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Education Journalist (01/09/22) | WDRB Jobs

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This is your chance to reignite passion for your profession in a newsroom that values ​​hard work, gives you the resources to do great work, and respects your personal life. Nothing is more important to a community than its education system and WDRB News is looking for a dedicated reporter who can cover it in depth. This reporter will handle everything from story development to in-depth investigations. The right candidate will be a strong writer with a digital focus. The candidate must also be a problem solver and multi-tasker who works quickly under pressure. This reporter should be comfortable providing analysis and context on our newscasts, OTT and digital platforms, and social media.

Our Education Reporter will lead WDRB’s K-12 coverage, working closely with several daily and investigative reporters who also cover Education Rhythm. This reporter will also delve into education issues that impact students, families, teachers, and staff statewide, covering education-related developments at Statehouses in Kentucky and the State. ‘Indiana.

This reporter will benefit from assisting and collaborating with a team of producers, photographers, and other peer journalists in Kentucky’s largest newsroom. WDRB made history when it hired a team of six veteran former print journalists to produce hyper-focused beat content and drive traffic to our website and various digital platforms. This person will be an essential part of this team while appearing on the air as an expert in the field of education. This reporter will build relationships within the community to tell stories and meet deadlines. Knowledge of the Kentucky and southern Indiana viewing area is helpful.

Many journalists call the WDRB the “unicorn of the newsroom” because it offers flexibility, executive support and respect among colleagues. We are part of a family business, which gives us the ability to make decisions about our coverage within our own newsroom rather than from corporate mandates. Culture is key here – NO ego or negativity allowed! Must have a positive attitude with the ambition to do everything to help the team.

Why WDRB is the best place to work:

  • Low-cost family health benefits including health, dental and vision care
  • Company-paid health savings account
  • Life insurance paid at 100%, short and long term disability
  • Incredible 6% employer 401K match
  • Competitive paid time off
  • YMCA Membership
  • Learning and growth opportunities
  • Collaborative team with a strong values-based culture
  • Learn from the best talents in the industry

Terms:

  • At least one year of daily reporting experience required, three years preferred.
  • Strong writing skills for broadcast and digital platforms; a thorough understanding of the principles of ethical information gathering.
  • Degree in journalism or communications.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean record.

Advantages:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability/401K Matching

WDRB Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, click here.

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