Emmis Communications

  • Traffic Reporter

    Job Locations US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Media/Radio Programming
  • Job Overview

    You are:

    • A seasoned Traffic Reporter who knows how to monitor traffic developments and turn them into high quality traffic reports.
    • A great storyteller who has excellent on-air presence and communication skills.
    • Someone who can think and process information on the spot during live radio broadcasts.
    • Affable, outgoing, motivated, and a team player.

    If this describes you then join Emmis Communications as a Traffic Reporter with Emmis Austin Radio. Our company is driven by creative teams that have earned a valued reputation by setting high standards for excellence while creating a fun, exciting and innovative workplace, where every individual is part of the team.


    Emmis Austin Radio is a branch of Emmis Communications with a cluster of seven radio stations in north Austin including: KLBJ-AM (590), KLBJ-FM (93.7), KGSR (93.3), KROX (101.5), KBPA (103.5), KLZT (107.1), and Latino 102.7.


    Emmis Austin Radio is seeking a full-time and part time Traffic Reporter to prepare broadcasts for morning and evening rush hour traffic reports in Austin and the surrounding areas. This position is Monday-Friday and requires a great storyteller who has excellent on-air presence and communication skills. Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and possesses loads of initiative.


    • Monitor traffic developments by viewing City of Austin websites, watching TXDOT cameras, monitoring Twitter, interacting with listener telephone reports.
    • Gathers and reports live on the latest traffic conditions in Austin.
    • Enters information into the NewsRadio KLBJ Twitter page.
    • Follows FCC and any other relevant laws, regulations or company guidelines.
    • Develops and maintains relations with transportation and public safety officials.
    • Frequent interaction with the local community and employees.
    • Think and process information on the spot during live broadcasts.
    • The employee must occasionally work long hours during special coverage.
    • Other duties assigned as-needed.



    Desired Skills & Experience

    • Ability to work Monday – Friday.
    • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; two to five years of Traffic reporting or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Must be knowledgeable about Austin streets and highways as well as the correct pronunciation of Austin thoroughfares.
    • Ability to possess good telephone and communication skills, and operate a digital editor and other broadcast audio equipment.
    • Must be adept in the use of Social Media.
    • Highly organized, meets deadlines, able to multi-task, and performs well under pressure.
    • Ability to deal with high level of stress because of the deadlines and live in-field reporting.
    • Works well with all fellow team members.
    • Takes great pride in producing high quality traffic reports.
    • Eagerly volunteers to handle tasks outside of the normal job duties when necessary.
    • Valid driver’s license and state mandated automobile insurance required.

    Company Description

    Please submit a resume and application online:  www.emmis.com.  Refer to posting and no phone calls please.            


    Emmis Communications (NASDAQ: EMMS) is a diversified media corporation with award-winning radio broadcasting, and magazine publishing operations in markets across the country.  Emmis is as well-known for its creative culture as for its operations.  Our people are aggressive, knowledgeable and deeply committed to each of the communities in which we operate. Because employees are the key to our success, Emmis offers strong benefits and incentives, including health, dental and life insurance and a 401(k) contribution plan. For more information about Emmis, see our website at www.emmis.com.




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