Afternoon Anchor/Reporter – Fergus, ON

We have an exciting and rare opportunity for you to join our team as the Afternoon News Anchor and Reporter. The integrity of our newsroom is a key factor in the success of the radio station. As a news professional, you know what content our listeners want and how to deliver compelling stories across all platforms. You will be required to anchor newscasts, generate stories, cover local events, update our digital platform, and distribute content via social media.

Responsibilities:

  • Write, edit, and anchor afternoon news for The Grand at 101.1 and The River 88.7
  • Conduct interviews and write stories for the morning and afternoon news shifts
  • Update website
  • Create and update social media content
  • Cover Centre Wellington Council, County of Wellington Council, and other virtual meetings as needed
  • Morning news fill-in as required

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Radio Broadcasting or Broadcast Journalism or experience in a newsroom
  • Solid understanding of Burli, imediatouch automation software
  • Proficient with MS office suite of products
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite specifically Adobe Audition
  • Able to write for radio and web
  • Comfortable interviewing newsmakers
  • Knowledge of the Centre Wellington area, along with the communities that make up Wellington County

Local is our focus. If you are passionate about local news and telling local stories, please send your cover letter, resume and a link to a SoundCloud or YouTube demo to our News Director Arlene Dowell at arlene@thegrand101.com by November 19, 2021.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. In keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodations are available throughout the recruitment and selection process and will be provided upon request.