WKMS Seeks Ohio Valley ReSource Reporter/Assistant News Director

Sep 28, 2018

Live and work in what Rand McNally calls one of America’s friendliest small towns and tell stories about small-town America for a big-time audience. WKMS in Murray, KY, is looking for a Reporter/Assistant News Director to join a vibrant group of public media professionals and file major stories featured on seven public media stations in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio. You'll also produce stories for national networks to tell the rest of the country how changes in this region affect us all.

WKMS is a partner in the Ohio Valley ReSource, a regional journalism collaborative producing award-winning work focused on economic and social change in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. The Reporter/Assistant News Director will focus on agriculture, food, infrastructure, and technology. You’ll report on the lives of migrant workers, health and safety conditions on farms, and the ways high tech is changing our food system. Plus, dig into infrastructure: roads, rivers, and the digital divide.

The ReSource operates as a remote newsroom, with a team of reporters at WKMS and six other partner stations working with a managing editor and data/graphics journalist at Louisville Public Media. You’ll get to use all your reporting and storytelling skills for audio, visual, and web-based stories that aim to make an impact.    

75% of the  Reporter/Assistant News Director’s time will be dedicated to working remotely with the Ohio Valley ReSource to report and produce short, highly produced feature stories for broadcast and web, as well as occasional quick-turnaround pieces. The WKMS-based reporter’s work will feature an emphasis on agriculture and infrastructure.
The other 25% of time will be spent working with the WKMS News Team for general responsibilities along with serving as a backup host as necessary.

WKMS is located on the campus of Murray State University, and minutes from from Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area with hiking and cycling trails along with great places for camping and water sports.  

See official job posting and additional requirements: https://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/8268