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Digital Communications Strategist , The Opportunity Agenda
Posted on February 26, 2015

The Opportunity Agenda seeks an innovative Digital Communications Strategist for its New York office. The Opportunity Agenda is a social justice communication lab. We are dedicated to the idea that our nation can and should be a place where everyone enjoys full opportunity. We collaborate with social justice leaders, bringing communication expertise, creative engagement, and research to help tell more compelling stories that drive lasting culture, and policy change. We work on issues ranging from criminal justice and immigration to poverty and economic opportunity.

The Digital Communications Strategist will lead the development and implementation of all online platforms and social media outreach and engagement strategies.

Reporting to the Director of Communications and working closely with the organization's Communications, Development and Law and Advocacy teams, the online strategist will build a vibrant online presence that engages existing audiences, reaches new target audiences, and builds the Opportunity Agenda’s online profile and impact.

The digital strategist will advise staff and partners on best practices and develop and implement a training curriculum for the organization’s key constituents, ranging from grassroots social justice groups and national advocacy partners, to artists and culture makers committed to social change.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • The digital strategist is responsible for maintaining and improving The Opportunity Agenda’s current website, and will co-lead the development of a new website.
  • Lead, create and implement dynamic digital communications strategies across multiple social media platforms that advance the mission, goals and objectives of The Opportunity Agenda and our partners in the field.
  • Apply strategic approaches and best practices to online outreach and marketing, including identifying target audiences and determining the most effective digital communication techniques for reaching and engaging those audiences.
  • Manage, write and edit compelling editorial content for the organization’s website and social media platforms, and insure that all online content is consistent with The Opportunity Agenda’s mission and editorial voice.
  • Reshape and manage The Opportunity Agenda’s blog, reach out to guest bloggers, and expand cross- posting.
  • Translate complex ideas and data into digestible and compelling language for online platforms.
  • Design a curriculum and conduct trainings on social media strategies and implementation for The Opportunity Agenda’s partners in the field
  • Design online multimedia content, ranging from infographics and memes to video blogs and photo essays.
  • Manage all email outreach and distribution working with CIVI database.
  • Monitor, share, and integrate emerging best practices in digital communications.
  • Establish and report on metrics to identify reach, engagement, and retention, to inform and guide best practices and improve digital strategy and direction.
  • Manages relationships with web vendors and database consultants.
  • Collaborate with communication, program and development staff to create and maintain a digital editorial/event calendar.
  • Build and maintain project-based websites, and additional platforms as needed.

Skills and Experience

  • BA preferably in a communications related field.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience managing websites, and designing and implementing successful digital outreach and marketing for nonprofit organizations.
  • Familiarity and interest in social justice communications to advance policy and culture change.
  • Keen strategic thinking skills and ability to integrate digital strategies as an integral component of overall engagement and campaign strategies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to translate complex ideas and data into compelling web and online copy, writing in a professional but unique social media “voice” that reflects the organization's branding and mission.
  • Technical proficiency in HTML, open source CMS (Drupal and Word Press) and databases, blog platforms, SEO, web metrics software, and visual design programs.
  • Mastery of social media platforms and the ability to identify and deploy new platforms as needed.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment,
  • Basic knowledge of multimedia editing software such as Final cut a major plus.
  • Bilingual skills highly desired, but not required.

Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in web management and digital and social media marketing and outreach.
  • Demonstrated successes integrating social media channels and websites as part of an overall outreach and engagement program.
  • Experience in a non-profit environment highly preferable.
  • Commitment to The Opportunity Agenda’s mission, vision and values.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a wide and diverse population.
  • A sense of humor, modesty, and collaborative spirit.
  • Goal oriented and self-motivated.
  • Collaborative and respectful work style.
  • Solid history of working well with a variety of departments and key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work well and collaborate within and across teams.

About the Opportunity Agenda:

The Opportunity Agenda is a social justice communication lab. We believe in the power of communication and collaboration to drive lasting change. We collaborate with social justice leaders to help tell more compelling stories that drive lasting culture and policy change. Through a combination of communication expertise, creative engagement, and research, we amplify the inspirational voice of opportunity. Based In New York City, The Opportunity Agenda is a non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that our nation can and should be a place where everyone enjoys full opportunity. To learn more about The Opportunity Agenda, go to our website www.opportunityagenda.org.

The Opportunity Agenda, a project of Tides Center, is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position will be determined based on experience and skills. Medical and dental insurance are provided as well as short-term disability, flexible spending, and 403(b) accounts. Generous vacation package.

Location:

New York, NY

Application Instructions:

Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to jobs@opportunityagenda.org. No phone calls please.

Program Director , Entercom San Francisco
Posted on February 19, 2015

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

Entercom San Francisco is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated SPORTS OBSESSED individual with a minimum of 5 years large market experience in radio program management and a demonstrated track record for success.
Ideal candidate must be able to harness the power of terrestrial and digital platforms and should focus on advancing our efforts to collaborate on sports initiatives that create the two R’s- RATINGS AND RENEVUE.  Candidates must be able to develop strategic programming and marketing plans, conduct, analyze, and implement market research, and work closely with sales and promotion to increase ratings and revenue. Proven leadership skills with a successful track record recruiting and coaching on-air talent, and ability to manage high profile talent are mandatory.

Program Director is responsible for:

  • Direct and monitor stations programming and activities in conformance with FCC rules and regulations, company policy and applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • Daily operations of the station including managing the staff-- both full time and part time-- and creating and maintaining a weekly program schedule.
  • Must have a solid understanding of Nielsen Audio PPM ratings and research.
  • Recruiting, training and scheduling board operators, producers, and interns
  • Coordinating all programming content from all outlet.
  • Liaison with other station departments, including sales, engineering, and promotions.
  • Planning and executing all live remote broadcasts.
  • Working with the digital media staff to produce multi-media content experiences.
  • Reports to VP of Programming and Market Manager.

Required Experience:

  • 5+ years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of all FCC rules and regulations.
  • Ability to be flexible and work under short deadlines.
  • Ability to perform as On-Air Announcer.
Correspondent, SCPR (Southern California Politics) , Southern California Public Radio
Posted on February 19, 2015

Position Summary:

California is an immense and complicated nation/state with complex problems that defy easy solutions. Los Angeles County is even more so, jammed with 10 million residents and spread out over a far-flung geographic area.

These people are represented by: 5 county supervisors, 10 representatives in Congress, 15 Los Angeles council people, 22 state legislators, and dozens and dozens of council members in 87 smaller cities across Los Angeles. And that doesn't even count the political representation in the surrounding counties of Orange, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino or the issues affecting Southern California, home to nearly two-thirds of the state's population.

The job of the Southern California Politics Correspondent is to be the trusted guide for Southern Californians on how state, regional and sometimes federal politics affect them as citizens, voters and participants in public life.The correspondent will reveal and explain stories about the players, trends and issues that define California's political scene. We are looking for sophisticated storytelling and sharp political analysis, and the ability to assist the entire newsroom in framing these issues.

This person will assist editors in leading SCPR's coverage of the 2016 election.

Working in SCPR's (Southern California Public Radio) cross-platform newsroom, s/he will report, write and produce on-air reports, post online stories, and use social media and web tools to report, engage beat sources and listeners/users and develop reporting projects. In collaboration with SCPR's live events team, the politics correspondent will propose and participate in live events based on key beat issues. Drawing on her/his knowledge, expertise and strong source list, s/he will land interviews with key players and bring authority to SCPR's reporting on a variety of political and policy issues.

This position is a member of the SAG-AFTRA bargaining unit.

This posting has an application deadline of March 31, 2015.

 
Position Responsibility:

  • Serve as SCPR's authoritative voice on local, state and national political developments relating to Southern California and break stories off the beat
  • Assist editors in leading SCPR's coverage of current elections and serve as SCPR's principal reporter on elections and issues of election reform
  • Engage with the audience and explain the context and repercussions of political events for Southern California
  • Quickly see and produce stories off breaking news, offering near instant analysis for radio
  • Provide high quality "live" reports with newscasts and talk show and host 2-ways
  • Turn political news developments into sharp analytical pieces for online and radio
  • Establish and retain relationships with key political players in and for Southern California
  • Craft journalism that is tailored to each of SCPR's different platforms: radio, web, social and live events
  • Help set SCPR's agenda for political coverage across platforms, including live events
  • Collaborate with other members of the regional desk
  • Find and use data sources, where appropriate, to illustrate stories
  • Collaborate with outside media partners on political news when appropriate
  • Pitch, report and produce daily and breaking news stories and feature stories with highly developed on-air style for radio, web and social media, using platforms as appropriate
  • Operate production and studio equipment
  • Perform public outreach, speaking on behalf of SCPR
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Ten years or more professional journalism experience

 

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree
  • Experience in public radio
  • Experience reporting on California politics and government

 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated radio reporting, digital news and production skills
  • Proven ability to identify and originate stories, report accurately and quickly and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated capacity to use public documents, Internet research and other reporting methods to provide independent material to inform stories
  • Excellent writing, reporting and interviewing skills
  • Creativity in using web, radio and social media platforms to convey information, engage listeners and users and utilize the capacity of different platforms
  • Ability to provide high quality live reports and two-ways
  • Experience in or familiarity with public radio news
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Southern California politics ' history, dynamics and players ' and ability to translate that knowledge for listeners and readers
  • Competent in use of recording and production equipment
  • Ability to develop and execute large projects
  • Ability to work simultaneously on short and long-term projects
  • Offer unique personality and perspective in reporting
  • Ability to deliver stories with fully developed on-air style and originality in writing for broadcast and web
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze reporting and facts to frame stories with strong narrative lines or compelling findings, context and scope
  • Ability to develop stories with multiple interviews, scene changes, and strong knowledge of subject matter
  • Ability to mentor and guide others
  • Ability to represent SCPR in public functions

 

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • Established, or able to master with minimum of training, ability to use sound to create scenes that engage the listener and convey the emotion of the story
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred. Fluency in other languages desirable
  • Reporting To This Position:     None


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Physical Demands:
  • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
  • Required to move about in the community
  • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
  • Working Conditions:
  • Moderate noise level
  • Will travel at times
Assistant Producer , Forum Digital - Southern California Public Radio
Posted on February 9, 2015
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Position Summary:

Forum programs & live events are the third platform of SCPR's multiplatform approach to content. The majority of these programs take place at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum (CFF) at SCPR's Broadcast Center in Pasadena. The CFF is a broadcast-ready town hall venue and physical manifestation of SCPR's public service mission. It is a welcoming, non-partisan, knowledge-building space where Southern Californians of all backgrounds can engage in the face-to-face exchange of knowledge and ideas.

This position will work closely with the Assistant Managing Editor of Digital, Public Engagement Editor, Social Media Digital Producer, Forum Producer and the Managing Producer of Forum Programs & Live Events to cover the vibrant discussions of our in-person programs. Ideal candidate will produce online content summarizing, adding quotes, photos and context to our CFF programs as well as social media engagement and multi-media delivery. This person will help foster dialogue around the issues addressed at the CFF as well as at off-site events out in the community, making each entry not only a summary of the event, but a reflection of the discussion and an online forum for fostering ongoing discussion on various topics before, during, after events to expand the impact of our programming.

This is a 15 hour per week position and is a member of the SAG-AFTRA bargaining unit.

This posting has an application deadline of March 1, 2015.

Position Responsibility:

  • Attend forum programs and live events to determine what additional information (quotes, multimedia elements, quizzes, polls, social media campaigns) best deepens the story or discussion at hand.
  • Work with reporters, producers, contributors and interns to acquire content for build-outs and related posts.
  • Write expanded build-outs, including quotes, color, and background information from Forum events.
  • Help plan social media, engagement campaigns for select Forum events.
  • Post build-outs on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, track audience response, engage with audience as needed on social media channels
  • Work with Forum Programs & Live Events Managing Producer and Digital Assistant Managing Editor to identify novel opportunities for digital content and digital audience engagement.
  • Help ensure timely promotion of upcoming forum programs, live events and segments.
  • Ensure build-outs consistently meet the highest standards of journalistic quality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • 1-3 years' experience in journalism, preferably including online journalism.
  • Undergraduate student studying journalism, communications or related field.


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong writing, editing & communication skills.
  • Knowledge of digital editing tools and best practices. Experience with a content-management system a plus.
  • Experience using social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and best practices for using them in a journalistic context.
  • Ability to manage several different projects at once.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines as assigned.
  • Upbeat, constructive, 'can-do' attitude.
  • Familiarity with the values/sound of public radio.
  • Some experience working in a broadcast or newsroom environment.
  • Willing to think 'outside the box' of conventional journalistic style.



Reporting To This Position:   n/a

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation


Physical Demands:

  • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
  • Required to move about in the community; some regional travel may be required;
  • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. 


Working Conditions:

  • Moderate noise level
  • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.
Intern - Part Time , Marketplace (New York)
Posted on February 5, 2015
Deadline: March 15, 2015

Position Summary:

Award-winning Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine of business and economics. Airing weekday mornings and evenings, it boasts the largest audience for any business program in the U.S. on radio, cable, or network television.  To check out information about the program, go to: http://www.marketplace.org/.

The New York bureau of Marketplace has an excellent internship opportunity for those who have an active interest in journalism.  Marketplace Interns will be compensated on an hourly basis.

This is a 40 hour per week internship and will span summer 2015 (June through August).

This posting has an application deadline of March 15, 2015.

Position Responsibility:

In New York:

  • Learn and perform a variety of production, research, and editorial tasks, including cutting tape.
  • Assist reporters in developing web content to accompany and complement their on-air stories.
  • Write show promos, daily station updates, and other materials.
  • Contribute ideas for stories and other editorial material.
  • Conduct pre-interviews for on-air guests.


Required Education and Experience:

  • A demonstrated interest in journalism (i.e. produced work for publication, worked at school newspaper/radio, etc.)
  • Work study programs can be honored as long as the goals of the program fit in with internship duties and requirements.

 
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to write, meet deadlines, and work independently.
  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products with the ability to learn new software programs.
  • Self-starter with an appetite for learning radio.


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Coursework or experience in radio journalism


Reporting To This Position:     None

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Physical Demands:  Required to walk, sit, and stand; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch; frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. 

Working Conditions:  Moderate noise level, occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.

Intern - Part Time , Marketplace (Washington, D.C.)
Posted on February 5, 2015
Deadline: March 15, 2015

Position Summary:

Award-winning Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine of business and economics. Airing weekday mornings and evenings, it boasts the largest audience for any business program in the U.S. on radio, cable, or network television.  To check out information about the program, go to: http://www.marketplace.org/.

Marketplace has an excellent internship opportunity in Washington, D.C., for those who have an active interest in journalism. Marketplace Interns will be compensated on an hourly basis. Metro costs will be subsidized.

This internship is 40 hours a week and will span summer 2015 (June through August).

This posting has an application deadline of March 15, 2015.


Position Responsibility:

In Washington D.C. (work with entire Marketplace D.C. Bureau staff):

  • Learn and perform a variety of production, research, and editorial tasks.
  • Handle administrative tasks, including managing studio calendar and bookings.
  • Record audio in the field.
  • Contribute ideas for stories and other editorial material.
  • Conduct pre-interviews for on-air guests.
  • Database and web projects.


Required Education and Experience:

  • A demonstrated interest in journalism (i.e. produced work for publication, worked at school newspaper/radio, etc.)
  • Work study programs can be honored as long as the goals of the program fit in with internship duties and requirements.

 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to write, meet deadlines, and work independently.
  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products with the ability to learn new software programs.
  • Self-starter with an appetite for learning radio.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Familiarity with public radio programs generally and Marketplace specifically.
  • Coursework or experience in radio journalism.
  • Familiarity/proficiency with AP style.
  • Familiarity with PIN (Public Insight Network).

 
Reporting To This Position:     None

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Physical Demands:  Required to walk, sit, and stand; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch; frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. 

Working Conditions:  Moderate noise level, occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.

Intern - Part Time , Marketplace
Posted on January 29, 2015
Deadline: March 15, 2015

Position Summary:

Award-winning Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine of business and economics. Airing weekday mornings and evenings, it boasts the largest audience for any business program in the U.S. on radio, cable, or network television.  To check out information about the program, go to: http://www.marketplace.org/.

Marketplace has an excellent internship opportunity for those who have an active interest in journalism.  Marketplace Interns will be compensated on an hourly basis.  Parking or bus pass will also be reimbursed.

This is a minimum 15 hour a week internship and will work through summer 2015 (June through August).

This posting has an application deadline of March 15, 2015.


Position Responsibility:

In Los Angeles (work with entire Marketplace staff):

  • Learn and perform a variety of production, research, and editorial tasks, including cutting tape.
  • Write show promos, daily station updates, and other materials.
  • Contribute ideas for stories and other editorial material.
  • Conduct pre-interviews for on-air guests.
  • Database and web projects.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • A demonstrated interest in journalism (i.e. produced work for publication, worked at school newspaper/radio, etc.)
  • Work study programs can be honored as long as the goals of the program fit in with internship duties and requirements.

 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to write, meet deadlines, and work independently.
  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products with the ability to learn new software programs.
  • Self-starter with an appetite for learning radio.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

Coursework or experience in radio journalism
 

Reporting To This Position:     None

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands:  Required to walk, sit, and stand; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch; frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. 
  • Working Conditions:  Moderate noise level, occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.
Intern - Part Time , Marketplace Morning Report
Posted on January 29, 2015
Deadline: March 15, 2015

Position Summary:

Award-winning Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine of business and economics. Airing weekday mornings and evenings, it boasts the largest audience for any business program in the U.S. on radio, cable, or network television.  To check out information about the program, go to: http://marketplace.org/.

Marketplace Morning Report has an excellent internship opportunity for those who have an active interest in journalism.  Marketplace Morning Report Interns will be compensated on an hourly basis.  Parking or bus pass will also be reimbursed.

This is a minimum 30 hour a week internship (2:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. overnight shift). It will span summer 2015 (June through August).

This posting has an application deadline of March 15, 2015.


Position Responsibility:

In Los Angeles (work with entire Marketplace staff):

  • Learn and perform a variety of production, research, and editorial tasks, including cutting tape.
  • Write show promos, daily station updates, and other materials.
  • Contribute ideas for stories and other editorial material.
  • Conduct pre-interviews for on-air guests.
  • Database and web projects.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • A demonstrated interest in journalism (i.e. produced work for publication, worked at school newspaper/radio, etc.)
  • Work study programs can be honored as long as the goals of the program fit in with internship duties and requirements.

 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to write, meet deadlines, and work independently.
  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products with the ability to learn new software programs.
  • Self-starter with an appetite for learning radio.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

Coursework or experience in radio journalism
 

Reporting To This Position:     None

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands:  Required to walk, sit, and stand; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch; frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping. 
  • Working Conditions:  Moderate noise level, occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.
Reporter II, Commuting & Mobility , Southern California Public Radio
Posted on January 29, 2015
Deadline: February 27, 2015

Position Summary:

"How long did it take you to get here?"

It's the opening line of most conversations in Southern California, where roads are the most congested in the nation, and dreams of the 20 minute commute go to die.

The numbers are staggering: individual drivers waste 64 hours a year on average in traffic - 3 million hours are lost throughout the region.  New lanes get added, congestion pricing is introduced, yet traffic never seems to improve.  The snarled freeways affect all aspects of our life- from personal health, to employment and housing choices.  So what can be done to improve our quality of life?  Will a recent public policy push to light rail and bikes be successful?  How will advances in technology (driving and parking apps, driverless cars, etc) change the way we get around? Can Southern Californian's love of the automobile take a back seat to public transit?  These are some of the questions the commuting reporter will answer.

Plus, there's lots of money to follow! Billions of federal and state dollars flow into transportation projects and the reporter will be responsible for closely following the various public agencies charged with overseeing those dollars.  S/he will also keep a close eye on how policy in D.C. and Sacramento affects commuters in Southern California.

And the fun does not stop!  Working in KPCC's cross-platform newsroom, (s)he will not only help guide coverage of the beat, but report on air, online and on social media to engage beat sources and listeners/users and develop reporting projects. In collaboration with KPCC's live events team, the commuting reporter will propose and participate in live events based on key beat issues. Just leave yourself a lot of time to get there.

This position is a member of the SAG-AFTRA bargaining unit.

This posting has an application deadline of February 27, 2015.

 
Position Responsibility:

  • With editor and regional desk team, guide coverage of commuting beat.
  • Pitch, report and produce daily and breaking news stories and feature stories with fully developed on-air style for radio, web and social media, using platforms as appropriate.
  • Identify key themes and trends affecting mobility in Southern California; deliver ongoing enterprise coverage providing sophisticated analysis and compelling storytelling, and a signature sound.
  • Provide high quality "live" reports with newscasts and talk show and host 2-way.
  • Assemble, edit and mix stories for air.
  • Work with editor, online editors and others to generate ideas.
  • Assist other reporters, producers and editors with information.
  • Propose ideas, topics and guests for live events and participate as appropriate.
  • Operate production and studio equipment.
  • Develop diverse beat sources.
  • Produce for website with writing and photography (supplying additional audio, visual material, related Web resources).
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Three years or more professional journalism experience, including covering a beat.

 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated radio reporting, digital news and production skills.
  • Proven ability to identify and originate stories, report accurately and quickly and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated capacity to use public documents, Internet research and other reporting methods to provide independent material to inform stories.
  • Strong fundamental writing, reporting and interviewing skills.
  • Creativity in using web, radio and social media platforms to convey information, engage listeners and users and utilize the capacity of different platforms.
  • Commitment to learn and enact best journalism practices.
  • Established, or demonstrated ability to develop with minimal training, professional on-air delivery.
  • Experience in or familiarity with public radio news.
  • General and developing knowledge of beat.
  • Competent in use of recording and production equipment.
  • Established, or able to master with minimum of training, ability to use sound to create scenes that engage the listener and convey the emotion of the story.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on short and long-term projects.
  • Ability to deliver stories with fully developed on-air style and originality in writing for broadcast and web.
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze reporting and facts to frame stories with strong narrative lines or compelling findings, context and scope.
  • Ability to develop stories with multiple interviews, scene changes, and strong knowledge of subject matter.



Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Public radio experience preferred.
  • Experience in data reporting preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred. Fluency in other languages desirable.

 

Reporting To This Position:  None  

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands:
  • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Required to move about in the community.
  • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
  • Working Conditions:
  • Moderate noise level.
  • Will travel at times.
Social Media and Community Engagement Manager , Oregon Public Broadcasting
Posted on January 22, 2015

OPB Seeks Social Media and Community Engagement Manager
 
OPB is looking for a Social Media and Community Engagement Manager to ensure that OPB’s social media accounts are engaging and timely sources of regional news, and are providing information about OPB, including institutional messages and programming notes. For more information and instructions on how to apply, go to: http://www.opb.org/about/jobs/director-of-digital-strategy-and-community-engagement/.  OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.