Company: Ozarks Public Broadcasting
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Location: Springfield
Full Time


General Description:
The Reporter-Editor, KSMU & OPT employs storytelling, imagination, empathy, journalism ethics, and technical skill to produce content for the broadcast and digital platforms of the KSMU News Department, with an emphasis on governmental affairs reporting and citizen impact storytelling; to contribute to public affairs programming on Ozarks Public Television (OPT); to train and coach student journalists; and to contribute to the organization’s public service mission and commitment to earning and maintaining public trust.

Primary Duties:
Produces content for KSMU News on broadcast and digital platforms, contributes to local programming on Ozarks Public Television (OPT), and trains/coaches student journalists.

Education: A Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Journalism, Electronic Media, or a related field is required.

At least one year of experience in journalism, with practical experience in the area of news/features reporting is required. Experience with audio editing software is preferred. Experience in local government reporting is preferred. Experience in public media is preferred. Experience in filing with a national network is preferred. Experience in TV reporting/producing is preferred.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required. The ability to articulate and demonstrate journalistic ethics is required. The ability to operate technical audio broadcast equipment is required. The ability to train and work with students is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Radio news writing and investigative journalism skills are preferred.

The position requires availability to respond to emergencies as needed.
Applicants must apply online.

Open until filled. First date of consideration is January 5, 2022.