Job Description:

Come be our new general assignment reporter at WBHM, an outlet named “Station of the Year” two years in a row by the Alabama Broadcasters Association with a newsroom that also won a national Murrow Award for Overall Excellence. 

You will cover an array of stories depending on the news of the moment – local government, business, education just to name a few. Your work will air on WBHM, published online at and posted on the station’s social media platforms. We’re also interested to hear your ideas. What can you bring to the table to push WBHM’s journalism forward?

WBHM is part of the Gulf States Newsroom, a regional collaboration among stations in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana and NPR, which will allow your stories to be shared across the region. Our reporters are also regularly on NPR News and other national programs and podcasts. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

·      Pitch, report and produce feature, spot and digital stories for WBHM

·      Participate in interviews with WBHM hosts

·     Stay up-to-date on issues affecting Birmingham and Alabama

·      Work collaboratively with others in the WBHM newsroom and editorial partners

·      Participate in station fundraising

·      Other duties as assigned 


Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, Media, Communications or a related field and two (2) years of related experience required. Work experience may substitute for education requirement. Minimum hiring rate must meet the most current FLSA guidelines for salary level and basis to remain exempt. 

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·      A proven track record of reporting in a journalistic setting

·      Excellent communication and organizational skills and demonstrated writing ability

·      Familiarity with audio storytelling, the public media system and community engagement

·     Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

·      Deep knowledge of Birmingham, Alabama and the South

·      Multilingual candidates encouraged to apply

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered. Include two links to stories you reported.

Annual Salary Range: $50,050 - $58,000

This is a full-time position based at WBHM in Birmingham, AL. The reporter is a University of Alabama at Birmingham employee enjoying all full-time staff benefits.

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Birmingham, AL
United States
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