Job Description:

Reporter, General Assignment and Fill in Host

Reports To:  News Director

Position Type: Full Time, Exempt

Salary Range: $56,000-$63,000 Annually, commensurate with experience

Position Description

Cincinnati Public Radio is looking for a radio news reporter 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. While the reporter will cover all stories as needed, they will have an opportunity to develop an environment beat. The reporter will also serve as a backup host for Morning Edition/All Things Considered and possible other hosting.

Cincinnati Public Radio stations have been trusted members 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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 
  • Develop new environment beat
  • Serves as back up host on Morning Editon and All Things Considered and possible other hosting
  • Prepares and shares stories with Ohio Public Radio, Kentucky Public Radio, Indiana Public Broadcasting 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
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with Journalism or Broadcasting background or equivalent
  • Experience in radio as/reporter/producer with some hosting experience preferred
  • 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 at Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Job Location: 
Cincinnati, OH
United States
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Submit resume, cover letter and writing and audio samples at Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

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