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West Virginia public Broadcasting is looking for an enthusiastic reporter who can bring energy and environmentally focused stories to life and break down complex regional issues for audiences across multiple media platforms.
The energy and environment reporter will be primarily dedicated to producing radio, Web and television content for a regional public media journalism collaboration between West Virginia Public Broadcasting and six public media stations in Kentucky and Ohio, called the Ohio Valley ReSource (OVR). The OVR produces hard-hitting, high-quality multimedia journalism that examines the region’s economy, energy, environment, agriculture, infrastructure and health. The reporter will also serve in a general assignment capacity in West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s newsroom, as needed.
The candidate should have demonstrated knowledge or interest in energy and environmental issues in West Virginia and the surrounding states. The reporter will be responsible for writing, researching, interviewing and reporting stories for radio, the Internet and occasionally television. An understanding of public broadcasting and an ability to work as part of a team are essential. This position is based at West Virginia Public Broadcasting in Charleston or Morgantown.
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The reporter’s primary responsibility will be to provide broadcast and Internet news and features for the regional network. He or she also will occasionally work in West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s newsroom as a general assignment reporter. The reporter will develop ideas and proposals, exercising news judgment with the assistance of WVPB’s News Director and the regional network’s Managing Editor. He or she will work with other WVPB and the regional network’s reporters to develop and produce stories focused on energy and environmental issues in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. The job may require working non-standard hours (nights, weekends) based on completing assignments. Some travel will be required.
The energy and environment reporter should have the ability to communicate well with professionals and researchers in the field, as well as residents in urban and rural settings. He or she must be able to work independently and as part of a team to maintain high journalistic standards. Experience in news, investigative and feature reporting is a must. Experience in digital audio editing, and studio and field recording is desirable. On-the-job training will be available from the team of news professionals at West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the regional network. A bachelor’s degree or an appropriate combination of education and experience is required.
WVPB is operated by the Educational Broadcasting Authority of West Virginia (EBA), a state agency that offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The EBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.