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Junior Multimedia Reporter
Buffalo Toronto Public Media is your local
source for television and radio –
WNED PBS, WNED PBS KIDS, WNED Create,
WBFO NPR, WNED Classical, and WBFO The Bridge!
We reach Western New York and
Southern Ontario and can be streamed from your favorite device.
our communities through exploration and entertainment—everywhere.
We’re looking for a Junior
you’ll be doing:
The Junior Multimedia Reporter (JMMR)
is responsible for combining traditional and digital elements to tell
compelling news stories. This individual
is responsible for developing their journalistic skills and abilities, supporting
our reporting pillars, producing content as assigned and managing all aspects
of the journalistic process such as investigation, compiling research,
conducting interviews, writing, capturing imagery and video, editing, and
posting on various platforms such as our website and social media
platforms. The JMMR takes initiative to
pitch stories in alignment with our strategic goals, and helps to develop a
robust story development pipeline.
position can be hybrid – a blend of remote and in-office work. Primarily evenings and weekends required. In summary, this individual will:
- Represent BTPM/WBFO and serve as general assignment news reporter
focused on their assigned reporting pillar(s)
- Identify topics in need of story-telling and create longer-form
NPR style, in-depth enterprise news reports; coordinate approval and
development with Managing Editor and Digital Editor
- Cultivate sources, investigate and conduct research; appropriately
interview individuals and subject matter experts for stories
- Capture, collect and organize audio, images, and/or videos for use
in stories; edit as needed and credit appropriately
- Write articles for publication in various formats such as on-air,
web copy, social media, etc.
- With Managing Editor and Digital Editor approval, post content on
wbfo.org, social media platforms, apps, etc.
- Serve as a weekend on-air host for WBFO
- Minimum of
Associates degree in Journalism, English, Broadcasting, or a related field; or
- Minimum six
(6) months in a reporter position, public media industry a plus (internship
experience is acceptable)
attention to detail, grammar, and proof-reading skills
communication skills both verbal and written
thinker with developing time management and problem-solving skills
ability to develop and report a variety of stories and issues with outstanding
skills in writing and editing
in maintaining high journalistic standards including objectivity, balance and
ability to meet and adhere to deadlines
proficiency with computer programs including Microsoft Office
with various audio and video recording equipment
with Adobe Audition, Premier, Photoshop a plus
Because we’re awesome! You won’t find a better group of talented,
energetic people dedicated to quality content and reaching the various
communities of our region. We are proud
of our culture and promote a realistic balance of both work and personal
life. Our benefits package is fantastic
and we have free parking!
This is a part-time, non-exempt
hourly position and starting pay will be based on education, experience and
interview. Starting range: $17.50 to $19.33/hr.
- Prorated vacation time based on our worked
- Sick time
Plan with 7.5% employer match (based
Buffalo Toronto Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion.