Statehouse/New Jersey News Reporter

Public radio stations WBGO in Newark and WHYY in Philadelphia are seeking candidates for a shared statehouse/New Jersey news reporter position. Both stations are NPR affiliates.

Reporter will file daily radio news spots and on-line reports as well as occasional radio features for both stations. Reporter will be involved in special coverage plans like elections and specialty shows and programs. Reporter will occasionally file reports or features for NPR. Reporter will have daily discussions with news directors/editors to plan coverage assignments. While the “home base” for reporter will be bureau at State House in Trenton, reporter will be expected to cover big stories away from the state capital.

  • Candidates must have knowledge of how state government works and two years of public radio reporting experience.
  • Candidates must have expertise in digital editing and work with multimedia platforms.
  • Candidates must be able to meet deadlines and work quickly and efficiently on time sensitive reports and projects.
  • Candidates must be flexible with hours and adaptable to coverage requirements.
  • Candidates must be willing to travel within New Jersey on a daily basis.
  • Candidates must be have a commitment to excellence and be willing to work with colleagues and supervisors

All positions at WBGO and WHYY are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please send resume, cover letter and samples of produced radio news reports and features to Doug Doyle, WBGO News Director — ddoyle@wbgo.org. PLEASE PUT STATEHOUSE REPORTER IN THE SUBJECT LINE. DEADLINE is September 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

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