Regional Correspondent - Washington State University in State of Washington

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Washington State University

State of, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Northwest Public Radio is looking for an individual with strong news reporting skills to produce network-quality news and feature reports. This person will work with a regional news team to gather, write, and produce spots and features for radio and digital platforms about the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene region for Northwest Public Radio and 8 other NPR affiliates in WA, OR, and ID.

The Inland Northwest correspondent travels weekly to Boise for at least two months annually to cover the Idaho legislative session.

The correspondent is expected to collaborate and lead major projects, file for a national audience, and be a leading presence and news source on social media and digital platforms.

Northwest Public Radio expects the correspondent’s journalism to be competitive for national awards.

Position is located in the Spokane, WA/Coeur d’Alene ID area.

Required Qualifications

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in broadcasting, mass communications, or closely related field, and two (2) years of radio broadcast and/or news reporting experience, which has included experience in gathering, writing, editing, and producing news and feature reports.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience in public radio news reporting.

Demonstrated experience in professional news journalism.

Demonstrated working knowledge of MS-Windows and Mac computer operating systems and software.

Demonstrated knowledge of AP style.

Experience in digital audio editing.

Demonstrated subject matter competency in statehouse politics and rural issues.

Bilingual and the ability to read, write and speak English proficiently.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

While administratively under Northwest Public Radio, this position will be part of the Northwest News Network (N3) – a cooperation of public radio stations in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, and will work in conjunction with other N3 reporters and a central news editor.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
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Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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