- Position: Seeking experienced Sr. Reporter
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Job Status: Full-time
- Salary: Negotiable
- Job ID: 823866
- Website: http://www.wabe.org
Description: Job Title: Senior Journalist Department: Radio
Summary: Senior Journalist is responsible for overseeing the news department assignment desk and reporting on local stories. The individual selected will work with the News Director to build the station's assignment desk and help plan and implement policies for covering local spot news. The individual will assist by reviewing all incoming requests and assign stories according to the set policies of the assignment desk as well as report on stories they develop.
- Develop story ideas for local spot news coverage.
- Report on local stories as generated through the assignment desk or as dictated in the marketplace.
- Assists in developing and implementation of policy and procedures for the assignment desk.
- Plan, develop and implement news department's coverage of spot news.
- Report local spot news stories to staff, freelancers and interns.
- Provide editorial guidance and oversight to news staff on spot news coverage, content and production.
- Serve as the liaison between the station and NPR, PRI, APM and other news outlets to develop local spot news story ideas for broadcast within national newsmagazines and news programs.
- Oversee the editorial content of spot news and the assignment process to ensure station's local news coverage meets the highest standard of quality and editorial accuracy in accord with national standards.
- Oversee the spot news for daily newscasts, news inserts and special features for local and national broadcast.
- Provide training as needed to news staff, freelancers, and interns on editing, story development, interviewing, content and production techniques.
- Participate in fund drives and other special fundraising activities.
- Some news related appearances on behalf of the radio and TV station may be required.
- Works on deadlines.
- Other duties as assigned by station management.
- Must have demonstrated experience in developing and producing both short and long form news content.
- Must be able to handle a variety of activities, work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
- Must have excellent organizational and time management skills as well as skills in news writing, editing, interviewing, production, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Must have excellent knowledge of NPR's newsmagazine clocks and how best to utilize local news breaks to ensure local and national sound and quality uniformity.
- Spanish speaking a plus
- Substantial environmental research/study or reporting also a plus.
- Must be proficient in digital editing (Cool Edit or Adobe Audition preferred) and be able to train others in its use.
- Must have experience with the news gathering process and story development in a large market.
- Must be able to run an air control board and fill in as host on news shifts when needed.
- Must be able to set up a production studio and engineer two-way interviews.
- Must have good to excellent working knowledge of public radio news.
Knowledge and Skills: Bachelor's degree and minimum of five years proven experience in a newsroom (extensive news gathering, writing and anchoring/reporting).
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets journals, books and newspapers.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply basic mathematical equations.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems collects data/information, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level and unleveled surface for periodic periods through out the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or Lifting as required filing documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
For the most part ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment. Exposure to outside elements during course of work to be expected to perform essential functions.
Submit: Resume and CD/Audio Tape containing air-checks and or news stories to Human Resources Public Broadcasting Atlanta 740 Bismark Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30324 Email: email@example.com Fax: 678-553-3026