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Saturday, March 2, 2013


KPBS IS HIRING—Are you a media type who is about to be “sequestered?”  Maybe there’s hope thanks to KPBS.  The public media outlet in San Diego seeks multimedia reporter to cover cream of the crop stories, focusing on issues with greatest impact in our lives.  Stories will be unexpected, engaging, teach something new or offer valuable “explainers” to tell our audience not only WHAT is happening in our community, but WHY.  Your stories appear on TV, radio, and online. All applicants must apply online and attach a resume and cover letter at  Cover letter should include links to samples of your work including a radio, TV or web story.  Job #120186 closes 3/7/13. EEO/AA/Title IX Employer.

More info: The Metro reporter will follow political news in our region--not as the proverbial horse race, but as stories of how lives are affected by changing policies in our region, from the local and national level.  The Metro reporter works alone and with the Investigations Desk for accountability reporting, and plays a key role in our election coverage.

The Metro reporter will produce news stories that may cross beats at the assignment of the Senior News Editor, and that can be distributed on KPBS radio, TV,, KPBS social networking and KPBS mobile.  KPBS News Reporters have a bevy of options to employ when providing news content: spot news, feature reports, cut and copy, live debrief, tape talk, field packages, photos, video, audio, blog posts, and newscasts.  The primary flow of work will be to start a story online, shoot video on the topic and edit it or work in partnership with a videographer for longer pieces as needed, and move the gathered content across all news platforms.

The Metro reporter may be assigned to anchor radio newscasts, and appear as a guest or host on KPBS TV and radio programs.  The Metro reporter will produce local content and prepare final productions that can be distributed on all KPBS platforms.

The Metro reporter is expected to participate in station on-air fundraising activities, and make appearances for KPBS community building events and other public relations activities.

Desired Skills & Experience
Demonstrated excellence in news judgment and ability to generate engaging story ideas.
Ability to think creatively about topics and story angles.
Knowledge and adherence to high ethical standards.
Ability to start stories online first.
Knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and AP Style.
Ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple stories at once, and shift gears quickly.
Ability and willingness to work varied shifts.
Proven ability to consistently work well with editors and station colleagues, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at KPBS and within the public broadcasting system.
Highly motivated self-starter.
Be able to work in breaking news situations.

Minimum two years full-time professional, progressively responsible experience in journalism, preferably in a Top 30 market.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work in journalism.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated skills in using video and audio recording equipment, still cameras, and audio & video editing software
Ability to shoot and edit audio and video.
Ability to successfully engage audience via social media.
Experience in online production, including writing, editing, graphic design, HTML, photography and audio and video production.
Journalistic experience in public radio or television.
Desire to serve the community with thoughtful and engaging news reporting.
Possess some knowledge of current San Diego and regional issues.

Company Description
KPBS enriches the lives of people in the San Diego region through unique media services. These high quality radio, TV, Web and community activities educate, inspire, entertain, and advance civic involvement, celebration of culture and the power of diverse perspectives.

Posted: February 25, 2013 Type: Full-time Experience: Not Applicable Functions: Writing/Editing  Industries: Broadcast Media  Compensation:$45,000-$55,000 + excellent benefitsJob ID:4964267
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Source: KPBS

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