Job Description:

Government/Courts Reporter, News and Public Affairs Specialist

WFSU

How to Apply:

At www.jobs.fsu.edu, Job ID# 50218 (News and Public Affairs Specialist)

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This Job Posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 EST on 01/24/2022.

WFSU Public Media is NPR and PBS for North Florida and South Georgia. Our station has an exciting opportunity available in its award-winning newsroom for a passionate storyteller who isn’t afraid to ask tough questions, dig into public records, and hold government accountable.

As a government/public affairs reporter, the candidate will have an understanding of how local and state governments operate, can research and request public records including court documents, and be able to come up with novel story ideas that focus on issues under-reported or represented. They know how to find sources and can jump from state to local without a problem, can maneuver in breaking news situations and respond to tight deadlines.

WFSU Public Media boasts a 60-year tradition of producing award-winning reporters and programs. Our recognitions include regional Emmy’s, national Edward R. Murrow awards, and a coveted Sigma Delta Chi award.

Responsibilities:

  • Primarily responsible for coverage of the Tallahassee City Commission and Leon County Commission and corresponding government agencies.
  • Will track court cases of regional/state importance.
  • Research story ideas/sources
  • Report, write, edit, and produce stories for broadcast and digital as needed
  • Assist with the distribution of information across our multiple social media platforms—design and cater content to the specific medium.
  • Can respond to daily reporting deadlines
  • Ability to jump into state political issues when necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure
  • Experience in audio/digital and video production
  • Experience in writing and copy editing
  • Experience producing long-form, narrative journalism in broadcast and digital
  • Demonstrated ability to use Florida’s public record laws to aid in and further reporting
  • Ability to adapt the material to fit a variety of platforms—social and digital.
  • Preferred majors: Communications, English, Editing Writing and Media, Journalism, Marketing and Advertising, Filmmaking
Organization: 
Job Location: 
Tallahassee, FL
United States
Job Category: 
Reporting
Deadline: 
Monday, January 24, 2022
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 

How to Apply:

At www.jobs.fsu.edu, Job ID# 50218 (News and Public Affairs Specialist)

This Job Posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 EST on 11/10/2021.

Phone: 
(850) 645-6048
Job Field: