Reporter I #104-13
|Salary Range:||$52,274 - $78,411|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Business Group:||Southern California Public Radio|
The Reporter is based in Santa Ana and will be responsible for coverage of Orange County. The Reporter will research, report, write and file reports for newscasts and talk shows. S/he will also provide material for station's digital platforms and assist with the development of online reporting projects. The Reporter will contribute story ideas and be an editorial resource for other News staff.
Provide coverage of all relevant beats in Orange County, including politics, education, the economy, criminal justice, health care, the environment, etc.
Initiates, researches, writes, produces, and reports news and feature stories and segments for broadcast and digital platforms.
Does live two-ways on news programs and talk shows.
Contributes story ideas and assists in fine-tuning others' ideas.
Assists other reporters, producers and editors understand Orange County issues and stories.
Provides additional material as needed for digital platforms, and assists with the development of digital reporting projects.
Keeps up-to-date on current events (local, national and international).
Writes and edits copy and continuity as required.
Acquires sound for production, which includes, but is not limited to, off-site interviews and walkthroughs.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree or equivalent.
At least two years professional radio journalism experience.
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.
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 story teller
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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