Reporter, Entry Level
Reports To: News Director
Position Type: Full Time, Exempt
Salary Range: $48,000-$55,000 Annually, commensurate with experience
Cincinnati Public Radio is looking for a radio news reporter, at the beginning of their journalism career, to inform and engage the community. As part of our growing news team, the reporter will gather and present compelling short news stories and longer features covering a variety of significant local issues on-air, online, and across social media platforms. The reporter will have the opportunity to be embedded in underserved communities for an extended time to tell stories not being reported anywhere else.
Cincinnati Public Radio has been a trusted member of the Greater Cincinnati community for more than 60 years. Join an award-winning team that works to build trust and make a difference in the lives of listeners and non-listeners alike, to create a community that is informed, involved and inspired.
- Reports news for on-air, web and social media, including short and long-form stories and interviews. This includes gathering audio, taking photos and videos, and using solid writing skills (may include some beat reporting)
- Prepares and shares stories with Ohio Public Radio, Kentucky Public Radio and NPR
- Attends news conferences, public events, and serves on panels representing Cincinnati Public Radio professionally
- Available to be a guest on Cincinnati Edition as news warrants
- Peer editor for other news reporters’ work
- Plays an active role with on-air fundraising
- Participates in station outreach including our educational program, Democracy & Me, and station events
- Serves as back up on-air host
- Perform other duties, as assigned
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree with Journalism or Broadcasting background or equivalent
- Experience in radio as host/reporter/producer, a plus
- Ability to work with direction and coaching for on air presentation
- Strong writing, editing, and interviewing skills
- Understanding of Cincinnati Public Radio’s programming and belief in our mission and vision
- Demonstrated knowledge of broadcast production, editing and recording equipment
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Strong organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines
- Familiarity and appreciation of public radio news style
- Some evening work required
CPR is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disability PWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply.
Submit resume, cover letter and writing and audio samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.