (Work on college TV, radio or newspapers and/or news websites and podcasts will be considered)
  • Adept at determining and focusing on what listeners and readers care most about
  • Ability to quickly interpret, write and voice reports on often complex subjects
  • Deal effectively with simultaneous tasks
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good voice, excellent pronunciation and strong delivery
  • Computer literate:
    • Microsoft Office suite
    • Digital audio editing software (Adobe Audition, Audacity)
    • WordPress
    • Social media platforms (particularly Facebook)
    • Adobe Photoshop a plus
  • Working knowledge of broadcast equipment

Requirements

  • College degree
  • Superb grammar, spelling
  • AP Style proficiency
  • Curious mind
  • Attention to detail
  • Quick learner
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license

This is a unique opportunity to build a strong resume, grow with an entrepreneurial news operation and work in state-of-the-art facilities. If you believe you can fulfill some duties, but not others, please acknowledge.

To be considered, email cover letter, resume, audio/video newscast demo, news writing sample (URLs accepted) and compensation requirements to [email protected]. WHAV is an equal opportunity employer.

About WHAV

WHAV is the only Haverhill-based news source—providing hyperlocal news via FM 97.9, the Web at WHAV.net, internet radio and cable television. The WHAV call letters have been associated with local broadcasting since 1947. WHAV is today operated by Public Media of New England Inc., a non-profit corporation.

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