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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.


Engaging our communities through exploration and entertainment—everywhere.


We’re looking for a Multimedia Reporter for WBFO!


What you’ll be doing:

The Multimedia Reporter (MMR) is responsible for combining traditional and digital elements to tell compelling news stories.  This individual is responsible for 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. In summary, this individual will:

  • Represent BTPM/WBFO and serve as general assignment news reporter focused on your assigned reporting pillar(s)
  • Identify topics in need of storytelling 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.
  • Post content on, social media platforms, apps, etc.

What you’ll need: 

  • Minimum of Bachelor degree in journalism, English, broadcasting or a related field
  • Minimum of two (2) years in a reporter position, public media industry a plus
  • Exceptional attention to detail, grammar, and proof-reading skills
  • Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written
  • Creative thinker with strong time management and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and report complex stories and issues with outstanding skills in writing and editing
  • Experience in maintaining high journalistic standards including objectivity, balance and fairness
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and adhere to deadlines
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer programs including Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity and hands-on experience with various social media and digital platforms, Grove 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!



Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time, non-exempt hourly position and starting pay will be based on education, experience and interview.  Starting range: $19 to $24/hr.

  • 12 paid holidays
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation
  • Sick time (accrued)
  • Medical, Dental, Life, Vision Short- & Long-Term Disability insurance options
  • Health Savings Account (for applicable plans) with employer contribution
  • Flex Spending Account option
  • Voluntary Life, Accident, Critical Illness coverage options
  • Identity Protection option
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance (based on eligibility)
  • Retirement Plan with 7.5% employer match (based on eligibility)

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion.