Job Description:
Job Title Assistant Director of News/Content
Department Campus Radio - 12010
Pay Grade 10
Job Category Administrative
Job Summary

The News/Content Director works to see creative projects at WETS to fruition, helping to coordinate and utilize available resources to create Programming and News content and develop innovative ways to appeal to WETS listeners/contributors. Responsible to the Director for ensuring quality of programming on the FM/HD-1,HD-2, and HD-3 air signals; monitoring those air signals on a regular basis and arranging programs that have been downloaded into their proper places to make playlists the correct length; arranging the breaks for the FM/HD-1 signal for morning and evening/overnights shifts using pre-recorded material from the announcers; filling in for the recording of underwriting credits as well as public service announcements from the community; coordinating placement of underwriting credits within the on-air playlists; works with the Station Director to work out programs to fill in for programs that have ended or are being replaced; working with NPR Digital Services to take advantage of new NPR initiatives as well as SoundExchange music reporting; in the event of format-breaking news alerts via email, the News/Content Director is responsible for updating playlists to make sure that the news is aired and not overridden by the previously placed breaks; and, performing other related duties as assigned.

The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary. The official workday is 7.5 hours, which includes a one-hour lunch/meal break. Regular benefited ETSU employees enjoy a full range of benefits, services, and programs including:


  • Paid time off & leave
  • 17 paid holidays
  • Educational Assistance 
  • Health and life insurance
  • Retirement
  • Access to University facilities and services and much more! 

Check out the ETSU Human Resources Benefits page for additional information at:  

ETSU is committed to ensuring that our students, faculty, and staff are valued and work in an environment of openness and acceptance. ETSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Disclaimer: The Job Summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this classification. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require different tasks to be performed as assigned to reflect changes in the position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of radio broadcasting.
  • Knowledge of ENCO -Digital Audio Delivery system.
  • Knowledge of Content Depot distribution system.
  • Knowledge of digital recording and editing.
  • Knowledge of public radio practices, procedures, trends, and resources.
  • Knowledge of WETS-FM/HD programming.
  • Knowledge of good human relations skills related to supervising professional personnel.
  • Knowledge of both basic and specialized computer functions.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to meet constant deadlines.
  • Ability to troubleshoot quickly and effectively.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to make judicious decisions.
  • Ability to provide initiative and originality for problem-solving and leadership.
  • Ability to work with station staff, university personnel, external program producers, and the public.
  • Ability to work on the air as needed.
  • Ability to do strategic planning.
  • Ability to develop and implement policies effectively.
  • Ability to organize in order to prioritize and perform multiple tasks.
  • Ability to source News from a variety of places for localized content.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in broadcasting, communication, or a related field.
  • Three years of experience in public radio.
  • Working knowledge of the ENCO-DAD automation system.
Job Location: 
Johnson City, TN
United States
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