Jefferson Public Radio Seeks Reporter/Producer

Jun 3, 2019

Position Summary:

This position works within JPR’s news department, producing high-quality in-depth features, newscast spots, interviews, photos, videos and other news content for JPR’s air and digital platforms, including social media. The reporter/producer may also anchor newscasts, host programs, help edit others, appear as a program guest and help during station fundraising activities.

Minimum Classification Qualificiations:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or equivalent combination of education/work experience

2. Three years professional journalism experience

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Significant portfolio of NPR-style radio features and newscast spots.

2. Spanish language fluency

3. Experience as Morning Edition, Weekend Edition or All Things Considered host.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

1. Demonstrated skills using digital audio recording and editing equipment
2. Strong writing, interviewing and reporting skills
3. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to high ethical standards in reporting
4. Proven ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines

5. Demonstrated ability to develop sources in covering a beat or general reporting
6. Ability to work collaboratively within a newsroom team environment
7. Demonstrated ability using online content management system.

8. Experience using multimedia tools for online reporting (still photography, video, infographics)

9. Experience using social media tools to develop and engage an online audience

10. Knowledge of civic issues facing citizens in Oregon and/or the Pacific Northwest.

Salary Range: $45,000 to $48,000 annually


  • Plan, develop and produce high-quality, in-depth news content consistent with established JPR journalistic standards on a variety of topics of regional interest to JPR listeners. 
  • Serve as backup host and newscaster for network programs as assigned.
  • Participate in on-air fund drives and other development and promotional functions as assigned.
  • Participate in on-air fund drives and other development and promotional functions as assigned.

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