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Harvest Public Media Journalist

  • ... Ames, Iowa, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 55803 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

Harvest Public Media Journalist   

JOB TITLE:

Harvest Public Media Journalist

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Ames Iowa United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

We are now hiring a Harvest Public Media Reporter in Ames!

Iowa Public Radio is looking for a person with great news judgement, a strong sense of curiosity, and a knack for enterprise reporting to be our next reporter based in Ames.

Much of your time will be spent working with the team from Harvest Public Media a collaboration of public media newsrooms in the Midwest that covers rural issues of all kinds, the environment and agriculture.
You will also produce stories specifically for IPR News, covering general assignment topics in Ames and north-central Iowa, and issues including higher education and climate.

Your work will include newscast spots, pieces, and online articles.
Youll occasionally be asked to join one of our talk shows or news magazines to talk about a story youre working on.

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys the kind of reporting that doesnt come from news conferences or a daybook.
Youll join a great team of reporters throughout Iowa covering everything from state government, to health, education and politics.
Self-motivation and an ability to work well on your own is essential.

Weve got a strong relationship with NPR: Weve been part of the political and state government reporting partnerships, and were part of NPRs Midwest Newsroom, which focuses on enterprise and investigative reporting.
Youll have an opportunity to work with that collaboration and build those chops.
Well also support you in building relationships with NPR editors and landing stories on the network.

Ames is the home of Iowa State University, and with that comes lots of arts and culture events, Big 12 sports, music and restaurants.
The area is also great for outdoor recreation with a bike trail system in the city, and youre less than 30 minutes from the Des Moines metros extensive network of trails.
Ledges State Park nearby has some great hiking, picnicking and camping opportunities.
Youd be about 45 minutes from downtown Des Moines and three hours from Minneapolis.

If youre passionate about impactful journalism, ethics and diversity, are adept at handling multiple projects at a time, and want to be part of a great and supportive team, wed love to hear from you.

We know there are great candidates who might not exactly fit into what weve described here or who have important skills we havent listed.
If that sounds like you, dont hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and vision, a retirement plan with a 2-to-1 employer match, immediate accrual of vacation and sick time and a flexible work environment.

The Basics

  • FLSA Classification: Exempt (Salaried, paid once a month)
  • Reports to: News Director
  • Location: 1013 WOI Rd, Ames, IA 50011.
    Candidates must be able to appear in the Ames office and studio when required.
    This beat covers central Iowa.
    In-state travel (<20%) is required.
    Remote work is authorized when appropriate.

Pay Range:

  • $40,000 - $55,803
  • At least one year of experience in a professional journalism environment, including internships.
  • This position requires a valid state-issued drivers license and reliable transportation.
  • This position in dependent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
  • Experience working in multimedia platforms, including photographs, video and web platforms.
  • Experience operating a variety of broadcast equipment including audio boards, digital editing systems (e.
    g.
    Adobe Audition), field recording units, and other production equipment.
  • One year of full-time experience as a public radio reporter, anchor, producer, or host.
  • Experience covering agriculture, rural, and/or environment issues.
  • Firm foundation in journalism ethics, newsgathering, and reporting techniques.

Basic Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

  • Experience working in multimedia platforms, including photographs, video and web platforms.
  • Experience operating a variety of broadcast equipment including audio boards, digital editing systems (e.
    g.
    Adobe Audition), field recording units, and other production equipment.

Preferred Experiences:

  • One year of full-time experience as a public radio reporter, anchor, producer, or host.
  • Experience covering agriculture, rural, and/or environment issues.
  • Firm foundation in journalism ethics, newsgathering, and reporting techniques.

Application Process

Apply through the position link on the IPR website.

For full consideration, applications must include:

  • A detailed resume.
  • A narrative carefully detailing how your experience compares to the job duties, qualifications, and functions for this position at this organization.
    The narrative should not exceed two pages.
  • Sample(s) of your work including:
    • Two Written Documents: Scripts for both a spot news and a news-oriented feature story.
    • Two Sound Files: A Demo containing one newscast-length story (45-60 seconds), and one feature-length report (3:00-5:00) that you have edited and produced.
      Please upload the demo to Soundcloud or another hosting site and send us the links.
      If you do not have audio of a newscast available, please email recruiting@iowapublicradio.
      org for guidance.
    • Online content you have produced (please send links).
      Online content can be a web build-out of a radio story or news content that was designed to be web-only.
      Please do not send stories you have produced with the help of a national network.
  • Names and contact information, including email addresses, for three work references, including at least one supervisory reference.

Application deadline is 5 p.
m.
March 26, 2024.

Our Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity:

Iowa Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex is prohibited.
If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination, please notify the appropriate local, state or federal agency.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

55803 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710394021-b54c17b40e99098820a3ebf63eb2f7f0

LOCATION:

Iowa United States

CITY:

Ames

Job Origin:

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Full job description

We are now hiring a Harvest Public Media Reporter in Ames!

Iowa Public Radio is looking for a person with great news judgement, a strong sense of curiosity, and a knack for enterprise reporting to be our next reporter based in Ames.

Much of your time will be spent working with the team from Harvest Public Media a collaboration of public media newsrooms in the Midwest that covers rural issues of all kinds, the environment and agriculture. You will also produce stories specifically for IPR News, covering general assignment topics in Ames and north-central Iowa, and issues including higher education and climate.

Your work will include newscast spots, pieces, and online articles. Youll occasionally be asked to join one of our talk shows or news magazines to talk about a story youre working on.

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys the kind of reporting that doesnt come from news conferences or a daybook. Youll join a great team of reporters throughout Iowa covering everything from state government, to health, education and politics. Self-motivation and an ability to work well on your own is essential.

Weve got a strong relationship with NPR: Weve been part of the political and state government reporting partnerships, and were part of NPRs Midwest Newsroom, which focuses on enterprise and investigative reporting. Youll have an opportunity to work with that collaboration and build those chops. Well also support you in building relationships with NPR editors and landing stories on the network.

Ames is the home of Iowa State University, and with that comes lots of arts and culture events, Big 12 sports, music and restaurants. The area is also great for outdoor recreation with a bike trail system in the city, and youre less than 30 minutes from the Des Moines metros extensive network of trails. Ledges State Park nearby has some great hiking, picnicking and camping opportunities. Youd be about 45 minutes from downtown Des Moines and three hours from Minneapolis.

If youre passionate about impactful journalism, ethics and diversity, are adept at handling multiple projects at a time, and want to be part of a great and supportive team, wed love to hear from you.

We know there are great candidates who might not exactly fit into what weve described here or who have important skills we havent listed. If that sounds like you, dont hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and vision, a retirement plan with a 2-to-1 employer match, immediate accrual of vacation and sick time and a flexible work environment.

The Basics

  • FLSA Classification: Exempt (Salaried, paid once a month)
  • Reports to: News Director
  • Location: 1013 WOI Rd, Ames, IA 50011. Candidates must be able to appear in the Ames office and studio when required. This beat covers central Iowa. In-state travel (<20%) is required. Remote work is authorized when appropriate.

Pay Range:

  • $40,000 - $55,803
  • At least one year of experience in a professional journalism environment, including internships.
  • This position requires a valid state-issued drivers license and reliable transportation.
  • This position in dependent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
  • Experience working in multimedia platforms, including photographs, video and web platforms.
  • Experience operating a variety of broadcast equipment including audio boards, digital editing systems (e.g. Adobe Audition), field recording units, and other production equipment.
  • One year of full-time experience as a public radio reporter, anchor, producer, or host.
  • Experience covering agriculture, rural, and/or environment issues.
  • Firm foundation in journalism ethics, newsgathering, and reporting techniques.

Basic Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

  • Experience working in multimedia platforms, including photographs, video and web platforms.
  • Experience operating a variety of broadcast equipment including audio boards, digital editing systems (e.g. Adobe Audition), field recording units, and other production equipment.

Preferred Experiences:

  • One year of full-time experience as a public radio reporter, anchor, producer, or host.
  • Experience covering agriculture, rural, and/or environment issues.
  • Firm foundation in journalism ethics, newsgathering, and reporting techniques.

Application Process

Apply through the position link on the IPR website.

For full consideration, applications must include:

  • A detailed resume.
  • A narrative carefully detailing how your experience compares to the job duties, qualifications, and functions for this position at this organization. The narrative should not exceed two pages.
  • Sample(s) of your work including:
    • Two Written Documents: Scripts for both a spot news and a news-oriented feature story.
    • Two Sound Files: A Demo containing one newscast-length story (45-60 seconds), and one feature-length report (3:00-5:00) that you have edited and produced. Please upload the demo to Soundcloud or another hosting site and send us the links. If you do not have audio of a newscast available, please email recruiting@iowapublicradio.org for guidance.
    • Online content you have produced (please send links). Online content can be a web build-out of a radio story or news content that was designed to be web-only. Please do not send stories you have produced with the help of a national network.
  • Names and contact information, including email addresses, for three work references, including at least one supervisory reference.

Application deadline is 5 p.m. March 26, 2024.

Our Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity:

Iowa Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex is prohibited. If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination, please notify the appropriate local, state or federal agency.

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