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WPM Journalist, Tribal/Rural Affairs
Journalist for Tribal and Rural affairs in Wyoming concentrating on the Wind River Reservation and contiguous counties. Supervise supporting staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research the Wind River Reservation its history, culture, issues, administrative organizations, social services, schools, health service, governance, and other community media indices, activities, and associations. Gain familiarity about American Native Cultures in general both as singular entities and as comparative groups and nations. Immerse into the cultures by being a resident of the area.
Work with WPM management, identify core social issues, types of services available, their efficacy, and the status of WPM reporting to date. Transform this information into multi-media content appealing to broad audiences that gives them a “picture” of core issues that affect people living on the Wind River Reservation and surrounding areas.
Report on the rural intersecting issues in Fremont, Teton, Sublette counties that make up the character of the region and the cross section of cultural and economic demographics. Research cities and towns within these counties and report on their diversity and issues.
Identify story-telling content that represents the histories and cultures of the Tribes living on the Wind River Reservation as well as the non-Indigenous people living within these counties, cities, and towns. Create multi-platform content: stories, features that highlight the lives of these people to an audience interested in learning about the subject matter.
Supervise staff that may consist of Part-time, Intern, Volunteer personnel to establish contact and immersion in the communities.
Learn about the civic structures of the Tribes and their workings and their interaction with outside governmental structures including Wyoming and the U.S. Attend meetings and report on a variety of associated developments that impact the lives of people on the Reservation. Likewise, learn about the civic structures of the surrounding area beyond the Tribes. Report on the intersectionality of the diverse people living in these counties and how their governing structure affect their daily lives.
As part of the WPM reportorial team, interact with other news members through meetings and assignment schedules to merge effectively into WPM’s mission and statewide coverage goals.
Make all content available in multi-platforms to populate WPM’s websites, social media distribution, as well as WPM’s submission process to national distributors, being mindful of the fact that digital dissemination is growing exponentially and used by increasing audiences.
Meet regularly with network management to discuss coverage and its interaction with WPM mission, vision, and values.
Engage in WPM outreach and other duties as assigned.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree
- Experience: 2 years related work experience in media.
- Required licensure, certification, registration, or other requirements: Valid driver's license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy.
- Experience in audio media stories, features, and writing that evidences a deep knowledge of Indigenous populations. Particular knowledge of Wyoming Shoshone and Arapaho populations is desired.
- Experience producing media stories focusing on rural populations, their culture and governance.
- Multi-media examples of creative work in areas of radio, online, and/or podcast.
- Evidence of strong knowledge of and performance in using cutting edge technology and being able to troubleshoot on site.
- Evidence of successful supervisory experience in media settings.
- Familiarity with, affinity for, and ability to thrive in high mountain country.
- Ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines.
- Ability to articulate work issues and performance effectively and be flexible in meeting managerial guidelines and directives.
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Complete the online application, upload the following, and email requested work samples to Diana Denison at firstname.lastname@example.org for a complete application:
- Cover letter
- Resume or C.V.
- Contact information for four work related references.
- Work Samples to include:
- 3 audio files of announcing and hosting (in MP-3 format)
- 2 samples of news stories you wrote
- 2 samples of news stories you edited
This position will remain open until filled.
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