WHCU Seeks Morning Newswatch Producer

February 17, 2011 by

ITHACA/CORTLAND -- After four years on the job, the producer of WHCU's Morning Newswatch is heading elsewhere.  That means the station is on the lookout for a replacement.  The part-time job carries a 20-hour schedule; four hours every weekday afternoon.

Morning Newswatch Host and Assistant PD Dave Vieser tells that current producer Doug Scott has been balancing the job with full-time studies at SUNY Cortland.  As Scott moves closer to graduation, he's decided to "turn over his Rolodex" by month's end, so he can focus on finishing up school and finding work as a political spokesman.

Vieser tells, "Doug has been an amazing producer. He made great connections and booked awesome guests not just locally but on a national and international level as well. We really hate to see him go, but only wish him the very best as he works toward his degree."

Regarding the search for a new producer, Vieser says, "our producer works the phones to schedule guests, and works closely with the news department to make sure we’re on top of what’s important to our listeners."  That means the ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of the Ithaca area, and interested in news on all levels -- local, state, national and world.

Here's the "official" job posting we received from the front office:


Cayuga Radio Group’s News/Talk WHCU in Ithaca, New York, is looking for a part-time producer for its morning talk show: “The WHCU Morning Newswatch.” Job requirements include contacting newsmakers by telephone, scheduling guests for a weekday morning program, working closely with the show host and the station’s program director to ensure guests are topical and appropriate for a rapidly moving morning radio show. The candidate should expect to work afternoons, 4 hours a day, 5 days a week, but also be able to accept phone calls regarding bookings in the morning and evening hours via cell phone. Resumes and cover letters should be rushed to Position is open immediately.

Please send resume (no phone calls please) to:

Dave Vieser
Cayuga Radio Group
1751 Hanshaw Road
Ithaca, New York 14850

Email to:

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Cayuga Radio Group/Saga Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  No phone calls please.

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