Employment Opportunities

Join the team that is changing radio and online newspapers in every market we enter. Local Voice is a unique business model in which online newspapers are powered by Hometown radio stations.

The dominant voice in the future of local markets is not the local newspaper, the local radio station or the local television station; it will be the local media company, delivering local content across a number of platforms. In the Hampton Roads Market it is Local Voice.

Following is a list of jobs available at Local Voice:

Seeking Reporters for Crime and Municipal Beats

This post is for a General Assignment/Crime Reporter for the Historic Triangle and a Municipal Reporter to cover James City County and Williamsburg-James City County Schools.

At Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, reporters write news stories affecting the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Our reporters are 21st-century multimedia reporters, posting their stories and photos to the web, promoting them through radio appearances and interacting with readers through social media. Reporters must be flexible, able to collaborate and able to multitask. Reporters must also have strong writing skills, ability to self-edit and familiarity with AP Style. Some night and weekend reporting is necessary, and WYDaily values community involvement.

Everyone at Williamsburg Yorktown Daily abides by the same goal: to be the most immediate, reliable, relevant, accurate and local publication. Reporters must work to establish their beats, as well as be the face and voice of WYDaily.com. It is critical reporters know the “players” on their beats.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Curious and interested in how things connect and what makes people tick.
  • Community-minded; live in or near coverage area.
  • Professional, but personable; able to cultivate and maintain contacts.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule that changes from day to day.
  • Previous newsroom experience and a familiarity with municipal budgets and procedures.
  • Strong organization skills with the proven ability to multitask, prioritize and work on deadline.
  • Interest in exploring how all news is local.

Williamsburg Yorktown Daily operates as part of Local Voice LLC with offices in Williamsburg, VA. Our company has a unique and well-defined approach to business.  We are looking for staff members with a willingness to learn “our way.”

If interested, please send an email to newsjobs@localvoicemedia.com with the following: a brief note of introduction along with a resume and up to three recent samples of stories you have written that best represent your abilities as a reporter. Please clarify if you’re applying for the crime or municipal beat in your application.


Board Operator

Tide Radio is looking for a board operator available on nights and weekends to work the board for radio broadcasts of W&M Football and Basketball games and coaches shows on Tuesday nights.  Games will be broadcast from our Williamsburg, VA studios.  Radio board experience not necessary, but a high level of technological skill is required.  Must have reliable transportation.  this position requires the ability to multi-task, think on your feet, problem-solve and react quickly.

Expectations:

Be in control.  Be a problem solver.  Be enthusiastic.  Be attentive.  Be an over-communicator.  Be a quick learner.

If interested, please send an e-mail to boardop@tideradio.com.


Sports Stringer

Williamsburg Yorktown Daily operates as part of Davis Media LLC with offices in Williamsburg, VA. WYDaily is seeking individuals with a strong knowledge of sports, capable of producing game recaps through the use of quotes and statistics in a timely fashion, although without strict deadline.

Please email our sports department at sports@wydaily.com, for further information and/or questions.


Hometown Host
Local Voice has opportunities for a Hometown Host for our country radio station in Columbia, South Carolina, WWNQ 94.3FM, The Dude and for our Adult Album Alternative radio station, WTYD 92.3FM The Tide, in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Our Hometown Hosts anchor morning radio shows as the brand champion of our radio station and local online papers, ColaDaily.com in Columbia and WYDaily.com in Williamsburg.

Local Voice expands radio stations into multimedia centers, publishing local online newspapers partnered with our local radio stations. This creates an effective and successful entertainment, information and business marketing enterprise.

Hometown Hosts present the friendly, intelligent mix of local news and information, events, sponsor opportunities and cross-platform promotion on our radio morning show. In-studio duties include introducing news coverage, interviewing reporters, local community leaders and client partners, creating digital content alongside music program hosting. After-studio duties include online and in-person community networking, sales support and brand promotion.

While a love of Country and/or Contemporary Adult & Indie Rock music is important, a passion for local news and personal community connection is critical. Learning and living the Local Voice culture of speed, innovation, communication and team-centric process are also critical requirements.

Radio experience is valuable but not required. We care more about who you are and how you’ll work within a unique media company than who you know or where you’ve worked before. Can you do it?

Contact us at hometownhost@localvoicemedia.com if you’re ready to join our tribe.


EEO Policy Statement
Local Voice Media provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law