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WRVO Job Opening: News Reporter/Producer

Description of Responsibilities: The WRVO News Reporter/Producer is responsible for producing daily news content for broadcast and digital platforms, working closely with the Director of News and Public Affairs to assure timely delivery of content covering issues of regional significance. Considered a “General Assignment” reporter, the News Reporter/Producer may be assigned to cover stories in a specific region and/or on a specific topic (“beat”). It is expected that the WRVO News Reporter/Producer will be flexible, working non-traditional hours when required, and meet deadlines as necessitated.

Responsibilities also include:

News Gathering and Production -

  • Gather and produce news content for broadcast on local portions of "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered" and other programs, as necessary; including readers, cut & copies, spots, and feature-length segments
  • Produce and edit news content for digital platforms, including wrvo.org and social media
  • Produce daily newscasts in the event of the Director of News and Public Affairs’ absence, or as required
  • Assist the Director of News and Public Affairs by monitoring regional affairs and suggesting potential story ideas for WRVO News coverage
  • Share audio and digital content with other public media organizations as appropriate

On-Air -

  • Participate in WRVO on-air fundraising
  • Produce on-air and online promotional materials as necessary
  • Produce daily voice tracking for automated delivery as necessary
  • Serve as emergency on-air host and/or board operator as necessary

Development -

  • Attend and participate in WRVO station events as assigned
  • Serve as a representative of WRVO at station events, meetings, conferences and other activities as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field at the time of appointment
  • At least one year of professional news reporting experience
  • Experience with writing for broadcast and digital platforms
  • Demonstrated experience using audio editing software
  • Demonstrated ability to gather audio in the field
  • A strong commitment to public radio news values and journalistic ethics
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends, as necessary
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion in professional work, professional development, and service

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or greater in journalism or related field
  • Public media experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and commitment

Apply online at http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=138706

Please follow all instructions. You will be asked to submit:

  1. Cover letter describing interest and qualifications for position
  2. CV/Resume
  3. A separate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statement in which you describe, citing specific examples, how you have demonstrated your commitment to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion as a professional in the workplace and/or as a citizen in the greater community
  4. Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
  5. Contact information for three professional references

Applicants being considered for interviews could be required to submit samples of their work, demonstrating on-air delivery skills. Links to online sites where these samples can be found are also acceptable.

If you have questions about the position, please contact: Jason Smith, Search Chair at jason.smith@oswego.edu

The Interview Exchange system requires all application documents listed under "To Apply Submit" be uploaded before you can submit your application for consideration. Only complete files (all documents in the application instructions submitted) will be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.