Job Description:

WFIU/WTIU News is the largest public media newsroom in Indiana. We are searching for an innovative journalist to lead our digital news efforts. The Digital Journalist is in charge of the news website, social media platforms and newsletters. 

Department

RADIO-TELEVISION SERVICES (BL-RTVS-IUBLA)

Department Information

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Job Summary

Responsible for independently developing and reporting stories for multiple media outlets, such as radio production, television broadcast, and online. Content may be focused in one subject or geographic area or span multiple topics or regions and may involve significant field research. Work must be balanced and vetted, representing multiple points of view from both citizens and experts.

Fundamental Responsibilities:

  • Creates stories for multiple media platforms, including radio, television, podcast, and online productions, that meet production standards and deadlines.
  • Independently seeks out news focuses, researches information, interprets conflicting data, pitches ideas, writes in-depth articles, and prepares related program materials and segments for broadcast; research may involve time spent in the field conducting interviews.
  • Ensures all materials produced are engaging and meet professional journalistic standards and practices, including standards for accuracy, ethics, fairness, objectivity, and balance.
  • Serves as a consultant to Indiana Public Broadcasting stations and coordinates with stations to provide contributions to national and regional networks; manages partnerships with news organizations to ensure news coverage is representative of all parts of Indiana.
  • May review peer journalists' stories and offer content suggestions.
  • May manage social media content and activity.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in broadcast media, journalism, liberal arts, or a related field.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a related field.

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Job Classification

Career Level: Core

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Marketing & Communications

Job Family: Journalism

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Bloomington, IN
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