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For nearly 80 years, WATZ has been committed to broadcasting excellence, community service, local news, live DJs, music, contests and entertainment! 

 

If you'd like to be part of WATZ, check out these exciting opportunities we are hiring for: 

 

WATZ News Director (Full-time) 

Full-time Salary, determined by experience.
4:30am to 12:30pm, Monday – Friday, occasional weekends for major events

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Manage daily news content and ensure that such content is relevant and informative to the listening audience of WATZ 99.3 and WZTK 105.7.
- Type and submit news stories daily to our online news delivery service.
- Identify news stories throughout the Northeastern Michigan community on a daily basis.
- Deliver FOUR unique 3-minute live news segments on WATZ 99.3 weekdays at 7am, 8am, 9am and Noon.
- Produce ONE unique 3-minute recorded news segment “recap” on WATZ 99.3 weekdays that airs at 5pm. - --- Produce FOUR unique 3-minute recorded segments for WZTK 105.7.
- Attend community meetings when deemed relevant to gaining news content.
- Interact with the morning show host between 6am – 10am when deemed appropriate, discussing topics like sports, weather, community events, live interviews, etc.
- Attend occasional radio station events where the News Director’s participation is relevant.
- Manage news assistant(s).


QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must be flexible, organized, and a team-minded individual with good organizational skills. Good interpersonal skills are a must with the ability to adapt to a changing environment. Must be responsible and able to work with little to no supervision. Candidate must be able to take initiative to ensure a quality news product is delivered on-air and online. Ability to troubleshoot technical issues and identify new and/or improved products for quality news delivery is a plus.

REQUIREMENTS:

- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and the following…
- Four or more years of experience as a news producer/reporter.
- Computer literacy and proficiency using Microsoft Office software
- Ability to use standard broadcast audio equipment or ability to be trained to operate equipment.
- Strong written/verbal communication skills
- Strong news gathering, reporting, and interviewing skills.
- General radio announcing/hosting skills – clear annunciation, proper pronunciation of communities, landmarks, names, etc.

To apply, send your resume to Kim Orr korr@watz.com or in person at 123 Prentiss Street, Alpena. 

Marketing Consultant (Full-time) 

Key Responsibilities, include but not limited to::

  • Identifies and solicits new business; builds and maintains a full pipeline of sales prospects.

  • Services and grows relationships in existing base of clients.

  • Identifies client/agency needs and develops persuasive proposals to meet needs and opportunities.

  • Delivers effective sales presentations.

  • Steers clients based on market, platform and station information.

  • Maintains client communication and ensures client satisfaction.

  • Ensures prompt payments of contracts.

  • Follows all procedures for preparing orders, traffic instructions, production requests, resolving billing issues and more.

  • Generates revenue and meets/exceeds established sales targets.

  • Candidate must drive their own vehicle with a valid driver’s license and state-mandated auto insurance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Positive, "Can-Do," enthusiastic attitude.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including word, outlook and excel. 

  • Adept at prospecting and using effective consultative selling principles and practices.

  • Strong client service relationship-building skills.

  • Ability to plan and organize, set priorities and multi task in a fast-paced environment.

  • Negotiation and closing proficiency.

  • Persuasive communication skills: verbal, written and presentation.

  • Independent; self-motivated; competitive; assertive.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Understanding of market dynamics including demographics.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • High school or equivalent education (preferred) 

Salary: Base and/or Commission, depending on experience

To apply, send your resume to Kim Orr korr@watz.com or in person at 123 Prentiss Street, Alpena.