NHPR Seeks Energy, Environment, Development Reporter

Aug 10, 2017

NHPR is seeking an enterprising reporter to cover a new beat for us: the intersection of the natural environment and the human-made landscape in New Hampshire. This is a new position for our newsroom, with lots of opportunities for creative reporting approaches. While your beat will include traditional topics like water quality and energy projects, you’ll be encouraged to dig deeper and think more broadly. Questions around infrastructure, business, science, development – even design – could all fall within this beat.

New Hampshire is a state whose residents value our varied landscape. It’s also a state where individual rights and small government are revered traditions. How do these two mindsets come into conflict? How are economic development projects shaping conversations about land use? What role do New Hampshire businesses play in determining environmental and energy policy? How is the threat of climate change playing out differently across the state? These are just some of the questions you’ll explore in your reporting, hopefully through people-centered stories.

This reporter will file a mix of daily items for newscast and longer features. He or she will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the team behind NHPR’s environmental podcast Outside/In, as well as other station podcasts and shows. This position reports to the News Director.

NHPR is New Hampshire’s independent and trusted source for news and information, and the state’s largest radio news service with 177,000 weekly listeners.  Based in Concord, the state’s capital and political hub, our newsroom, digital team and original programs consistently earn national recognition for their in-depth reporting and production. NHPR is the winner of the 2015 and 2017 National Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain deep knowledge of New Hampshire news, trends and events
  • Develop in-depth reports on complex issues, policies and trends
  • Provide general assignment and breaking news coverage as required
  • Produce occasional multipart in-depth series and participate in the development and production of special programming and editorial initiatives
  • Periodically appear as a guest on programs including The Exchange, All Things Considered and Morning Edition 
  • Report on radio and digital platforms using a variety of tools including blogs, infographics and video
  • Utilize social media applications, such as Facebook, Twitter and others to disseminate news to the NHPR audience
  • Participate in station fundraising, live appearances and sponsorship activities as required
  • Engage diverse target audiences by connecting digitally on topics of interest via blogs, Twitter and other outlets

Other duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of three years of reporting experience and demonstrated initiative in developing sources to produce original news coverage
  • Demonstrated news judgment and experience covering social/cultural trends
  • Broadcast journalism experience preferred
  • Ability to analyze data and experience using data to tell stories
  • Working knowledge of New Hampshire news and trends desirable
  • Technologically versatile with willingness to expand skills.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required and advanced multi-media skills, including experience in producing or editing digital media, is desirable (e.g., video, computer assisted reporting, interactive media)
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Valid driver’s license and transportation required
  • B.A. in a related field or equivalent experience.

NHPR is an equal opportunity employer

Please apply through the job opportunities page of our website, NHPR.org, or through this link: https://nhpr.applicantpro.com/jobs/