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POSITION TITLE:  WWNO Coastal Reporter

POSITION #: 8836

DEPARTMENT:         WWNO

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for coastal news reporting for WWNO. The position will focus on a wide variety of Coastal Issues, including coastal environmental, science, policy, and community issues. Some general assignment reporting may also be required. The Coastal Reporter works under the guidance of the News Director and in cooperation with the WWNO New Orleans Public Radio programming team.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to research, write, and report news stories for broadcast, both daily spot news and longer features; experience with recording equipment and digital audio editing software; experience with posting news stories to a website and social media; knowledge of general assignment reporting; and an ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evening and weekend hours.

This is a grant funded position for one year, with possible funding for additional years.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Coastal issues focus. Reporter will tackle the science, economics, politics and cultural issues of coastal dynamics in Southeast Louisiana. This includes reporting developments for daily news, as well as larger trends, history, projections and context for feature stories, series and specials. Will be available for interviews on the air. Reporter will also keep a mind toward digital presentation on wwno.org, in addition to filing for newscast and features. Other focus areas as directed by News Director.

Some general news reporting. Reporter stays up-to-date on city-wide stories, as well as national stories that may be localized. Research, cultivate sources, pitch, produce and upload stories for daily newscasts, as well as longer features.

Working with News Director and other staff to plan long-term coverage for WWNO. Fill-in hosting for programs and other reporters. Public appearances to represent WWNO, and topical panel discussions. On-air fundraising.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:      

Bachelors Degree, or 8 years of professional experience may be substituted for a degree; At least 1 year of reporting or anchoring experience required; Demonstrated ability to research, write, and report news stories for broadcast, both daily spot news and longer features; Experience with recording equipment and digital audio editing software; Experience with posting news stories to a website and social media; Knowledge of general assignment reporting; and an Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evening and weekend hours.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (optional)

Advanced Degree; 3 or more years of reporting experience, ideally in radio, web-savvy and social media savvy candidate; and Experience anchoring a newscast and running a control board.

SALARY: Salary commensurate with experieince

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, a copy of transcripts (if applicable) and 3 letters of reference to to, WWNO News Director, Eve Troeh  at evetroeh@wwno.org

No Phone calls please

DATE POSTED: April 1, 2014

CLOSING DATE:  Position will remain open unitl filled.  For full consideration, applications should be received by April 16, 2014.

All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to retirement status and without regard to an applicant’s having previously accused the UL System Board and any of its universities of unlawful discrimination.  Retirement status shall not be considered in the hiring process by any University in the UL System. 

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.