Reporter I Business / Economy #207-12
|Salary Range:||$51,501 - $77,252|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Business Group:||Southern California Public Radio|
The Reporter I is based in Pasadena and will be responsible for daily coverage of the business/economy beat, as a member of the Business Desk. The Reporter will research, report, write and file on-air and online reports for newscasts and talk shows. S/he will also provide material for station's digital news service and assist with the development of online reporting projects. The Reporter will contribute story ideas and assist in fine-tuning others' ideas as well as being a resource to other News staff and editors.
Covers business/economy beat
Pitch, report and produce daily and breaking news stories and feature stories.
Deliver substantive reports on varied subjects on a tight deadline
Provide high quality live reports with newscasts and talk show and host 2-ways
Assemble, edit and mix stories for air
Produce for website, social and mobile channels with writing and photography (supplying additional audio, visual material, related Web resources)
Assist other reporters, producers and editors with information.
Assist in special programming.
Operate production and studio equipment and facilities.
Work with editors, reporters and operations staff to coordinate content.
Establish priorities and goals for beat.
Cultivate sources; Participate with PIJ involvement, if applicable, and use digital and in-person interaction to build broad source base and audience relationships
Other duties as assigned
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree or equivalent.
Three years or more professional radio journalism experience.
Experience and enthusiasm for using internet channels (including mobile and social) for newsgathering and interaction with sources, collaborators and audience members
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Demonstrated radio reporting, digital news and production skills.
Strong writing and reporting skills.
Professional on-air delivery.
Ability to perform a variety of assignments well and completely.
Commitment to learn and enact best journalism practices.
Experience in or familiarity with public radio news.
Ability to use sound, when available, to create scenes that engage the listener and convey the emotion of the story
Ability to consistently produce timely and substantive reports on a tight deadline.
Facility and knowledge of web and mobile tools and culture
General and developing knowledge of beat
Fully competent in use of recording and production equipment
Ability to work simultaneously on short and long-term projects
Ability to deliver stories with fully developed on-air style and originality in writing
Compelling and creative storyteller
Ability to deliver analytical reporting
Capacity to report complex stories quickly - quick turnaround
Ability to develop stories with multiple interviews, scene changes, and strong knowledge of subject matter
Ability to deliver stories authoritatively, competently
Preferred Skills and Experience
Fluency in Spanish preferred. Fluency in other languages desirable.
Reporting To This Position: N/A
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
May travel at times
Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
o Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
o Required to move about in the community
o Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
o Moderate noise level
o Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.
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