Job Description:

Job Duties
Initiates and executes vividly told, strongly reported stories for radio, web, and other platforms. Collaborates with other team members to further build South Carolina Public Radio’s news coverage. Reports, writes and produces daily and long-form news content on a variety of issues pertaining to South Carolina and our region for Radio and digital audiences. Content includes but is not limited to feature-length stories, newscasts spots, written web stories, two-way interviews, social media posts, podcasts, occasional specials for National or Statewide broadcast. Develops relationships with and follows leads from news agencies, government agencies, law enforcement, the public, press conferences and other statewide sources. Pitches ideas and stories to NPR. Covers breaking news, demonstrating the ability to think and act quickly.  Monitors phones, e-mail, AP Wire, SCEMD, SCEIN, appropriate apps, Slack, social media, etc. for any and all information pertaining but not limited to South Carolina Public Radio in the case of an emergency situation.   During non-emergency situations must keep up with current news situations. Responsible for keeping track of and archiving of material produced in a manner that is accessible and kept up to date. Ensures that all metadata is accurate and complete, including persons interviews, topics covered, date produced, length, etc Serves as host or panelist for live or taped long-form broadcasts on South Carolina Public Radio and ETV television. Examples include but are not limited to candidate debates and election night coverage. Included is the responsibility to research as ..necessary. Acts as a representative of South Carolina Public Radio at various functions. Act as back-up host for local Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and talk show programs. Responsible for analyzing data around radio content to build a deep understanding of what our audience wants to inform and drive strategies around content creation.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

Minimum Requirements
A high school diploma and experience or additional education in the production of radio or television programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of costume and scenic design. Knowledge of the policies of the Federal Communications Commission and SCETV. Knowledge of radio and/or television production techniques. Knowledge of radio and/or television studio and on-location equipment and procedures. Knowledge of program idea development, research and scripting. Knowledge of budgeting techniques and financial records maintenance. Ability to operate field and studio camera equipment. Ability to execute basic lighting.

Job Location: 
Columbia, SC
United States
Job Category: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Job Type: 
Full time
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