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Local Government and Politics Reporter/Producer

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Local Government and Politics Reporter/Producer




Ideastream Public Media, a Cleveland-based multiple media organization and home to Ohio’s largest NPR, PBS and classical radio stations, is building on its recent merger with WKSU and expanding its trusted, in-depth, high-quality local news and information service to 22 counties in Northeast Ohio. As part of that expansion, Ideastream seeks a passionate, self-motivated, and efficient journalism professional with a love for community and a passion for storytelling to serve as Reporter/Producer. 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 Content team, the Local Government Reporter/Producer creates and curates high quality journalism for all Ideastream Public Media distribution 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 local government such as Cleveland City Hall and Cuyahoga County government, as well as some local politics.
Qualified candidates 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 Northeast Ohio as needed. The candidate will have previous experience covering government agencies, such as city, county and state offices and bodies, including city councils, mayoral administrations, legislatures and school boards.
A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism 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 $50,000 and is commensurate with experience.
Ideastream Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, underrepresented populations and persons who are physically challenged or with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Inclusion is one of our core values, wherein we respect the broad diversity of our communities and reflect it in our programs, services, board and staff. We offer a rich benefits program including medical coverage, a 403(b) plan with an employer match, paid time off, a parking subsidy, and much more.
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