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Job Posting: General Assignment Reporter

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WYSO is one of America’s most vibrant small public media organizations. Located in bucolic Yellow Springs, Ohio, just outside Dayton and right down the highway from a top-35 media market, WYSO is a big-city station with a small-town feel.

Our news team is growing, fast. Just this year we’ve hired a news director, two new reporters and a new host. Now, we’re looking for a talented full-time GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER to join our team.

The General Assignment reporter at WYSO works to uncover and describe the complex underpinnings of how our modern American society works today. Feature stories and complex multiplatform editorial projects help our listeners understand the why of things. News spots and digital breaking news updates keep our community up to date on what’s happening today.

Many of the fault lines of modern life intersect in southwest Ohio. It’s the place where national elections are decided, where a huge section of the new Space Force is housed, where artificial intelligence and mechanization is revolutionizing logistics, and where many of the country’s racial, political and economic tensions are on starkest display.

WYSO’s news department has long been known as a place where powerful stories can be told. This is your opportunity to make a big impact on a small team, and tell some game-changing stories to an audience eager to hear them. You’ll work in audio, primarily, but we’re interested in all of your storytelling skills. We’re an Equal Opportunity Employer, and applicants from historically underrepresented backgrounds in public media are particularly encouraged to apply.

Competitive benefits package including company-matched 401K.

JOB DUTIES

The General Assignment Reporter is responsible for creating excellent local audio news reports and digital content daily and contributing to the overall smooth functioning of the news department.

Responsibilities

  • Attend daily video news meetings. Report and write daily spot news, produce 2-ways and sound-rich news features, produce other daily news content for air and web distribution, cover breaking news, and contribute to state and national newscasts and programs as needed.
  • Develop and nurture a beat or area of expertise, along with real connections and relationships with the people in WYSO’s service area.
  • Voice and produce station breaks and promotional spots, and perform other daily operational duties as assigned.
  • Participate in meetings; interact with management to define the vision for enhanced audience engagement and wider distribution.
  • Represent WYSO at community events.
  • Train to serve as a backup host and producer.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two to three years (or more) experience creating journalism on deadline with an editor at a public radio station, newspaper or television station, digital news outlet, or podcast company.
  • Working knowledge of field reporting equipment, and experience using linear editing software to produce multitrack audio mixes.
  • A demonstrated ability to produce ethical reporting that adheres to the strictest journalistic standards. An openness to continuous editing, training and coaching.
  • A dedication to detail — journalistic rigor.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a résumé, cover letter and at least three clips to WYSO News Director Jason Saul at jsaul@wyso.org .

WYSO is an Equal Opportunity Employer

WYSO is committed to the goal of achieving equal opportunity for all and, accordingly, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and characteristics, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, visible or invisible disability, or status as a disabled veteran of the Vietnam era. WYSO complies with federal and state legislation and regulations regarding nondiscrimination.