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Company: Ideastream
Journalist - Ohio Statehouse News Bureau
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
October 13, 2013
Job ID: 1468886






Reporter/Producer – Statehouse News Bureau

(This position is located in Columbus, OH)


Wanted: journalist with a passion for political reporting, public broadcasting and producing compelling work to become the third member of our award-winning Statehouse News Bureau.


As part of our team, you’ll be based in the historic Ohio Statehouse, covering our high-profile governor and an active and sometimes controversial legislature. And you’ll follow state and national politics from the key swing state in every major election for the last decade. You’ll be based in Columbus in central Ohio.




Our Statehouse Reporters cover all three branches of state government, along with elections, education, the economy and other issues of statewide interest. Reporters write and produce long-form features and short spots for Ohio’s public radio stations, along with occasional series, documentaries and investigative reports. They also help produce “The State of Ohio”, the Bureau’s weekly TV talk show, and make regular appearances on programs aired on radio and television statewide.



  • At least three (3) years full-time reporting experience, preferably in broadcast.
  • Experience in public broadcasting a plus, but print journalists will be considered..
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but journalists with equivalent years’ experience in journalism who lack a degree may also apply.  
  • Strong writing and research skills, along with demonstrated story development abilities.
  • Multimedia/social media savvy and experience.
  • Solid knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office and Outlook. Proficiency in Adobe Audition strongly preferred. Basic skills in still photography and video a plus.
  • Knowledge of Ohio politics preferred, but not required if applicant has previous political reporting experience and is a fast learner.


For a full job description please visit the ideastream website


ideastreamis an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Women, minorities and persons who are physically challenged or with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

We value diversity in our workplace.



Guidelines for Submission

Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, work samples and references by end of business February 22, 2013 to:


or to


Attn: Human Resources

WVIZ/PBS and WCPN 90.3 ideastream


1375 Euclid Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44115

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