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MACCA Radio looking for a show editor!

Postby Mike » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:28 am

MACCA Radio is looking for an editor that would write scripts for shows to be aired exclusively on MACCA Radio, The Voice of The Beatles. Initially for a weekly news bulletin that would consist of Beatle related news stories for the week, including promos for the station. I would read from them and actually produce the audio for the show. This would be strictly volunteer work but the candidate will receive the appropriate credit.

Candidates may apply to me directly,

Here are general proposed responsibilities:
You will be responsible for all written elements that are not already recorded: intros, billboards, copy beginning and ending show, newscasts, etc. Assist host using online remote tools, in organizing show; coordinate writing of newscasts with other elements in show; with host decide order and grouping of pieces; PREPARE FINAL CLEAN COPY OF INTROS FOR HOSTS (Script Pack); make sure incues and outcues of reporters are consistent in style; Write or supervise writing of all continuity script: intro to show, billboards, intro to news cast, break copy; rejoin intro second half, credits. Make sure hosts have correct scripts on a certain day of each week.

Here are some Guideline to Writing a Script for a News Show:

1. Know that radio news writing is aimed toward the listener, so the writing should be clear and simple. No words that are difficult to pronounce, nor require a dictionary to understand.

2. Write an outline. Determine the key elements of the story. These are the essential components. Ask yourself: Who? What? Why? Where? When?

3. Write a tease. This will be used with other teases to whet the appetite of the listener before the news is aired. This should not be longer than a sentence.

4. Write a lead sentence. This is used to grab the listener's attention. Be concise and accurate with your lead.

5. Write the body. Include all necessary facts, figures, and main points. Radio news stories are typically 100 to 300 words, based on the amount of time dedicated to the story. 100 words equates to approximately 30 seconds of air time.

6. Write a story conclusion. This should be no longer than a sentence or two that sums up the key points of the story.

7. Format your script in accordance with basic radio script guidelines which may vary from radio station to radio station.

8. Fact-check the script and review your grammar. Present the script to a copy-editor that might find mistakes you overlooked.
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