Employment

KPCW has an opening for a News Reporter / Anchor:

Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field

-Professional experience in news gathering, writing, and editing

-Broad knowledge of local, regional and national issues

-Effective communication and interpersonal skills.  

-Online research, word processing and digital editing skills.  Ability to operate of light office equipment.

-Familiarity with audio recorders, audio editing software, public media news, still and video photography and social media.

-Displays knowledge and adherence to high ethical standards.

-Prefer Spanish skills.

-Must have excellent memory for details, be able to meet daily deadlines under pressure and deal effectively with simultaneous tasks.

Function

The News Reporter works under the supervision of the News Director. The Reporter specializes in covering a news beat and producing high value journalistic content for publication on radio and digital platforms, including daily news reports, in-depth feature reports and special reports as assigned. The Reporter may be asked to anchor newscasts, host programs, help edit others, appear as a program guest, and help during station fundraising activities.

Duties

Reporting/Anchoring:

Select and research topics; contacts and interview sources; maintain notes, recordings and files; manage social media presence for news gathering, news distribution and branding purposes; write and edit reports; produce reports for on-air and/or digital platforms. Produce News as assigned by News Director. Report stories in appropriate formats for distribution platforms. May be asked to anchor newscasts or host programs. Occasionally serves regional and national networks.

Planning:

Report on and follow major developments in news. Follow pertinent persons or publications and attend related events. Maintain contact lists, social media accounts and other data for on-going continuity of coverage and accumulation of knowledge. Proactively participate in the creative cycle of story and program origination with other reporters, supervisor, and station staff.

Administration and Other:

The Reporter attends meetings and is responsible for appropriate record keeping, correspondence, phone calls, supplies and equipment and other duties as assigned. Also will be called upon to participate in station membership campaigns and community-building events.

Other

The Reporter adheres to deadlines and, in concert with appropriate staff, makes timely and effective decisions in situations requiring prompt attention. The Reporter works in close concert with other staff and under the supervision of the News Director, assisting in identifying, developing and creating programs that support overall mission.

Please email cover letter and resume to Renai Bodley, President and General Manager, renai@kpcw.org