WHYY Seeks General Assignment Reporter, New Jersey

Feb 23, 2015

WHYY seeks a gifted story teller and experienced multi-media journalist for the fulltime position of New Jersey General Assignment Reporter.

This position will cover changes in Atlantic City as it re-invents itself, the long-term recovery from Superstorm Sandy, and other news happening in and of interest to residents of south and central New Jersey.

Responsibilities of this position include researching writing for broadcast; providing story ideas at morning news meetings; developing and writing stories, features, and interviews; editing, voicing and producing pieces for broadcast; coordinating and co-producing special projects; working closely with other reporters, sharing information and stories; and using social media to cultivate contacts and promote work.

This position requires cross-platform experience. The reporter must be comfortable producing content for radio and the web, be able to produce high quality photographs to supplement their stories, and be highly proficient in using audio editing software.

Reporters must be able to work flexible and weekend hours and have a valid driver's license as they are required to be on location at a story with little notice.

The position demands a high level of creativity in attaining hard to get sources, and it is critical that the reporter is able to display good judgment in properly assessing the newsworthiness of their subject as well as its appeal to the reader.

Prior experience reporting for a public media outlet is preferred.

The position requires the ability to work effectively in a deadline driven environment.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and at least two related writing samples as one document when applying.  Apply here.