Education Reporter/Producer Job Opening at Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) in Portland January 2019

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

The Education Reporter/Producer produces high quality enterprise and breaking news stories for OPB that appear on multiple platforms, consistently meeting daily deadlines, as well as ethical, technical, legal and aesthetic standards. Involves daily research, writing, online filing, photography, voicing and production and the regular use of OPB’s media asset management system. The bulk of this reporter/producer’s newsgathering efforts will focus on education in Oregon and Southwest Washington and include a leading role reporting and producing OPB’s Class of 2025 project.

Working Conditions:

The reporter will divide time between an office/studio and field work as needed for newsgathering, which may include travel to remote locations, working evening or weekends, and possibly working in inclement weather. Lifting and carrying equipment up to 20 pounds is sometimes required. In-state travel is common, but trips are often short.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position
  • Enterprise reporting experience
  • Ability to develop and maintain sources
  • Strong writing and interviewing skills
  • Familiarity with photography, audio, video and social media in the presentation of news stories
  • Passion for covering schools, students, and the education system
  • Experience/interest in interviewing children and teenagers
  • Commitment to high ethical standards in reporting
  • Ability and desire to work well with colleagues in collaborative newsroom environment
  • Ability to file live reports and participate in breaking news
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of OPB
  • Enthusiasm for the changing news production environment and the tools and software used to facilitate our work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using digital audio recording and editing equipment
  • Experience covering education
  • Experience developing and maintaining a beat
  • A demonstrated interest in following stories over time
  • Community engagement experience
  • Bilingual in English and another language
  • An eye for diverse voices and sources in stories
  • Photography or video production skills

Click HERE to apply.

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