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Audio Broadcast News Reporter/Producer

Posted on 04/24/24 11:50 by Public News Service
salary $55000.00 per year
time Full Time
applications 0 Applications

Title: Audio Broadcast News Reporter/Producer 

Employment Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Reports To: Managing Editor, News Director

Supervises: None

Location: Remote, preference will be given to candidates who currently reside in the Pacific Northwest or southern Midwest


Are you passionate about social justice and concerned about news deserts in the United States? Are you excited by the idea of reporting on critical issues affecting local communities? Then we want to hear from you! Public News Service, a national newswire for public interest and social justice reporting, is looking for experienced Audio Broadcast News Reporters with spot news and solid audio recording and editing experience to join our growing team. The ideal candidate not only has extensive experience in news gathering/reporting, spot news, and broadcast writing, but also knows their way around the world of digital sound. 


This is a fully remote position, so please only apply if you have strong digital sound recording and editing skills and already have an established ability to record, voice and edit from your virtual office.


We're a small group with a big mission, and we depend heavily on each other for support, compassion, and accountability. We have a newsroom sensibility and are 100% detail-oriented and deadline driven. 


In this position, you will be responsible for: 

  • Evaluating news leads and tips to develop story ideas and meeting deadlines for story assignments as established by the Managing Editor 

  • Building independently a community of sources and other contacts 

  • Gathering and verifying information and sources through interviews, research and observation 

  • Organizing materials and writing stories according to editorial guidelines 

  • Developing scripts for audio recording and broadcast 

  • Working with a team of editors 

  • Recording and editing audio files to accompany print stories 

  • Meeting tight deadlines and managing a daily schedule independently 

What we require: 

  • At least 3-5 years of experience working in a fast-paced news environment (commercial media or wire service work preferred) and a true nose for news

  • Demonstrated expertise with digital interviewing/voicing/recording and editing 

  • Home or other remote office setup with recording and editing ability and experience with various digital technologies 

  • Familiarity with the public interest news environment, cultural trends, and emerging issues 

  • Proven success building relationships and creating productive partnerships 

  • Ability to juggle multiple forms of communication and social media 

  • Sense of humor and innovative spirit a definite plus 

  • Experience working within a virtual team preferred 


$50,000 - $64,000 annually to start, commensurate with experience. Employees are eligible for Paid Time Off and family leave; health insurance; and retirement match (up to 3%). Very infrequent travel may be required. Public News Service is a News Guild union workplace, and this position is eligible for union representation. 


Who We Are

Our member-, grant-, and media-supported model provides content to media outlets that highlights community issues and gives voice to those marginalized by media consolidation on top of historical inequities. This multi-platform distribution network reaches a wide geographic and ideological audience where they are, with over 4,000 outlets regularly featuring our reporting to an average audience of 60 million weekly. We are a Certified B Corporation consciously working to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive news company. Partly employee-owned and committed to addressing and rectifying the harm that journalism can and has caused, PNS is the first newswire member of the Trust Project, which demonstrates the highest standards of journalistic transparency and ethics. 


Additional Information 

To apply, please visit our Job Board: https://app.trinethire.com/companies/226214-creative-communications/jobs/90709-audio-broadcast-news-reporter-producer

Public News Service is deeply committed to fostering a transparently inclusive workplace environment, and we are focused on developing, engaging, and retaining a diverse workforce. People of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We strive to have teams and leaders that reflect the diverse audiences and communities we aim to reach. 

The requirements in this job description are guidelines, so if you do not meet every qualification but you are passionate about the PNS mission, we encourage you to apply!

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