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Multi-media Journalist, Education

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Interested applicants must provide links to three samples of their work through Supplemental Materials under Documents Needed to Apply.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Multi-media Journalist, Education
Department Information

Indiana Public Media is a multi-platform service with statewide reach. We are committed to quality journalism as a central mission. With regional and national Murrow awards to our credit, we are a growing and successful service interested in your creative leadership.

The partner stations in Indiana are public broadcasters which have expanded their news offerings to include statewide coverage, including 1) government and politics, 2) business and economics, 3) energy and environmental issues, 4) health and science, and 5) education. Go here for more information.

Job Summary

Takes on the complex issue of covering education in Indiana. The content will be created by original reporting from multiple sources and will require independent evaluation of data and information which may contradict each other. The in-depth reports will focus on state government and its impact on local communities across the state. Seeks out information not always available to the general public and then present it in a comprehensible way.

Note: This is a full-time, exempt, professional staff position, eligible for all full-time Indiana University staff benefits, including generous paid-time-off, health care, and retirement plans. Click here for a full summary of benefits offered.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field and two years of professional journalism experience.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.

Expertise in the dominant political, social, and cultural issues of Indiana; excellence in analysis and interpretation; demonstrated excellence in news judgment; and proven experience in news and public affairs productions. Proven ability to: explain complicated education policy stories to a variety of audiences on radio, on TV and online; and use radio and video production equipment, including camera, light and audio and video editing software. Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals. Strong organizational and concentration skills including ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure with little supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

Radio/TV on-air experience.

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

This position requires the ability to work unusual and extended hours. Irregular hours may be required. Coverage of events may need to be done at odd hours, including evenings and weekends.

Expect long hours in intense editing/production sessions, often working on many tasks simultaneously. The pressure of deadlines sometimes requires extra effort and long hours of work.

Salary Range $34,000 - $38,000, depending on relevant experience
Salary Plan PAE
Salary Grade 2PR
FLSA Exempt
Work Location
Job Category Broadcast/Radio/TV

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 05244P
Open Date 08/07/2017
Close Date 08/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

Interested applicants must provide links to three samples of their work through Supplemental Materials under Documents Needed to Apply.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Supplemental Materials
Optional Documents
  1. Reference List