Blue Ridge Public Radio Seeks Reporter

Jan 12, 2018

Blue Ridge Public Radio, NPR for Western North Carolina, has a new position for a full-time regional reporter. 

Duties include:

  • Produce high-quality news content for broadcast and digital platforms, with a particular focus on areas outside of Asheville and Buncombe County.
  • Cover a range of issues important to the region and file both spot news reports and feature stories.
  • Use social media to promote news content and engage with citizens in our region.
  • Work collaboratively within a 5-member news team.

Blue Ridge Public Radio, based in Asheville, serves the 13-county region of Western North Carolina and operates two broadcast channels – BPR News with its all news format and WCQS which mixes public radio news programs and classical music.  Western North Carolina is powered by a dynamic, creative economy and a vibrant arts and music community – and is home to some of America’s most beautiful mountains and rivers.      

Required experience:

  • Degree in journalism or related field.
  • One year reporting experience.
  • Demonstrated writing and story-telling skills. Public radio experience preferred.
  • Proficient in use of social media, web, and mobile platforms.
  • On-air announcing experience is helpful.
  • Preference given to candidates with proficiency in digital audio recording and editing for news.
  • Photography and videography skills helpful.
  • Commitment to reside in either Jackson County or Macon County, NC.
  • Driver’s license and car.
  • Clean background check.

How to apply: Please send us a letter of interest outlining why you’re an outstanding candidate. Also include a resume, three references, and a few links to published samples of your work. Send your application to us via email at

Blue Ridge Public Radio is an Equal Employment Opportunity organization and a certified living wage employer. We provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified current and prospective employees without distinction or discrimination based on of age, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, color, race, national origin, religion, disability, military service or veteran status, or other characteristic(s) protected by state or federal law or local ordinance. This policy is reflected in all BPR practices and policies.