Radio JobFile

** means the listing is new or updated this week
— means a listing is not new


— Openings at Wisconsin Public Radio (Madison, WI):  Morning news producer with at least one year experience who will stay on top of the news, is a self-starter, thrives in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment, will write for broadcast and the Web, can set up and edit interviews, has good oral and  written communications skills and a solid foundation in journalism  ethics; for a complete job description and to apply online, go to  EOE  (4/7)


** Openings at CBS-owned WBBM/WCFS, Chicago:  Full-time (Job #27508) and part-time (Job #27510) sports reporter with at least two years experience who will be part of an in-house sports content team that will voice sports reports on CBS radio stations and associated digital properties, will gather/write/record/edit/deliver sports reports and make station appearances.  Part-time (Job #26289) writer/producer who can write and/or edit newscasts and news stories for anchors to read on air, can review available stories, can write stories, can schedule stories for air, can bring story ideas to the table, can prepare hourly story lineups, s elects audio, can make initial calls, can conduct recorded interviews, can enter information into computer system and can monitor network feeds for breaking stories. Part-time anchor/reporter (Job #26361) who has an extensive background in radio news, is a strong on-air communicator, is a good reporter and writer, thinks ahead, asks probing questions, can deal with well looming deadlines and high-pressure situations, is curious, has a natural rapport with the audience, brings story ideas to the table, takes direction from the desk, gathers information quickly, conducts interviews and prepares stories for air.  Full-time (Job #27443) and part-time (Job #27444) traffic reporters with at least two years experience who can voice traffic reports over the air and online, can gather/write/record/edit/deliver traffic reports, provide live reads of sponsors, and cam make station appearances. Apply online at  EOE   (4/28)

** CBS-owned WSCR (AM), Chicago seeks a full-time (Job #27509) and part-time on-air sports reporter/anchor (Job #27511) with at least five years major market experience in a similar job who has strong on-air communications skills and writing expertise,  has creative Web knowledge, has good reporting skills, can ask probing questions, can deal with  high-pressure situations with ease and grace, can develop story ideas and take direction, can gather information quickly and can prepare stories for air; apply online at or   EOE   (4/28)

— WIXN/WRCV/WSEY, Dixon, IL seeks a news reporter-anchor/board operator who can work evenings and weekends, is creative, can present information in a clear and personable tone of voice both one-on-one and in small groups, can operate a control board and digital automation equipment, can utilize reel-to-reel tape machines and CD players; must be well-organized, manage time well, work well without direct supervision and knows remote broadcasting equipment.  Apply to the NRG Media HR Dept., 1460 S. College Av., Dixon, IL 61021 or call (815) 288-3341.  EOE   (4/25)—

** WCMY/WRKX, Ottawa, IL seeks an entry-level reporter/anchor for a station that puts an emphasis on local news, can cover city council and school board meetings, the courts and other small-market happenings; job assignment hours will include some night and weekend meetings.  Send work samples, resume and references to Rick Koshko, ND, WCMY/WRKX, 216 W. Lafayette St, Ottawa, IL 61350.  EOE   (4/28)

— Openings at WGIL (AM), Galesburg, IL:  Hands-on news director with broadcast journalism experience who has a passion for news, can oversee a three-person department in a small market that has a high level of management and ownership support, has a commitment to local news, can anchor/write/report and has lots of drive; news management background is a plus.  Reporter/anchor who can contribute to digital and social media; owned by a group that believes in local radio.  Send mp3 demo and resume to Roger Lundeen, GM, WGIL/Galesburg Broadcasting Co., at  EOE   (4/22)

— WJBC (AM), Bloomington, IL seeks a reporter-anchor-writer-editor for a five-station cluster who is driven, is resourceful, is a problem solver, can drive the evolving and diverse culture of radio to success, can get meetings covered, knows AP style, meets deadlines, can work closely with the ND, can conduct interviews, is flexible, owns breaking news and weather coverage and maintains the quality of the product on all platforms; knowledge of current events/politics in Illinois is a big plus.  Send demo that includes auto/writing samples and resume to  EOE   (4/22)

— WSOY (AM), Decatur, IL seeks a GA reporter (multimedia journalist) who can produce news content for over-the-air and digital products on various platforms that include broadcast/Web/social media; must be a good writer, know audio and video production and editing, know current events locally and regionally, be passionate about reporting local news, be hard-working and self-motivated, cover a variety of stories ranging from hard news and features to sports and be open to flexible work schedules and meet all deadlines.  Apply to Jeff Daly, PD, at or call (217) 423-9744.  EOE   (4/28)

— Openings at WTAX (AM), Springfield, IL:  News director who wants to be in the middle of the news action in Illinois oversee the WTAX brand, managing the department and anchor newscasts; the station needs a new leader for a new generation.  Part-time anchor/reporter who is dynamic and hard-hitting, knows how to edit digital audio, can cover city council and school board meetings, can be a back-up for the station’s statehouse reporter, can operate a control board and can host local news and interview programs as needed.  Apply to the WTAX (AM) HR Dept., at  EOE   (4/30)

— WMAY-AM/FM, Springfield, IL seeks a part-time anchor/reporter who can work a flexible shift that is primarily middays but could also include nights and weekends; top-notch writing skills are essential, while journalism experience is preferred.  Send mp3 and resume to Jim Leach, PD, WMAY-AM/FM, at  EOE   (4/28)

** Openings at WTMJ (AM), Milwaukee, WI:  Anchor/reporter with 2-4 years experience for the morning shift who can interact with show hosts, can conduct live interviews, do outside reporting on news and traffic, can create stories for use online, can become part of the Milwaukee community, can create relationships with city leaders/police/lawmakers/advocates/business leaders, is comfortable in front of a camera, is a strong writer, has good news judgment, presents well, understands enterprising, makes proficient use of digital capabilities, has a strong work ethic meets deadlines and is detail oriented; knowledge of SE Wisconsin a huge plus. Part-time news and traffic anchor/reporter (Job #12551) who can work overnights and weekends, has a flexible schedule, can make and maintain contacts, can connect listeners by social media and can post content to the station’ Web site; must be a strong writer, have good news judgment, and can edit digital audio; apply online at   EOE   (4/27)

** WVPE-FM, Elkhart, IN seeks a senior reporter/assignment editor with at least three years experience who has a broad background and knowledge of public radio journalism, audio storytelling, audio production, has high-quality writing/reporting/announcing/production skills, has conversational on-air delivery and has a desire to learn best practices in board op skills, is a team player, knows digital editing programs and has a motivated and positive personality. Apply online at  (4/28)

** WVUT-TV/FM, Vincennes, IN reporter/digital content producer (see WVUT-TV listing under “television”).  (4/28)

— KMBZ, Kansas City, MO seeks full-time and part-time reporter/anchors (multimedia journalists) with two years experience who have a commanding and credible on-air presence, have great storytelling ability, excel in Web and social media, can work a flexible shift and can be where news breaks; apply online at; if audio files are larger than 4MB, send it to  (4/7)

** WCPN-FM, Cleveland, OH seeks a multiple media producer with at least two years experience who is creative, has strong production skills, can shoot and edit segments, can gather field audio and video from news conferences/interviews/other events, knows digital media, can produce/edit/reformat content for all platforms and has multi-camera directing and technical directing experience.  Pay $45K-65K/year.  Apply online at  EOE   (4/28)

** WKSU-FM, Kent, OH seeks a senior arts reporter (Job #995790) who is a storyteller, has a passion for the arts/music/food/pop culture, is an innovative multimedia journalist, is curious, can draw on creativity and imagination, can develop contacts, can pitch stories, can produce sound-rich long-form features, can produce Web content, can post to social media, is a top interviewer and writer, works efficiently, embraces technology, can shoot photos and video and is enthusiastic about learning more about the topics being covered.  Apply online at  (4/28)

** KCUR-FM, Topeka, KS seeks a reporter to cover health/education/politics with a strong consumer focus for the KCUR Kansas News Service with a base in western KS, who can brainstorm/research/write/report/produce spot news/digital reports/long-form audio features, can create social content to accompany their stories, can participate in community engagement efforts and will appear on talk shows/podcasts/community panels as needed.  Apply online at   (4/28)

— WBT-AM/FM, Charlotte, NC seek an anchor/reporter who is experienced, can generate content for use on air and on digital platforms, is familiar with working under regular every half hour newscast deadlines, is a good news writer, can prepare for stories for use in newscasts during other dayparts, can cover and generate stories and has good We and social media skills, with the ability to update station Web platforms with news content.  Apply online at  EOE   (4/6)

— Openings at WORD-FM, Greenville, SC: Enthusiastic, aggressive and high-energy part-time  reporter/anchor with at least three years experience who has excellent news chops and writing skills, understands what makes great news and information content on the radio, is forward-thinking about digital media and social networking, has an eye on what’s next when it comes to developing the medium, can cover a beat, can produce stories daily, can produce in-depth features, can produce special reports as assigned, can produce online content, is mobile to cover news on the scene and in the field, has a recent edition smart phone, has reliable transportation, has a track record of network story contributions, pays attention to detail, can meet daily deadlines under pressure and can deal effectively with simultaneous tasks. Apply online at;jsessionid=278D12626B00CA207A4E0E477A8369FE?org=ENTERCOM&cws=1.  No calls.  (4/7)



Founded Oct. 13, 1993, the Illinois News Broadcasters Association/Chicago Headline Club JobFile lists job openings and internships in print, online and broadcast journalism, public relations and journalism education, focusing on the Midwest.  One need not be an INBA or Headline Club member to list or access openings, which are posted and made available free of charge to all.  If you know of any openings you may e-mail them to Bob Roberts, WBBM/WCFS, at  All openings Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers unless noted otherwise.  Listings may be edited for brevity.
Send a cover letter unless the posting indicates otherwise, and assume that materials sent will NOT be returned.  The date at the end of listings indicates the drop date, which may or may not be the same as the deadline. A dash following the drop date indicates it is a hard deadline.
Although once available via fax and phone line, JobFile is now available only via the Internet.  Visit the JobFile on the Web at or  Those interested can subscribe (and unsubscribe) to JobFile free of charge ONLY at the INBA site.   One need not be an INBA member to access the subscribe/unsubscribe page.  Please e-mail the editor on subscription issues only if you have a problem subscribing or unsubscribing.  Even the Internet has its gremlins.
Please mention that you heard of the opening through the JobFile.