Ideastream Public Media, seeks a passionate, self-motivated journalist who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced working environment to serve as Reporter/Producer at the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. We eagerly welcome individuals with diverse lived experiences and perspectives to enrich our work and bring fresh ideas into our organization.
As part of the Statehouse News Bureau team, the Reporter/Producer creates and curates high quality journalism for Ohio’s public radio and TV stations across platforms including broadcast radio, television, web and social media. In this role, you will research, develop, investigate and gather news and information to create content, report breaking news, write scripts and web articles and present live or recorded material for broadcast, digital or other multi-media platforms. The Reporter/Producer will assist with, contribute to and develop stories for productions, and gather, edit and mix audio and voice reports for all platforms. The Reporter/Producer will be responsible for coverage of state government such as the Statehouse and Franklin County government, as well as some local politics.
The Qualified candidate will have demonstrated proficiency of production skills in radio and digital, including editing, using editing software and using social media to engage audiences. The candidate should also have strong verbal and written communication, decision making and problem-solving skills, and be able to travel to reporting sites across Ohio as needed. The candidate will have previous experience covering government agencies, and ideally an understanding of state government structure and operations.
A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, political science, communications and relevant experience in journalism working in multiple media platforms is preferred, though an equivalent of experience in related fields and education will be considered. A crisp and clear broadcast writing style and a thorough, comprehensive, and engaging writing style for the web is preferred. The salary range for this position begins at $52,000 and is commensurate with experience. We offer a rich benefits program including medical coverage, a 403(b) plan with an employer match, paid time off, hybrid work schedules, a parking subsidy and much more.
Ideastream Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) is one of our core values, wherein we seek and incorporate the myriad diverse perspectives and lived experiences of our users, staff, board, and communities into all aspects of our work. While we don’t have all the answers to DEIB, we are making improvements through staff engagement, leadership training and recruitment efforts. We hope you join us on our journey and contribute to our efforts moving forward.