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  • Researches and writes on-air news copy that on-air talent will deliver.
  • Keeps informed of FCC rules and other regulations dictating acceptable content that don't violate decency or defamation laws.
  • Maintains high journalistic standards and are keen to verify facts and vet sources.
  • May be tasked with updating social media platforms and participating in various departmental meetings and station events.


  • Good written and verbal skills as well as a proficiency in media production, broadcast systems and software and social networking skills are essential to this job.

Experience level

  • Four-year college degree in journalism and experience working in a newsroom.

Stations that have designated writer/producers are usually the larger stations that have a greater mix of programming. They know how to write for radio - a skill in and of itself - and are adept at establishing a connection with the audience writing for the spoken. This is not an on-air position.