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Full Time Associate News Director

Marketing Consultant

Description:  Represent Platte River Radio Inc (Classic Hits 98.9 FM, the Breeze 94.5 FM, ESPN Radio 1460 and 1550 and KHAS Radio 1230AM) to retail clients for the purpose of devising marketing plans and soliciting advertising dollars. This is a challenging high pressure career which requires a high degree of listening, organizational and problem solving skills. It also has considerable flexibility in terms of setting and achieving income goals by using the aforementioned skills. Top producers currently are earning $65,000 to $85,000 per year, but they didn't get there by watching the clock. Desired Requirements:

1. Live in or very near trade area.

2. Good general health and ability to regularly see and service approximately 100 clients a month.  

3. Good attendance record.  

4. Reliable transportation.

5. Driver's license.

6. Auto insurance.

7. A history in outsides sales of intangible products (example: insurance, securities, etc.)

8. Some degree of advertising or marketing knowledge either through experience or formal education. A strong interest and knowledge in sports and sports marketing is desired but not required

9. Minimum 40-hour workweek, regular attendance at sales meetings.

10. Rare weekend work when station events or remote broadcasts at clients assigned to employee are scheduled.

11. Finish all required paperwork including, but no limited to, daily call reports, sales projections,

12. Sales contracts, production orders and sales presentations.

13. Ability to  word process sales presentations on a computer (Word or similar program)

14. Any other duties subsequently deemed appropriate by management.

15. Knowledge of websites and Internet is helpful.

Platte River Radio Inc. Provides:

Starting Rate

1. Base plus commission compensation plan.   

Additional Benefits:

Partial Health insurance reimbursement after 90 days employment;   Optional AFLAC supplemental is available at employee’s pre tax expense. Blue Cross Blue Sheild Dental available a portion of the premiums are company paid.


Associate News Director

Compensation by the hour; overtime does apply.

Must exhibit good local news instincts as supervised by the News Director.

Good to excellent writing and presentation skills, punctuality, attendance, and a professional dress and temperament will be equally considered, as well as the ability to execute the core duties listed below.

Personal Traits:

  1. Clean driving record/Drivers License
  2. Reliability/Honesty
  3. Good Communication Skills
  4. Attention to Detail

General Duties Responsibilities and Skills:

  1. Strong computer skills
  2. Ability to use digital editing programs such as Adobe Audition.
  3. Gather news of local/area interest for broadcast based on community needs and interests.
  4. Deliver daily newscasts as needed.
  5. Exercise the ability and judgment in choosing broadcast stories appropriate to the target audience and coverage area of the Platte River Radio Station in question.
  6. Primarily a 40-hour Monday-Friday workweek, however weekend news coverage involving breaking news/weather will be expected as needed.
  7. Monitor for breaking news and weather to ensure proper live coverage as warranted.
  8. Develop and cultivate news sources.
  9. Aid in news/sports updates on websites and social media as needed.
  10. Aid in the recruitment of local figures to bring in special public service programming and announcements that will both fill a community need and compliment the sound of the station. 
  11. Aid in keeping records of news and public affairs efforts used in the quarterly issues report for the FCC Public File.
  12. Abilities that are helpful but not required for initial hire include on-air host and commercial production.
  13. Any other duties assigned by management or Executive News Director/News Director.


Send materials illustrating your skillset including audio, writing samples, and resume to:

Kaleb Henry

Executive News Director

Plate River Radio Inc.

500 East J Street

Hastings, NE 68901

or e-mail

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As per Federal Communications Commission Regulations following is certified: Platte River Radio Inc. does not discriminate in the sale of commercial time, and will not accept advertising which, in its sole opinion, is purchased with intent to discriminate unlawfully on the basis of race, gender, or ethnicity. The advertiser hereby certifies that its purchase of commercial time is not made for an unlawful discriminatory purpose, including specifically that it is not based upon a decision to place advertising on a station on the basis of race, gender, or ethnicity.