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MSU Broadcasting Services Politics amp; Civics Reporter in EAST LANSING, Michigan

Position SummaryWKAR Public Media, the NPR PBS affiliate at Michigan State University seeks a passionate, experienced, and dedicated journalist for its on-air broadcasts and digital media. In this role, you will produce news stories involving statewide and local political and civic topics. Examples include, but are not limited to: laws and ordinances, elections, policing, social and equity reforms, and transparency. Occasional general assignment reporting will also be required when needed.As a successful candidate you will have extensive knowledge of local, regional and national current events and issues and report for daily newscasts, website and social media accounts. You must have experience producing well-written, audio rich stories on deadline. A bachelorrsquo;s degree or higher in communications, journalism or related field is required. At least 3 years of professional, commercial or public radio news experience is required. Experience in print, television or digital news reporting will be taken into consideration.Duties ResponsibilitiesulliWork with Managing Editor to develop vision and scope of WKARrsquo;s governmental and civics reporting./liliResearch, report, write, and produce multimedia spot and feature stories for WKARrsquo;s air and its digital platforms efficiently and on tight deadline as assigned by Managing Editor./liliCultivate sources and consistently pitch creative, thoughtful and original story ideas that demonstrate understanding of the issues facing the communities served by WKAR./liliUse social media to break news, engage audiences and expand onersquo;s source base./liliFill-in for show hosts as needed for radio and television./liliParticipate in pledge fund drives./liliParticipate in marketing activities, community engagement projects and other audience interactions as assigned on behalf of WKAR./liliParticipate in on-air and online fundraising as needed./liliMentor news interns and student journalists./liliOther duties as assigned./li/ulWKAR is a division of the College of Communication Arts Sciences at Michigan State University. It includes WKAR AM and FM, WKAR-TV, WKAR.org, the Radio Reading Service, and WKAR Ready-To-Learn, and reaches more than a half-million mid-Michigan residents each week, and contributes to the educational experience of Michigan State University's 50,000-plus student body. For additional information, please visit www.wkar.org.Unit Specific Education/Experience/SkillsulliKnowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Telecommunications, Journalism, or Broadcast Production/liliThree to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in radio production, broadcast operations, rules and regulations and interviewing, digital or print reporting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience/li/ulDesired QualificationsulliProven on-air reporting and hosting experience. Ability to work live and pre-recorded./liliSupervisory experience./liliPrior experience with a radio automation system and a content management system./liliProficiency with automation systems, Adobe Creative Cloud, and newsroom management software./liliExperience producing content for national media (NPR)/liliBachelorrsquo;s Degree or Higher in Journalism, Communications or Related Field./liliSkilled at mixing and editing onersquo;s own audio reports, including in the field./liliSkilled at wr