North Country Public Radio is seeking a creative, ambitious, and talented reporter to join our award-winning, nationally recognized news team.
We cover critical issues facing our communities, including criminal justice and prison reform, border and immigration, economic development, rural health care, agriculture, politics, and much more. We tell the stories of the people who live in our region in eye- and ear-catching ways, challenging our assumptions and nurturing our curiosity. The motto on our newsroom whiteboard is “get out of the building and have more fun”!
NCPR is looking for a general assignment reporter. This person must be enterprising and self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of team. The successful candidate will also get a chance to establish a “mini-beat” to dig deeper. We encourage all of our reporters to file national stories with NPR and other public media outlets.
The reporter will produce news stories for broadcast and digital platforms that serve the mission of the news department to provide coverage of issues of regional importance. They will also collaborate with the rest of the news team on special projects and investigative journalism.
Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
At least 1-3 years regular reporting experience, preferably in public radio
Strong background in journalism for radio and digital platforms
Excellent writing skills for broadcast and web
Ability to work various hours, including nights and weekends, depending on assignment
Valid Driver’s license
Ability to record and gather high-quality audio in the field
Ability to use audio editing systems, such as Adobe Audition
Expertise in multi-media skills, including photography, visual journalism, data-based reporting, social media engagement, etc.
Comfort and competence with control room broadcast board or willingness to learn
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefits Package
About North Country Public Radio
North Country Public Radio, licensed to St. Lawrence University, is committed to public service and sense of place for northern New York State. Through a network of 32 stations, NCPR reaches a huge geography including the St. Lawrence Valley, the Adirondacks, and the Champlain Valley. Long a leader in the public radio system, NCPR’s award-winning news team and the station as a whole is known nationally for excellence. The 1000 Islands, the Adirondack Park region including Lake Placid, and the Canadian cities of Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal are all nearby. NCPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Find us at: ncpr.org