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News Director


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Candidate will be expected to have completed first newscast by 6:15 weekday mornings.  Shifts will have firm work hours, with flextime extended to coverage of meetings that may be in evenings.


A college degree in Journalism, Radio/TV Broadcasting or a related field is preferred.  Experience in radio or TV is a plus.


Previous experience in radio and/or television is preferred.

Job Description:

This is a unique opportunity for a recent graduate, who wants to build a resume, or a veteran wanting to return to small-town reporting.  Someone with knowledge of current local, regional, and national news and events.  This individual will need to develop and maintain good relations with news contacts and other sources of information.  Strong writing skills, on-air, and on-camera presence is a ‘Must.’ A strong work ethic, good time management, organizational skills, and creativity are a plus.  The successful candidate will take this expertise of local news gathering to three different arenas:


1.      Daily radio newscasts for our Houghton-based radio group, WOLV-FM, WHKB-FM, and WCCY-AM.  A one-hour public affairs program is produced and promoted each week by the News Director.  Knowledge of digital automation and digital audio editors (Adobe Audition) will be helpful in the production of live and “taped” newscasts.

2.      As the Bureau Manager of our Ishpeming-based television stations, ABC 10 (WBUP-TV) and the CW 5 (WBKP-TV).  Stories will be sent for use during their four newscasts; as copy, SOT’s, or full reported stand-ups.  Shooting and editing will be done by the candidate with equipment and software provided by company.

3.      Taking the completed copy, audio, and video to our internet and social media sites to further promote the news department’s brand.  Basic knowledge of cutting and pasting of copy, cropping pictures, and uploading media will be helpful.


Applicant will be expected to be able to travel to news coverage as needed, up to 50 miles from Houghton location.  Typically the majority of coverage would be within 15 miles.


Health, Dental, and Eye insurance may be subsidized after probationary period.

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Jeff Harju, 313 E. Montezuma Ave., Houghton, MI  49931



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You will be responsible for the retail success of the Keweenaw through servicing existing clients and soliciting new advertisers for radio and television through prospecting and cold calling.  Success will be found by identifying their marketing needs and customizing a plan to fit their advertising budgets. You’ll be responsible for meeting and exceeding sales goals, managing collections from accounts receivable, writing creative radio commercials for our radio stations and television spots for ABC 10 WBUP and CW 5 WBKP. The ideal candidate will be industry savvy, computer proficient, understanding new social media, and able to provide excellent customer service. To apply, send your resume to the attention of Jeff Harju, Houghton Community Broadcasting Corporation, 313 E. Montezuma Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931, or email jharju@up.net. Complete details available at http://thewolf.com.  For questions call Jeff at 906-482-7700.  Houghton Community Broadcasting Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.


Key Responsibilities

  1. Meet or exceed monthly, quarterly, annual sales goals.
  2. Prospect and develop new clients for increased revenue to the station.
  3. Generate ideas and sales proposals for prospects and station clients that will bring success to their retail business.
  4. Provide outstanding client service that becomes the standard for the station.
  5. Implement and manage all aspects of sales and station promotions sold and be present at client events & station events. Assist with other promotions and marketing efforts as requested by management.
  6. Recap sales promotions for station clients.
  7. Create and manage client production needs.
  8. Responsible for station contracts for their account list and collections.
  9. Develop areas of non-traditional revenue, i.e. website, social media, that will bring success to both client and company.
  10. Execute all contests and promotions within the accepted standards of all regulatory laws and station / corporate policies.
  11. Insure, protect and promote the Houghton Community Broadcasting brand and logo.
  12. Represent Houghton Community Broadcasting in the highest regard within the community and business environment – be involved in civic and professional organizations to further project the Houghton Community Broadcasting name and image.
  13. Flexibility to work outside normal business hours particularly weekends and holidays in support of station events and promotions.



Work Experience Preferred:
- 2 years outside sales/sales promotion experience

Skills & Abilities required:
- Excellent presentation skills
- Outstanding communication skills both oral and written
- Ability to multitask
- Excellent organizational skills, able to set priorities, and be responsive to client requests.
- Demonstrate ability to execute results against strategy and meet critical deadlines
- Highly motivated and enthusiastic
- Strong computer skills in Outlook, Word, and Excel.
- Internet knowledge with website advertising and social media.
- Attention to detail and follow up is necessary.
- The ability to form and continue client relationships on behalf of the radio station.
- Available transportation to/from sales appointments and office.

Education Preferred:
- College Degree in media, marketing, business or communications

Licenses & Certifications required:
- Valid Drivers License and Reliable Transportation

Supervisory Responsibilities:
- None

Additional Information:
-Job Location: Houghton, Michigan


Houghton Community Broadcasting Corp. is looking for an enthusiastic Board Operator to join its team.  Hours will vary, mainly evenings and weekends to cover sports broadcasts and remotes for four-hour shifts.  This will entail engineering of the broadcasts, acting as Producer to the crew in the field, interaction with the audience; and in the case of remotes, selection and airing of the station’s music format.  Previous board experience is requested, with a background in computers and the internet necessary.  A willingness to continue training to enable more shift opportunities will be an asset to the position.  Send your brief resume and/or aircheck to houghtonradio@up.net, or call 906-482-7700 during weekday business hours.  Houghton Community Broadcasting Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.