Politics & Civics Reporter

MSU WKAR, East Lansing, Michigan

Date Posted April 07, 2021
Industry Radio Jobs
Specialty Politics
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website http://wkar.org


Position Summary

WKAR Public Media, the NPR & PBS affiliate at Michigan State University seeks a passionate, experienced, and dedicated journalist for its on-air broadcasts and digital media. In this role, you will produce news stories involving statewide and local political and civic topics. Examples include, but are not limited to: laws and ordinances, elections, policing, social and equity reforms, and transparency. Occasional general assignment reporting will also be required when needed.

As a successful candidate you will have extensive knowledge of local, regional and national current events and issues and report for daily newscasts, website and social media accounts. You must have experience producing well-written, audio rich stories on deadline. A bachelor’s degree or higher in communications, journalism or related field is required. At least 3 years of professional, commercial or public radio news experience is required. Experience in print, television or digital news reporting will be taken into consideration.

Duties & Responsibilities

WKAR is a division of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University. It includes WKAR AM and FM, WKAR-TV, WKAR.org, the Radio Reading Service, and WKAR Ready-To-Learn, and reaches more than a half-million mid-Michigan residents each week, and contributes to the educational experience of Michigan State University's 50,000-plus student body. For additional information, please visit www.wkar.org.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Desired Qualifications

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter addressing your experience in professional, commercial or public radio news experience and why you feel this position would be a positive career move for you. Please include the names and email addresses of three professional references. A writing sample is requested, see further instructions below.

Special Instructions

Please provide three (3) writing samples or a link to your professional portfolio

Please apply at careers.msu.edu – posting #698943.

Work Hours

Standard hours of work at MSU are M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. However, evening and weekend work may be required based on assignments made by the Managing Editor.

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