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Position: Report For America Reporter, Bakersfield CA

Location: Bakersfield, California

Beat: Environmental and health reporting in Bakersfield and Kern County

Position Description: Since 1978, Valley Public Radio (KVPR) has built a reputation as a trusted news source. It serves over 2 million residents of California’s San Joaquin Valley, providing local news, cultural and arts programming and NPR programming. Bakersfield and the greater Kern County area is home to 900,000 people. This bilingual investigative multimedia reporter focuses on the connections between health and the environment, in a region known for its oil and gas production and industrial scale agriculture. Included on the beat is the question of who is responsible for cleaning up the thousands of wells that could soon be abandoned with the looming end of oil and gas production in California.

Skills: Bilingual Spanish, Audio/Broadcast Skills

Interested applicants should apply through Report For America here.

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