OP produces a 24/7 live on-air news product. The Associate Producer works directly with WTOP’s producers, anchors, writers, reporters and digital team to bring each hour’s newscast to life in a way that is both factually accurate and engaging. The Associate Producer works as part of a diverse team to make WTOP News the leading provider of local and relevant news and information for the Washington, DC region.Job Duties:Coordinate and communicate effectively with anchors, writers, reporters and broadcast editors to ensure the on-air product meets WTOP’s high journalistic standards and core brand attributesEnsure broadcast anchors have everything needed for a flawless broadcast, including reporter scripts and audio filesContinually monitor producer’s hourly newscasts/rundowns and screen all audio and scripts to ensure WTOP’s quality standards are metActively pursue news tips that come in via email, phone call or other official sourcesMonitor local/national news outlets, social media and email to make sure WTOP is on top of the most relevant and breaking news stories of the dayAnswer phone calls and emails from listeners, providing top-notch customer service from WTOPBook interviews with newsmakers and sources to discuss the top news of the day live on-airRepurpose and edit live audio for later useHelp develop story ideas for reporters to pursueWrite news stories and edit audio files. Ensure broadcast news copy is accurate and balanced using sound news judgment. Copy must be clear and interesting, and executed under tight live broadcasting deadlines.Maintain awareness of the latest local news and top national/international stories of the day at all timesContact affiliates and news sources for interviews and informationHelp deliver news with a sense of urgency 24/7Communicate effectively with the digital team to share new information on stories WTOP is covering and opportunities to tease to WTOP’s digital platformsOther duties as assignedQualifications:Degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field1-2 years professional experience in the broadcast news industry (radio or television preferred)In-depth knowledge of local D.C. news market, preferredExcellent news judgment and knowledge of current events at the local, national and international levelUnderstanding of the importance of utilizing sound bites, nat sound and other audio in newscastsAbility to work quickly in breaking news situations and handle stressful situations in a calm mannerAbility to multitask, work under pressure and meet deadlinesStrong leadership and communication skillsStrong writing and interviewing skillsKnowledge of newswire servicesKnowledge of Adobe Audition, Burli, and Wide Orbit, preferredProject an appropriate and professional appearance and demeanorAbility to work in compliance with company policies and proceduresAbility to function well in a diverse team environmentReport to work on time. Ability to work weekdays and weekends. Must be able to work early morning, midday, evening and overnight shifts.Hubbard Radio Washington DC LLC is a EEO employer.