West Virginia Public Broadcasting is looking for individuals to fill a full-time Appalachia Health Reporter position. Under general supervision, the person in this role reports and files in-depth radio and digital news stories about health issues, via Appalachia Health News, for West Virginia Public Broadcasting stations.
The reporter is responsible for writing, researching, interviewing and reporting stories for radio, the internet and television, and working independently in news gathering. The Appalachia Health News Reporter will stimulate a more comprehensive discussion of health in Appalachia, aid in the spread of innovation, and help audiences better understand health policy choices and how they shape our future.
The Health Reporter will develop ideas and proposals exercising news judgment with the assistance of an advisory board of health experts and the News Director. The candidate will also supervise interns and other reporters in the additional coverage of health-related content. This position is based at West Virginia Public Broadcasting in Charleston and is not remote. The job may require working non-standard hours (nights, weekends) based on completing assignments. Some travel is required.
- Knowledge or interest in health/medicine as it relates to health policy and wellness.
- Knowledge of writing, researching, interviewing, and reporting stories for radio, the Internet and occasionally television.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to communicate well with medical professionals, researchers, and healthcare consumers in urban and rural settings.
- Knowledge of public broadcasting and an ability to work as part of a team are essential to maintain high journalistic standards.
Training: A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Substitution: Experience directly related to news, investigative and feature reporting, digital audio editing, studio and field recording is desirable.
A background in journalism is preferable but not required. Two to three years of relevant work experience is preferred.
Email the completed application, along with your resume, to Kristina Dodd at email@example.com, or mail it to:
Kristina Dodd, 600 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301
WVPB is operated by the Educational Broadcasting Authority of West Virginia (EBA), a state agency that offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The EBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.