IPB News Statewide Education Reporter

IPB News

Bloomington, Indiana

Date Posted June 23, 2022
Industry Other
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education High School Diploma
Job Status Full-time
Salary 40000-50000
Website https://wfyi.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a27ldycfngfe

Description:

IPB News is looking for our next statewide Education Reporter to cover early childhood through higher education, with a primary focus on K-12. 

We’re looking for someone who’s excited to own an important beat through daily and enterprise reporting, eager to build relationships with communities across Indiana, and energized by working closely with a highly collaborative statewide team focused on finding the human stories at the heart of policy decisions. You’ll explain and contextualize complicated issues schools are experiencing across Indiana, help people understand the many ways education policy affects their lives and respond to community needs and questions. 

Indiana is home to expansive school choice programs and debates over school funding  and curriculum, and teacher workforce issues. The state is also focused on improving quality and access around early childhood education, preparing students for life after high school, and closing equity gaps intensified by the pandemic.

You’ll use research, data, community engagement and deep sourcing to tell stories focused on accountability, access and solutions for statewide and national audiences, including NPR and PBS. And you’ll work closely with and have the full support of a dedicated editor, digital editor and engagement manager to include the audience throughout your reporting process. This is a great opportunity for a reporter comfortable working across platforms (radio, TV, digital) and looking to advance and grow with support, training opportunities and a mission to produce community-focused statewide journalism. 

IPB News is a collaboration of NPR and PBS stations in Indiana working closely together to expand and deepen reporting and community engagement for radio, TV and digital platforms and through community events. IPB News is partner-funded and receives grants from the Lilly Endowment. 

  

Position Purpose: 

The statewide Education Reporter covers early childhood through higher education, with a primary focus on K-12, through daily and enterprise reporting and in collaboration with partner stations. The reporter builds relationships with communities across Indiana and finds the human stories at the heart of policy decisions. This role explains complicated issues, helps people understand the many ways education policy affects their lives and responds to community needs and questions. The reporter uses research, data, community engagement and deep sourcing to tell stories focused on accountability, access and solutions for statewide and national audiences, including NPR and PBS. 

To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform in a satisfactory manner the essential functions and responsibilities listed below. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience unless otherwise noted below.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.