PA State Capitol Journalist

WITF, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Date PostedJuly 12, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$45,000 to $50,000

Tired of only scratching the surface of stories? Looking for a position that challenges you to expand your skills as a multi-platform journalist? Join a new effort to bring policy to Pennsylvanians, PA Post. Based at WITF in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, PA Post is a start-up news organization that aims to drive the conversation on state government issues through its own work as well as the contributions from and collaborations with media partners across the commonwealth. While based at the state Capitol, you will be charged with getting out of the domed building to connect policy to readers and listeners.  Your multimedia, deep dive stories will be heard through a network of seven public media organizations in Pennsylvania and one in southern New York, distributed to partner media organizations and read on PA Post’s robust website. You will work with the editor-in-chief as well as WITF’s state Capitol bureau chief to produce weekly spot news stories, but also long-form stories. This data-driven, multimedia approach will aim to sustain a connected, contextualized statewide reporting on policies implemented by the state government. You’ll use your audio, video and photography skills daily. Through accountability reporting and engaging storytelling on-air and across digital platforms. We are seeking an experienced multiplatform journalist. The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years as a reporter in a fast-paced environment. The individual should possess the ability to work independently, while producing excellent journalism and handling affiliate relations. The state Capitol beat is a dying breed across the country. Here’s an opportunity to help Pennsylvanians understand how their government works and how policy decisions impact their lives. Plus, your work will create a forum for potential solutions at both the local and state levels. The ideal candidate is an engaging story teller with strong reporting, investigative skills and writing abilities and minimum of three years of journalism experience with cross-platform experience/exposure. The reporter must be comfortable producing content for radio and the web, be able to produce high quality photographs to supplement their stories, have knowledge of audio editing software, and be comfortable appearing on television and to participate in community engagement events.  Minimum three years reporting experience required.  Radio/on air reporting preferred.  Competitive benefits and compensation.  WITF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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