Our growing newsroom is hiring a reporter/anchor to join our team. We're a converged newsroom covering stories for radio, TV and digital. We're based in Bloomington, Indiana - the college town that's home to Indiana University.
The multi-media journalist covers news of local relevance and often national significance for television and other platforms, as directed. The journalist must possess excellent storytelling skills and high journalistic standards. He/she works collaboratively with other journalists, and at the direction of the News Bureau Chief.
WFIU/WTIU News stories involve taking complex concepts and rendering them into accessible and compelling stories. These stories will be carefully grounded in fact, but can be moving as the subject requires.
The journalist researches topics, develops contacts and pitches news stories or is assigned stories by the News Bureau Chief. The journalist must be able to shoot, edit, and record interviews for television and radio.
The journalist develops contacts and interviews sources, maintains notes and broadcast recordings, writes and edits reports, produces and voices reports for air, and works with production team members or show producers to generate content. In addition to producing his/her own stories, the journalist must be able to shoot and edit video for other journalists.
The news stories will be produced in formats for radio newscasts, in-depth radio features, TV packages, multi-media projects and special reports as assigned. Reports that are produced can be distributed on WFIU radio news, WTIU TV news, online, through social networking and mobile. Radio and TV pieces can also be distributed across the state and across the country through NPR and PBS.. The journalist must know how to produce stories in the appropriate format for online and broadcast: live on-air, copy, actuality, cut & copy, voice, wrap, feature, series, documentary, studio two-way, radio, TV, etc.
The journalist will be expected to seek out information not always available to the general public and then to present it in a comprehensible way on the platform that makes the most sense.
The journalist will anchor television newscasts, and appear as a guest or host on WTIU News programs or WFIU radio.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field and one year professional journalism experience.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
A highly motivated self-starter with expertise in the dominant political, social, and cultural issues of Indiana. Demonstrated experience in news and public affairs productions. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information. Highly motivated, a “can do” attitude, and ability to operate efficiently and creatively. Maintain diverse contact lists and files for ongoing continuity of coverage and accumulation of knowledge. Demonstrated excellence in news judgment. Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure with little supervision. Ability to think creatively about topics, sources and story angles. Ability and willingness to work unusual hours, varied shifts and extended time periods. Proven ability to work well with editors and station colleagues, demonstrating at all times a respect for all employees at RTVS.