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Audio Broadcast Reporter - Indiana-Based

salary $60000.00 per year
location Indiana
time Full Time
applications 0 Applications

Title: Audio Broadcast News Reporter/ProducerEmployment Status: Full-Time, fixed 2-year term with the potential to become permanent; estimated start date November 1, 2022Location: Remote, but must be located in Indiana

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 solid audio recording and editing experience to join our team in the Midwest. 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 that must be located in Indiana, 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 in that state.

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, or receiving story assignments

·        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 recording 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

Compensation$50,000-$60,000 annually, 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.

Who We AreOur 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.

How to applySend cover letter telling why you would be perfect for the job and resume to jobs@publicnewsservice.org with “PNS Producer (your last name and your home state)” in the subject line.

Additional InformationPublic News Service is an equal opportunity employer. The complex issues we face as a society demand different perspectives. For Public News Service, this means including a wide variety of voices from all backgrounds as sources and producers. Whether our differences are visible or private, all are welcome, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental ability or experience in the judicial system.

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