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Reporter, Sr

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Position Posting

Posting Details

Job Description Title Reporter, Sr
Working Title Reporter, Sr
Physical Location Kent Campus - Kent, OH
Position Number 995790
Home Organization WKSU Radio - Kent Campus:100466
Campus Kent Campus
Contract Length 12 month
Pay Grade
Salary 42,752-56,663
Position Category Unclassified
Job Open Date 02/23/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Work Schedule


Basic Function

To gather, produce, report and/or anchor local programming inserts during national and/or local programming. Reports to News Director.

Additional Basic Functions - if applicable
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
• Investigate and gather information and news for radio and web broadcast; conduct interviews on location, in person, remotely.

• Write, edit and prioritize news items.

• Record and produce taped news segments.

• “Voice” news or special event segments, live or taped.

• Respond to listener inquiries.


• Anchor local programming inserts during national and local programming; announce local news, weather, service announcements, and underwriting credits; plan and organize program elements to ensure continuity.

• Review, edit and prioritize wire copy (e.g., Associated Press, National Public Radio Business Wire, etc.) and locally produced copy and taped material prior to broadcast.

• Record and produce taped news segments for broadcast.

• Research, schedule, conduct, and produce live and taped interviews for use as inserts in national and local programming.

• May be assigned as Producer for all or part of special projects, e.g. grant funded series, election coverage.

• May supervise students and/or provide functional guidance of support staff or other employees who work on a project or assignment on a temporary or intermittent basis.

Additional Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities - if applicable
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or relevant field or one year of additional experience may be substituted for each year of the education requirement; two to three years of news reporting experience. Must possess broadcast-quality voice.


Knowledge of broadcast production techniques and FCC regulations.

Knowledge Of:
• Personal computer applications. *

Skill In:
• Interviewing techniques; written and interpersonal communication. *
• Speech, journalism, and interpersonal communication. *

Ability To:
• Learn audio production and broadcast tools. *

Assessments: Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments.

Additional Minimum Qualifications - if applicable

The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related education/experience beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

Physical Requirements

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Typically requires sitting, walking, standing, bending, keying, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Additional Information

Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Kent State University will become a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use will not be permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit<>.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism or relevant field (or one year of additional experience may be substituted for each year of the education requirement)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess two to three years of news reporting experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Document
  2. Other Doc