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We're Looking For A Statehouse Reporter

we're hiring graphic/statehouse reporter

Seeking qualified applicants for an Information Technology Project Manager 2 (Statehouse Reporter) for West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
Full Job Description and details can be found below.

Please send cover letter, resume and references via the email or to the addresses below:
Kristina Dodd
600 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
kdodd@wvpublic.org

Applicant subject line must read as follows:
Information Technology Project Manager 2 (Statehouse Reporter)
Deadline for submission is December 15, 2021.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting — Job Description

Title: Statehouse Reporter Department: News

Employment Type: Full-Time
Reports to: News Director
Location: Charleston

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Statehouse Reporter

The statehouse reporter will cover the state legislature from Charleston and act as a lead reporter and host on our weekly television/radio simulcast The Legislature Today, which is produced in tandem with the legislative sessions at the statehouse. Working under the direction of our News Director and in collaboration with our other reporters, the statehouse reporter will be responsible for daily coverage and news features when sessions are in progress, radio and web statehouse stories throughout the year, and in election years, lead the team’s live coverage of returns on election night. The statehouse reporter also will cover groups, organizations and issues related to state governance and other breaking and spot news, as needed. Experience producing a daily newscast is welcomed as is an understanding of the unique role of public media.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of national, regional and state political and public policy issues
  • Knowledge of key players in our political, legislative arenas and their history in governance
  • Knowledge of West Virginia's legislative process
  • Ability to conduct credible research, develop news sources, and conduct audio and television interviews
  • Ability to work on daily deadlines
  • Ability to use audio recording and sound equipment for radio and television
  • Knowledge of journalistic ethics
  • Knowledge of Associated Press style
  • Ability to navigate a CMS to post and edit written/audio stories
  • Ability to use audio editing equipment and software

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A four-year degree in a related field — journalism, communications, political science, strategic communications, etc.
  • Three years or more experience as a broadcast news reporter
  • Previous experience reporting on government, particularly state legislatures
  • Previous experience hosting a radio or television news program

Compensation
Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, exempt (40 hours/week, M-F) position. Benefits offered—medical, dental, eye and state retirement.


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