Job Description:

GBH enriches people's lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

GBH News is Boston’s only fully integrated local public media entity with Television, Radio, and Digital all working out of one newsroom. Our daily goal is to go beyond the headlines, examining deeper topics and themes, and adding context and perspective to stories we cover.

 

GBH has made a serious commitment to journalism. Our newsroom has it all: Radio and television spot news and features reporters; digital editors and reporters; beat reporters covering transportation, the environment, Boston City Hall, Dorchester, and Worcester; and a full-time investigative team. We are committed to making a difference with excellent reporting. In just the past year our reporting has led the state to create a new government agency; has led colleges to drop policies that withheld transcripts from students with small debts; and has won regional Murrow, Emmy, and Public Media Journalism awards, among others.

 

Our news every day advances the broader GBH mission statement: we enrich people's lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

This is a chance for someone to build a new bureau and continue to expand GBH’s presence in Worcester county. This position will be a key member of an expanding public radio newsroom where the strategic vision is to excel within areas of concentration (beats) that will help distinguish and differentiate its news coverage.

 

The Worcester reporter will cover a myriad of topics in New England’s second-largest city and surrounding county. It’s a dynamic spot, growing at a blazing pace – with all the trials and tribulations that come with a fast-moving economy. In addition to its claim to fame as the birthplace of the Valentine’s Day card, Worcester has long been a diverse city of immigrant groups settling in distinct neighborhoods.

It’s an hour west of Boston, with a vibrant arts, restaurant, and music scene. The city is home to nine colleges and universities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Report from Worcester Bureau, dividing time between digital and radio.

  • Generate, write and execute stories from the city of Worcester and surrounding communities for digital and radio

  • File regular digital stories on spot and breaking news

  • Enhance GBH News’ social media and web presence

  • Help develop original, special multi-part series related to issues in the region

  • Gather, cut, and edit audio

  • Monitor for developments in ongoing stories and breaking news and file for newscast

  • Update newsroom on daily news coverage

  • Maintain planning calendars

  • Hire and manage one or two interns at a time

 

Manage Worcester Bureau office

 

SKILLSET

  • Must be a self-starter and able to work collaboratively with a small staff.

  • This position requires strong writing and digital editing skills and the ability to work within a growing newsroom, cooperatively and calmly under deadline pressure.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelors or equivalent work experience.

Must have at least 5 years of radio, television, or print/digital journalism experience

 

JOB SPECIFICS

Staff Position

This is a CWA Local 1400 union position

 

GBH is an equal opportunity employer. The community and audience we serve is diverse, and we wish to foster that diversity in our workplace. Toward that end, GBH does not discriminate against individuals in hiring, employment or promotion on the basis of race, religion, color, sex/gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap or disability, veteran or military status, political belief, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Organization: 
Job Location: 
Worcester, MA
United States
Job Category: 
Reporting
Deadline: 
Job Type: 
Full time
Phone: 
(617) 300-3750
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