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Current Job Openings:

Immigration and Underserved Communities Reporter
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: News Director
Date Posted: 1/8/2020 - Position Open Until Filled

Policy decisions affecting immigration and underserved rural communities play out in monumental ways in California’s San Joaquin Valley. It’s a region abundant in agriculture and rich in ethnic diversity; in the city of Fresno alone, more than 85 languages are spoken. Valley Public Radio is looking for a tenacious reporter to cover immigration and underserved communities in seven counties. The position involves reporting, writing and assembling daily and feature-length news content for broadcast on the station and for digital platforms. The ideal candidate is a gifted journalist and Spanish speaker with excellent storytelling and writing skills, solid news judgment and a knack for cultivating sources. This beat may overlap with politics, education and even general assignment reporting, so flexibility is paramount.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Report, write, edit and assemble original content for the station’s broadcast and digital platforms, including both daily and feature-length coverage
  • Tell sound-rich stories in compelling and creative ways with diverse sources  
  • Share station journalism on a variety of platforms and settings including the web, social media, and at station events
  • Meet deadlines and work creatively and under pressure with a small but ambitious newsroom 
  • Participate in on-air fundraising and other station activities and events
  • Work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Superior writing and communication skills
  • Digital audio recording and editing skills         
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and social media platforms
  • Must be able to write, edit and produce content consistent with the NPR style
  • A passion for public radio news values
  • At least two years of journalism / broadcast production experience preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • College degree, preferably in journalism, communications or a related field
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license and reliable transportation

HOW TO APPLY: 

Send resume, three references, a cover letter and a link to three work samples to adaniel@kvpr.org. In your cover letter, please include these three elements: Choose a Valley Public Radio story from the past year and describe in 150 words or less how you would tell it differently; tell us about a favorite radio/podcast program and why it works in less than 150 words; after familiarizing yourself with the San Joaquin Valley, please pitch a story idea that Valley Public Radio hasn’t covered and describe how you would tell the story. You may address the cover letter to our news director, Alice Daniel.

This position will be based at Valley Public Radio’s broadcast center, located at 2589 Alluvial Ave, Clovis, CA 93611

Valley Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.  It provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees for jobs, skills training and promotions regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

It will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who are qualified individuals with a disability as defined by law.  Should you require assistance due to a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for your application process, please send an email to adaniel@kvpr.org or call 559-862-2480.

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Position:                     Announcer

Supervisor:                Director of Program Content

FLSA Status:             Part-time, Non-Exempt
Date Posted:               1/17/20 – Position open until filled

Valley Public Radio is seeking qualified applicants for a part-time on-air announcer position for news and classical music programming. They must demonstrate good broadcasting techniques, demonstrate knowledge of software and technology, and have extensive knowledge of program content. The ideal applicant will be detail oriented and eager to work in a fast-paced, collaborative broadcasting environment.

Qualifications:

  1. Ability to operate and learn broadcast equipment, software and technology.
  2. Demonstrate good broadcasting techniques, including microphone technique, pronunciation, and vocal presentation.
  3. Ability to attend to details and work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.
  4. Extensive knowledge of programming content.

Responsibilities:

  1. Follow format and program log as designed.
  2. Play scheduled recorded and live broadcast elements, with live announcing.
  3. Read copy live, on-air accurately, with proper technique and presentation.
  4. Make all required entries in station logs.
  5. Properly operate and maintain all software and equipment.
  6. Other job-related duties as assigned.

Criteria for Evaluation:

  1. Consults with the Director of Program Content and/or other relevant staff members.
  2. Maintains a high quality on-air presence.
  3. Demonstrates knowledge of equipment, software and broadcast technology.
  4. Maintains high standards of broadcast and professional ethics.
  5. Performs duties in a neat and accurate manner.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to jmoore@kvpr.org

Valley Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.  It provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees for jobs, skills training and promotions regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

It will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who are qualified individuals with a disability as defined by law.  Should you require assistance due to a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for your application process, please send an email to jmoore@kvpr.org or call 559-862-2480.