The Indiana statewide network, Indiana Public Broadcasting, is looking for a Multi-Media Journalist to cover environment and energy issues in Indiana. We are committed to quality journalism as a central mission. With regional and national Murrow awards to our credit, we are a growing and successful service.
The partner stations in Indiana are public broadcasters which have expanded their news offerings to include statewide coverage, including 1) government and politics, 2) business and economics, 3) energy and environmental issues, 4) health and science, and 5) education.
This position will cover environment and energy issues in Indiana through original reporting from multiple sources and independent evaluation of data and information which may contradict each other. The in-depth reports will focus on the impact of environmental and energy issues on local communities. Seek out information not always available to the general public and then present it in a comprehensible way. Presents reports across multiple platforms including radio, TV and web. Work independently to collect video, audio and photos to accompany stories.
Researches complicated topics, interviews expert subjects, uses technical skills to light, shoots and edits interviews, writes balanced reports for broadcast and web. The journalist will be charged with contributing to IPBS station websites and maintains and builds an online following around coverage of how environmental and energy policies and practices by local, state and national officials affect Indiana citizens. Interprets complex and detailed information in ways that make the material accessible and understandable, including the creation of graphics and interpretive charts. He or she will serve as part of a team of Journalists across the state that is the region’s most authoritative voice by producing original content and aggregating materials from elsewhere online.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in an environmental-related field and two years of professional journalism experience in environmental reporting.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Able to explain complicated environmental and energy stories to a variety of audiences on radio, on TV and online. Expertise with energy and environmental issues affecting Indiana; excellence in analysis and interpretation; demonstrated excellence in news judgment; ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure with little supervision. Ability to work unusual hours, extended time-frames and demonstrated experience in news and public affairs productions. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, impeccable ethics, attention to detail, knowledge of AP style, experience in the digital space, experience writing, producing and editing long-form feature stories, spot news reporting, comfortable in interviewing and hosting public radio/TV programming in an NPR/PBS style. Knowledge of video and audio recording equipment, lighting, and editing software.