WGVU Inclusion Reporter

WGVU Public Media, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Date PostedApril 16, 2018
IndustriesTV Jobs, Radio Jobs
Job StatusFull-time

Position Title:  WGVU Inclusion Reporter


WGVU Public Media, as part of its ongoing commitment to promote diversity, inclusion and equity, is seeking a reporter to engage local and regional audiences in conversations about racial disparities, inclusion, and community. We're looking for an innovative reporter interested in exploring the systemic issues of race, poverty and class in the communities we serve.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Reporting experience
  • Understanding of digital technology
  • Must be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of intersectionality and systemic racism both personally and in their body of work

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Television or radio anchoring experience

Additional Information:

  • WGVU employees are deemed essential staff and are expected to report to work during cancellations or closures.
  • Must have own reliable transportation
  • Must possess valid driver’s license
  • WGVU is a drug and nicotine free environment

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Engage audiences with storytelling across multiple platforms including TV, radio and social media
  • Produce & anchor newscasts for both television and radio. General reporting responsibilities. Regular television and radio broadcasts, and an extensive social media presence
  • Explore issues critical to the region that tie into equity, including a focus on health, educational, and economic disparities
  • Convene and consult with a core group of partnering organizations from throughout West & Southwest Michigan to discuss issues of importance that will help shape the radio and television programming
  • Assist with public forums designed to help foster community discussion around the issues of race and justice that are impacting the region. These forums will include local experts, community leaders, and concerned citizens
  • Process grant deliverables and related responsibilities efficiently and effectively

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Willing to be on air during AM, FM, TV Membership Drives
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Provide appropriate level of support to other WGVU staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Salary:  $40,000 annually

Department/Division:  WGVU Public Media/University Relations

Campus: Grand Rapids

How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume.  The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline Date:  April 29, 2018

Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000

For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at www.gvsu.edu

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