Reporter/Producer, WNYC News

News New York City, New York


Description

New York Public Radio (NYPR) and its main properties, WNYC and WQXR, have been engaging the hearts and minds of radio listeners in New York and around the country for generations. In addition to its radio and online programming, NYPR engages audiences in person at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space (The Greene Space), the station’s street-level, state-of- the-art broadcast studio and performance venue. The Greene Space is host to an exciting and wide-ranging line-up, including live broadcasts and tapings of NYPR programs, concerts and festivals from WQXR, audio theater, literary readings, art exhibits, political debates, symposia and so much more.

The mission of New York Public Radio is “to make the mind more curious, the heart more open and the spirit more joyful through excellent audio programming that is deeply rooted in New York.” NYPR has a long and distinguished history of providing New York City and the nation with unique news, educational, cultural, and public affairs programming with 8 stations and 12 million monthly listeners and growing. To re-invent that tradition and reach a new generation of listeners we’re transforming how our audiences listen to and support NYPR’s programming across our digital platforms and you can be a part of that!

Every day, WNYC News seeks to bring fresh, smart and unique content to our various platforms that reflects the diversity and sophistication of our audience and the region at large. 

To deepen our work, we are hiring a general assignment reporter/producer to generate content for our hourly newscasts and local broadcasts of Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter with the initiative and imagination to pursue a wide range of stories. The person will possess the ability to juggle the dual responsibility of producing in-depth feature stories and feeding WNYC’s daily news report across multiple platforms. A successful reporter/producer is creative, editorially nimble, dogged in pursuit of the news, focused sharply on audience sensibilities, and possesses a sense of curiosity about New York City and surrounding areas.

This position reports to the Supervising Senior Producer.

Responsibilities:

  • Pitch and report out original stories for both broadcast and digital platforms
  • Produce day-of content for our newscasts
  • Monitor the wires, other news outlets and social media for news developments, responding in a manner that keeps WNYC competitive
  • Book, research and produce interview segments for WNYC’s local shows
  • Develop areas of specialization 
  • Produce multimedia content for WNYC’s digital platforms

 Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of professional journalism experience, including two years in broadcast or audio preferred
  • Strong broadcast and digital writing skills
  • Track record of producing compelling multimedia content
  • Experience working in breaking news situations
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and pay close attention to detail and fact-checking
  • Impeccable journalistic integrity and editorial judgment
  • Ability to manage several projects concurrently
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Foreign language skills preferred
  • The intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively and/or interact with the public and with other staff at NYPR

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between New York Public Radio and SAG-AFTRA.