Department: Content Status: Full Time; Exempt End Date: Open Until Filled
Capital Public Radio is looking for a full-time News Reporter to join its award-winning and fast-growing team. The News Reporter plays a crucial role in covering the most important stories of the day. The position requires swift action in the face of breaking news, but also seasoned news judgment and instincts for what makes a “public radio story.”
We’re looking for a reporter with at least two years of newsroom experience. The ideal candidate will have a background working in radio or with audio-editing software, and a passion for NPR and public-service journalism. But we also welcome talented, experienced journalists from all platforms to apply.
The reporter’s main duty will be covering the day’s most important stories around the region. On a “slow news day,” the News Reporter will be expected to deliver “enterprise” stories that are relevant to the community and our audience. This includes long-form feature reporting as assigned.
Strong news-writing skills for multiple platforms (radio, on-demand, digital) are essential.
We’re focused on building diverse and inclusive team, so if you’re excited about this position but may not meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities
Delivers daily spot radio news stories.
Produces feature-length stories as assigned
Writes and creates content for online and digital
Files radio stories for a statewide audience via CapRadio’s partnership network with dozens of California public radio stations
Appears on CapRadio and NPR talk shows as assigned
Proactively files spot stories for NPR and other national outlets
Meets regularly with senior and managing editors to plan coverage and set goals
Participates in on-air fundraising and other CapRadio fundraising activities
Skills and Experience
College degree, preferably in journalism, or equivalent experience
Radio/audio experience preferred, but not required.
A passion for public radio news and programming.
Seasoned news judgment
Audio editing experience using software such as Adobe or Pro Tools
Salary And Benefits
The salary range for this position is $59,000 to $61,500. We offer:
Medical, Dental, Vision, chiropractic and acupuncture insurance
Long-Term Disability and Group Life Insurance
Retirement plan with employer matching
Flexible spending plan for health and dependent care