iHeartMedia Part-Time Union Traffic Producer in Rutherford, New Jersey
Total Traffic + Weather Network
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The audio revolution is here – and iHeart is leading it! From broadcast radio to digital streaming radio to podcasting, audio continues to grow – and iHeart, which reaches 90% of Americans every month, is the #1 audio company in America across every one of those platforms. We’re the home of many of the country’s most popular and trusted on-air personalities and podcast influencers; we build important connections with hundreds of communities across America; we create and produce some of the most popular and well-known branded live music events in America; and we have the only complete audio ad technology stack in the industry for all forms of audio, from on demand to broadcast radio, digital streaming radio and podcasting. Only one company in America has the #1 position in everything audio: iHeartMedia.
If you’re excited about this role but don’t feel your experience aligns perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. At iHeartMedia we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and are looking for teammates passionate about what we do!
What We Need:
We’re seeking a skilled Traffic and Weather Producer
What You'll Do:
Undertake key administrative responsibilities as well as assist in planning and producing live and/or pre-recorded radio shows which may include news, music, talk, sports, traffic, and feature productions
Generate original ideas, identifie suitable ideas from others, and carry out thorough research
Research information, obtain materials and assist with contacting and scheduling guests
Give direction to presenters, content providers, assistants and other crew members
Manage budgets and ensure the efficient use of resources
Obtain permissions or licenses for recording or broadcasting on location, and for the use of music, sound effects and audio archive material
Monitor listener emails, inquiries and responses related to shows
Work in collaboration with presenters, performers or other program contributors, in order to perform quality assurance to meet established production standards, rules and regulations
Use various broadcasting technologies such as soundboards and editing/production software
Schedule and monitor the radio stream during live recordings
Assist with time-keeping, saving show recordings, archiving show files and post-production editing as directed
May work the board for pre-recorded or live shows
What You'll Need:
Experience as a Radio Producer and/or Assistant
Excellent writing and storytelling skills, meticulous attention to detail and the ability to tailor and adapt content for different audiences and platforms
Ability to generate original ideas, and to think creatively about how to communicate them to different audiences; has comprehensive knowledge of news and weather
Flexibility to work morning and evening or weekend different hours as the work schedule changes frequently and with short notice
Knowledge of how to use a variety of recording equipment and how to operate different radio studios
Ability to build rapport and draw information from people
Can coach and develop others
Confidence and tenacity to pursue information, overcome obstacles and pitch ideas to senior colleagues
Stress tolerance: ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure, and to react quickly to changes
Ability to plan and organize, set priorities, multi-task and meet tight deadlines
Full knowledge of the law, rules and industry regulations around radio production, know when it’s necessary, and how to acquire relevant clearances and licenses
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and social networking platforms
Four-year college degree, preferably in Radio or Media Production or the equivalent work experience
Writing sample is required
What You'll Bring:
Respect for others and a strong belief that others should do this in return
Ability to work within prescribed guidelines without needing close supervision
Problem solving skills within established procedures
Understanding of when to seek guidance for unforeseen problems
Close attention to detail
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to act in a professional manner and collaborate with colleagues of different levels
Rutherford, NJ: 201 Route 17 North, 9th Floor, 07070
iHeartMedia’s benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:
Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options (employees meeting ACA measurement)
A 401K plan
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost – services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving
A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!
The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.
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iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – we specialize in radio, digital, social, podcasts, influencers, data, and events across the nation and provide premier opportunities for advertisers.
Visit iHeartMedia.com to learn more about us.