Blacksburg, VA

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Job Description

Serves as reporter/bureau chief providing news/information content for various programs/sources from the New River Valley. The successful candidate will be based in Blacksburg as the lead news producer and reporter for this key listening location in our network of stations in Virginia. This position requires significant experience in public radio reporting, editing, and story telling with emphasis on creating NPR-style pieces that reflect WVTF/RADIO IQ’s high standards of journalism and production values as well as Public Radio’s Core Values for News Programming. The successful candidate will be a part of and reside in the New River Valley community with the ability to respond to local news assignments and events in a timely fashion.

Required Qualifications

Experience in areas such as: reporting, interviewing, researching, news writing/text editing, audio editing; producing in-depth stories and enterprise journalism; experience with both studio and field broadcast equipment such as audio capture software; preparing audio for online posting and other new media tools; digital recorders and other digital equipment used in broadcasting; strong computer and people skills; professional sound (on-air delivery and production techniques) in live and recorded work.

Must be an enthusiastic, enterprise journalist possessing qualifications that include: excellent writing, editing and production skills; professional, conversational on-air delivery; ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision in the creation of high quality news content, including in-depth pieces and the skills necessary to develop their own sources and story ideas in line with WVTF/RADIOIQ’s goal of comprehensively serving and being a part of the New River Valley and southwestern Virginia. The position will also require knowledge in producing and editing cultural programming in which music performances may be a part.

Preferred Qualifications

Substantial reporting experience; experience working in public radio a plus; familiarity with our broadcast area and Virginia a plus.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

November 22, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and an Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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