News Reporter - Public Radio East

News Reporter - Public Radio East

Employer

Craven Community College
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-638-7200

Job Location

Craven Community College

800 College Court

New Bern, NC 28562

Salary/Grade

$33,000 - $36,000

Benefits

Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Closes: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Target Start Date

Friday, July 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours

40 hours

Reports to

General Manager, Public Radio East

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in journalism, broadcasting or related field from a regionally accredited college or university.

Demonstrable portfolio of published articles with strong sense of NPR style reporting.

Demonstrable record of community engagement and collaboration.

Valid NC drivers' license.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional experience in journalism.

Media Touch Automation Software experience.

NPR station experience.

Professional experience working with digital editing: Audacity, Audition or Pro Tools.

Position Description

News Reporter - Public Radio East

SALARY:$33,000.00 - $36,000.00 Annually

DIVISION:Administration

DEPARTMENT:Public Radio East

OPENING DATE:05/12/22

CLOSING DATE:06/02/22 05:00 PM

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY:

The News Reporter for Public Radio East (PRE) is responsible for preparing spot news, in-depth news reporting, writing and delivering newscasts and hosting locals breaks as needed, following the guidelines set by the News Coordinator and General Manager, as well as the program’s and the College’s mission, and the best practices of public radio. The News Reporter participates in on-air fund drives and other station events and serves as backup for covering air shifts as needed and is committed as part of the “24 hour On-Call” emergency team, which includes responsibility for routine software maintenance and verification of programming audio for PRE’s automation system. This position works with PRE staff to develop and present timely and creative news programming; has keen understanding of news and issues relative to the community in which PRE and Craven Community College serves, and contributes to the overall success of PRE and the College.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifies, researches, analyzes or interprets events to develop and produce spot news and in-depth reports for all Public Radio East (PRE) stations and online content in keeping with PRE and the College’s missions
  • Conducts investigative interviews and writes and delivers newscasts, opinion columns or other commentary
  • Serves as backup host and voice track talent for PRE News and Ideas
  • Generates story ideas and adapts for multiple platforms
  • Works with the News Coordinator and other members of PRE to engage community members through PRE News social and engagement channels; monitors social media forums to identify and report relevant stories to PRE’s audience
  • Participates in assigned fund-raising and outreach activities, on air and off
  • Participates in appropriate committees and task forces as assigned
  • Performs other job-related duties and projects as assigned in support of PRE’s and the College’s mission, core values and goals

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate’s degree in journalism, broadcasting or related field from a regionally accredited college or university.

Demonstrable portfolio of published articles with strong sense of NPR style reporting.

Demonstrable record of community engagement and collaboration.

Valid NC drivers' license.

Preferred:
Professional experience in journalism.

Media Touch Automation Software experience.

NPR station experience.

Professional experience working with digital editing: Audacity, Audition or Pro Tools.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge

  • Public media news programming standards and values
  • Broadcast production, web content, news writing and news editing
  • Investigative news reporting
  • Current trends in broadcasting
  • FCC rules and regulations
  • Broad knowledge of local and regional issues

 
Skills

  • Compiling and summarizing information into concise editorials, opinion columns or other commentary
  • Effectively engages and collaborates with the community in which PRE serves; in a variety of settings and populations
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computer, technical and industry tools including automation and audio editing software
  • Demonstrated proficiency in online research and multimedia production
  • Demonstrated proficiency in recognizing and recalling facts and specifics for reporting, using various methods and sources
  • Consistently completes assignments accurately with attention to detail 
  • Effective communication and presentation skills, balances listening and talking, speaking and writing clearly and accurately, keeping others informed 
  • Systematic and dependable planning, coordination and organizational skills and dependable follow-up

 
Abilities

  • Work within a live program environment
  • Interpret and present information to various audiences
  • Use voice effectively for radio
  • Meet daily deadlines under potentially stressful conditions
  • Maintain objectivity in order to be fair and accurate in the treatment of interviews and reporting
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Handle confidential information with absolute discretion 
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities, and socioeconomic levels

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cravencc/jobs/3552687/news-reporter-public-radio-east

800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
252-638-7335

hr@cravencc.edu

Position #2022-00039
NEWS REPORTER - PUBLIC RADIO EAST
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Job Post Contact

Craven Community College