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North Country Public Radio is seeking a creative, ambitious, and talented reporter to join our award-winning, nationally recognized news team. You’ll be based at NCPR’s headquarters in the St. Lawrence Valley, in Canton, New York. You’ll be part of a hardworking news team working in a geographically diverse region, from rolling hills and farmland to the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands, to the Adirondack Mountains and the Tug Hill Plateau.
NCPR covers critical issues facing our communities, including criminal justice and prison reform, policing, border and immigration, economic development, rural health care, agriculture, climate change, native issues, and much more.
We tell the stories of the people who live in our region in eye- and ear-catching ways, challenging our assumptions and nurturing our curiosity. We dig deep and seek out the voices of people who haven’t been heard from a range of diverse backgrounds.
We’re looking for a general assignment reporter – enterprising and self-motivated, able to work on their own, and with a team. You’ll also get a chance to establish a “mini-beat” to dig deeper. We encourage all of our reporters to file national stories with NPR and other public media outlets.
You’ll produce news stories for broadcast, digital, and social media platforms that serve the mission of the news department to provide coverage of issues of regional importance. You’ll work closely with editors and fellow reporters to help your work shine, and you’ll collaborate with the rest of the news team on special projects and investigative journalism.
NCPR is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We believe our work benefits from a range of perspectives and backgrounds. Becoming more diverse at all levels of our organization is the right thing to do, and makes us stronger. We strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, people from diverse economic backgrounds, and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.
Headquartered at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, NCPR is in a beautiful part of the country, including the Adirondack Mountains, the St. Lawrence River, Lake Champlain, Fort Drum Army base, Akwesasne Mohawk territory, and nearby urban areas in Burlington, Vermont, and Ottawa and Montreal, Canada.
Interested applicants must apply online at https://employment.stlawu.edu/postings/3229uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
St. Lawrence University policy requires all employees and students to be up to date with available vaccinations against Covid-19 including, as applicable, a booster shot. Individuals may apply for a medical or religious exemption from this policy.
At least 1-2 years regular reporting experience, preferably in public radio.
Strong background in journalism for radio and digital platforms
Excellent writing skills for broadcast and web
Ability to work various hours, including nights and weekends, depending on assignment
Driver’s license and vehicle
Ability to record and gather high-quality audio in the field
Ability to use audio editing systems, such as Adobe Audition
Expertise in multi-media skills, including photography, visual journalism, data-based reporting, social media engagement, etc.
Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.
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