Updated 9/9/09 - GENEVA -- Brendan Cooper is headed to a new job in Rochester, creating an "immediate" opening for a News Director at Finger Lakes News Radio. The three-station network includes WGVA 1240 in Geneva, along with WAUB 1590 AM and 98.1 FM in Auburn.
Cooper wrote in to clarify the story, telling CNYRadio.com he's departing "to take a job outside of the radio biz." He didn't say exactly when he'll be leaving, but "just didn't want the impression that there was any personnel issue; simply a career change." (Thanks for the update, Brendan and best of luck!)
If you're interested in the job, here's the posting, as listed Tuesday 9/1/09 on AllAccess.com:
FL News Radio Seeks News Director
Finger Lakes News Radio, the premiere small market radio group in the Finger Lakes of upstate New York, has an immediate full time opening for a News Director. If you are interested in this position, you should demonstrate to me that you have a background in covering, writing and delivering news and that you are up to the challenge of managing a staff in three different buildings, covering a seven county area. We have a very active website at http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com. If you have ideas for web content, I would love to hear them. You will have supportive management and all the tools you need to get the job done. The ability to do sports PBP or color would be helpful. T & R to: Ted Baker, Program Director, Finger Lakes News Radio, 3568 Lenox Rd., Geneva, NY 14456. Email email@example.com.
Let us know and we'll let the rest of Central New York know! CNYRadio.com always posts job openings free of charge. It's a great way to attract local talent, and it's another EEO recruitment source you can add to your FCC public file. Just add firstname.lastname@example.org to your e-mail distribution list for job announcements.