Application Deadline: Monday, Nov 28, 2022
This position writes and edits spot and feature news stories for on air and digital delivery. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to be creative, innovative, and organized, as well as the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
- Researches, writes, voices, produces, and edits daily spot and/or feature news stories for on air and digital platforms.
- Acts as backup anchor of local newscasts during Morning Edition, Mid-Day West Michigan, and All Things Considered.
- Updates station website with local news stories.
- Hosts or co-hosts station programs or events as needed.
- Represents WGVU Public Media at station-sponsored events.
- Assists in on air fundraising efforts.
- Excels in a collaborative multiplatform culture and work environment.
- Helps carry out the station’s strategic plan.
- Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- A minimum of two years news radio reporting experience.
- Experience in reporting situations, including impromptu and scripted interview settings.
- Experience in field news gathering or remote recording situations.
- Knowledge of digital audio editing and studio production including the ability to operate the digital radio board, playback/automation system, and general broadcast equipment and software.
- Candidates must be committed to the mission of WGVU, PBS, NPR, and GVSU.
- Manage multiple projects simultaneously and under deadline.
- Work effectively with co-workers, and the public.
- Excellent computer skills.
- Proficiency with audio editing production programs.
- Work within a collaborative multiplatform culture and environment.
- Regional travel for news reporting.
- Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including some nights, weekends and holidays.
- Ability to manage and maintain assignments.
- Strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills.
- Ability to work self-sufficiently with little direction when required.
- Professional and punctual.
Will include both normal office environment as well as in production areas and on location. Travel may be required. At times, may be required to appear on WGVU Public Media for fundraising and promotional announcements or events. WGVU is a smoke, nicotine, and drug-free work environment. WGVU staff are considered Essential Personnel and are required to work when classes are cancelled or GVSU is closed. You must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. Must have the ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including some nights, weekends and holidays.
Salary: $50,000 – $52,000
Department/Division: WGVU / University Relations
Campus: Grand Rapids
How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select “Apply now”. Please include a cover letter addressing your qualifications, as well as your knowledge of and interest in working for WGVU Public Media, along with your resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.
Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, (616) 331-9530.
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Advertised: 07 Nov 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 28 Nov 2022 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time
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