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Opportunities

Open Positions

Capitol Access State Politics Reporter

Live and work in southeast Louisiana, one of the most culturally dynamic places in the country. NPR member station WRKF-FM, Baton Rouge Public Radio, seeks a state politics 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 spot and feature reports, for broadcast and online. The position is based in Baton Rouge and will include some travel, and the reporter’s work will be published and aired on both WRKF and WWNO sites and stations, as well as news partners sites and/or stations and branded as Capitol Access coverage. But most importantly, we’re looking for a talented reporter who’s passionate about covering our state’s most crucial issues and constant policy changes.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide regular coverage for online and radio 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 for broadcast and digital.
  • Use social media to promote digital stories, find sources and stay in the know on your beat.
  • 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 coverage to public radio networks, including NPR.
  • Produce 2-ways and features specifically for our daily news program, Louisiana Considered.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field or equivalent experience
  • Two years full-time professional experience in journalism or comparable experience.
  • Excellent speaking, writing and editing skills
  • Experience in broadcast
  • Experience using social media to promote and find stories

Preferred:

  • Experience producing audio dailies/features for radio
  • Previous experience covering state politics

Salary: $50,000 - $60,000
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and five examples of their work to News Director Ryan Vasquez at ryanv@wrkf.org with subject line : State Politics Reporter Search.

Position is open until filled - first review submit by May 24, 2024.

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

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected Veteran status, age if 40 or older, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.