Job Description:

Policy decisions affecting immigration and underserved rural communities play out in monumental ways in California’s San Joaquin Valley. It’s a region abundant in agriculture and rich in ethnic diversity; in the city of Fresno alone, more than 85 languages are spoken. Valley Public Radio is looking for a tenacious reporter to cover immigration and underserved communities in seven counties. The position involves reporting, writing and assembling daily and feature-length news content for broadcast on the station and for digital platforms. The ideal candidate is a gifted journalist and Spanish speaker with excellent storytelling and writing skills, solid news judgment and a knack for cultivating sources. This beat may overlap with politics, education and even general assignment reporting, so flexibility is paramount.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Report, write, edit and assemble original content for the station’s broadcast and digital platforms, including both daily and feature-length coverage
  • Tell sound-rich stories in compelling and creative ways with diverse sources  
  • Share station journalism on a variety of platforms and settings including the web, social media, and at station events
  • Meet deadlines and work creatively and under pressure with a small but ambitious newsroom 
  • Participate in on-air fundraising and other station activities and events
  • Work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Superior writing and communication skills
  • Digital audio recording and editing skills         
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and social media platforms
  • Must be able to write, edit and produce content consistent with the NPR style
  • A passion for public radio news values
  • At least two years of journalism / broadcast production experience preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • College degree, preferably in journalism, communications or a related field
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license and reliable transportation

This position will be based at Valley Public Radio’s broadcast center, located at 2589 Alluvial Ave, Clovis, CA 93611

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Job Location: 
Clovis, CA
United States
Job Category: 
Reporting
Deadline: 
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 

Send resume, three references, a cover letter and a link to three work samples to adaniel@kvpr.org. In your cover letter, please include these three elements: Choose a Valley Public Radio story from the past year and describe in 150 words or less how you would tell it differently; tell us about a favorite radio/podcast program and why it works in less than 150 words; after familiarizing yourself with the San Joaquin Valley, please pitch a story idea that Valley Public Radio hasn’t covered and describe how you would tell the story. You may address the cover letter to our news director, Alice Daniel.

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