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89.3 WRKF is public radio for Louisiana's capital city. WRKF has informed and entertained Baton Rouge as the region's independent NPR affiliate since 1980. WRKF is a non-profit organization and serves its audience with support from underwriters and donors who value original coverage of Louisiana news and politics along with national and international news coverage from NPR.

WRKF features news and talk programming along with a diverse mix of music and cultural programs like "American Routes" with Nick Spitzer, theater of the mind programs like "This American Life" with Ira Glass, and variety programs like "Wait, Wait, Don't Me" with Peter Sagal. WRKF brings the BBC World Service to Baton Rouge every night. WRKF streams at wrkf.org, through the WRKF App, and on other digital platforms.


WRKF Statehouse Reporter

NPR affiliate WRKF-FM, Baton Rouge Public Radio, seeks a statehouse reporter to cover the state legislature for both WRKF and partner station, WWNO-FM in New Orleans. The reporter will produce timely coverage of the always interesting Louisiana state government and politics through our Capitol Access reports along with spot and feature reports, for broadcast and online use. The position is based in Baton Rouge and will include some travel. We’re looking for a talented, creative reporter to help us reinvent our capital bureau as we establish exciting collaborative efforts between the two stations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Provide regular reports on current events in state government and politics, including daily reports during legislative sessions and longer feature reporting and multi-part series at other times.
  • Maintain statehouse bureau in Baton Rouge.
  • Work cooperatively with WWNO.
  • Develop extensive knowledge of Louisiana government, politics and other issues.
  • Provide analysis and live two-ways.
  • Suggest and produce special projects, segments and live broadcasts.
  • Participate in fundraising activities.
  • Contribute reports to public radio networks, including NPR.
  • Occasionally serve as a fill-in host.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field or equivalent experience
  • Three year’s full-time professional experience in journalism
  • Excellent speaking, writing and editing skills
  • Experience in broadcast
  • Sense of humor and the ability to roll with the punches

PREFERRED:

  • Experience producing audio reports/features for broadcast

TO APPLY:
Email resume, three references, audio samples, and cover letter, with subject line "Statehouse Reporter Search" to paul@wrkf.org.
Position is open until filled. First review, submit by May 21, 2018
We offer attractive, competitive compensation and benefits including, medical, vision and dental coverage, Life and LTD, paid vacation, personal and sick time.
WRKF is an equal opportunity employer.


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