Part-Time Folklife Reporter

Aug 22, 2018

The Folklife Reporter will help tell Appalachia’s story by collecting stories of Appalachian people. The Folklife Reporter will produce human interest features focused on the traditions, habits, passions, and cultures of everyday Appalachians. This reporter will help with trainings and provide guidance to a group of aspiring digital Appalachian reporters. Tasks may include but are not limited to collecting audio and video, giving presentations, writing, producing, and reporting.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Journalism, or Communications) preferred and/or at least 1 year of demonstrated experience in digital journalism/reporting
  • Deep understanding and appreciation of Appalachian culture
  • Good communication and writing skills. Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated capacity to work creatively, independently and collaboratively on projects
  • Must provide at least two samples of audio or video productions
  • Familiar with digital audio and/or video techniques and software
  • Must be willing to travel for reporting and regular meetings with the Inside Appalachia team, mostly in West Virginia


  • Produce 1-2 audio stories per month, with three of those stories per year also developed for multimedia/video broadcast and digital platforms
  • Help with trainings
  • Help identify possible reporting partners for Inside Appalachia folklife reporting project
  • Help develop a “field guide to reporting”, and tips for collaboration between journalists and folklorists by Dec. 2018.

The part-time reporter would work about 15-30 hours per week at $15 per hour. There are no medical or retirement benefits with this position.

Closing Date: Open until filled

Applications received before August 31, 2018 will be considered in the first round of evaluations.

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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.