Job Posting: WVPB Seeks Part-Time TV Host

Sep 27, 2018

West Virginia Public Broadcasting is looking for a host with strong interviewing skills for The Legislature Today, its nightly half-hour television news program originating from the state Capitol building and focusing on the 2019 legislative session. 

The contract for this part-time position would run from Monday, January 7, 2019 – through the end of the 60-day legislative session.

News reporting/hosting experience, particularly covering statehouse and legislative action, is preferred.

The host/interviewer would work under the program producer(s) in a collaborative manner with multiple WVPB professionals including reporters, videographers, editors, the director, floor manager and others.

Main duties would include responsibility for all activities relating to the preparation of hosting the show and interviewing of guests, including the governor, state lawmakers, policy advocates, stakeholders and analysts. With guidance and suggestions from the producer(s), this hosting preparation includes taking the lead in researching discussion topics and composing interview question outlines. The host would also contribute to the writing of the show script and participate in pre-production and post-production content discussions with the crew.

The Legislature Today is recorded no later than 5 p.m. weekdays. Report time to the set is negotiable, but by 3 p.m. is preferred.

Compensation: $12,000-$15,000, depending on experience/capabilities.

Send a resume, cover letter and examples of your work to ebajobs@wvpublic.org

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.