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Senior Producer

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice Pres Advancement
Department: University Relations
Location: Roanoke Area
Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Other

Job Description

WVTF Public Radio and RADIO IQ seek an experienced, detail-oriented broadcaster to provide support in various areas including: conducting interviews; producing news stories; updating content for air, website and social media; producing and voicing local newscasts; gathering continuity/promos; producing and voicing weather forecasts; participating in on-air fundraising as well as assisting with monitoring of the stations programing streams originating from our Roanoke broadcast center. The ideal candidate will also serve as a backup to local news hosts and as a newsroom manager in the absence of the News Director.

Required Qualifications

Significant experience in a professional newsroom; strong computer skills including audio production and editing; demonstrated knowledge of news writing and reporting; website content posting and management and experience with studio and field broadcast equipment. The candidate should possess a professional sound in both live and recorded work, strong communications skills and the ability to work under deadline pressure. Candidate must be able to work various newsroom shifts, including early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in copy-editing and managing newsroom assignments. Familiarity with the geographic coverage area. Public radio experience.

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Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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