Business/Economic Development Reporter/Producer


Rochester, New York

Date Posted January 06, 2022
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary 55,000-65,000




POSITION:                                                        Business/Economic Development Reporter/Producer

DIVISION:                                                          News (radio, television, print/web)

REPORTS TO:                                                  WXXI News Director (with dotted lines to CITY editor and executive editor)

CLASSIFICATION:                                          Full Time/Exempt


The business and economic development reporter/producer is a multimedia journalist with solid entrepreneurial reporting skills who can produce balanced and engaging content on issues of importance to the Rochester community for all platforms -- audio, print, web and television.

This writer should be able to break news, cultivate a deep network of sources, and be as adept at covering spot news as crafting long-form pieces that explore angles beyond the headline of the week. This is not an entry-level reporting position.

This person also contributes to citizen engagement efforts and social media.


  1. Reports and writes news and feature stories, including spot and enterprise news, that inform, entertain, and elevate public discourse on issues of import to the greater Rochester region.
  2. Actively cultivate sources throughout the business and development community, taking special care to include under-represented and diverse voices.
  3. Create and post visual, text, audio and social media content for multimedia news distribution channels.
  4. Collaborate with news director, executive editor and CITY editor and colleagues to share content and identify joint projects.
  5. When appropriate, produce video clips and/or produced video packages for WXXI’s television news and public affairs programming, as well as for online and on-demand distribution. That work may also include helping with production and development of podcasts.
  6. Work collaboratively with external and internal partners on special projects such as citizen engagement initiatives, election night coverage, and major breaking news events.
  7. Participate in station membership drives and various station activities.
  8. Other duties as assigned.



$50,000 to $65,000, commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package, including medical insurance and vacation/sick pay.


WXXI is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This policy expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition, gender identity or expression, carrier status, domestic violence victim status, veteran status or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.