UTICA/ROME -- The newsroom at Townsquare Media's 950 WIBX is a bit shorthanded this week, following the departure of Gino Geruntino. He has accepted a new position with Oswego NPR affiliate WRVO, leaving WIBX on the search for a replacement.
WIBX program director Jeff Monaski had only good things to say about Geruntino's two years at WIBX. "Gino is an enthusiastic young journalist who was a strong contributor to the WIBX team and we were happy to have him begin his multimedia and broadcasting career with us," Monaski told CNYRadio.com. We wish him the best as he moves on to pursue new opportunities."
Monaski says Geruntino's last day with WIBX was this past Friday.
Before we contacted Monaski, we received the following job posting from Townsquare Media's Brianna Moyer:
Townsquare Media in Marcy, NY currently has an opening for a full-time position of an Afternoon and Evening News Reporter for our leading news/talk radio station - WIBX 950AM. We are looking for someone with superb communication skills and a great work ethic.
• Must be a broadcaster with a passion for journalism, be able to write well, have good news judgment, ability to pursue your own enterprised stories, and enjoy responding to changing and breaking news.
• Must be digitally savvy with on-air experience, comfortable working in a multi-media environment including audio and video editing, and possess a firm understanding of multiple social media platforms. Bachelor's degree in Radio Broadcasting or related fields preferred. Must have reliable transportation.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Selecting and writing news stories
• Produce and deliver on-air newscasts
• Contribute and update news websites
• Participate in a regional and state-wide digital news effort.
Please send resume, a broadcast news writing sample, link to Twitter or other social media profile and a demo .mp3 or CD recording to: News Reporter, Townsquare Media -- 9418 River Rd. Marcy, NY 13403 Attn: Brianna Moyer, or to email@example.com. Townsquare Media is an equal opportunity employer.
WRVO news director Catherine Loper was out of the office when CNYRadio.com inquired about Geruntino's duties there.
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