Job Description:

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Tells the stories of Hoosiers living in rural Indiana focusing specifically on rural affairs.
  • Examines how rural Indiana is affected by government decisions, changing populations, educational levels, etc.
  • Shows a commitment to diversifying their sources including, ethnic, income, and education level.

General 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.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

Required

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

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

SKILLS

Required

  • 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

  • Knowledge of issues facing rural communities and demonstrated success in news judgment.

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

Advertised Salary

Selected candidate will be offered $40,000.00 to $45,000.00 per year based on commensurate experience and internal equity within the department.

Job Classification

Career Level: Core

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Marketing & Communications

Job Family: Journalism

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.).  If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time. 

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Organization: 
Job Location: 
Bloomington, IN
United States
Job Category: 
Reporting
Job Type: 
Full time