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Department: Jefferson Public Radio
FTE: .45 FTE
Jefferson Public Radio (JPR) is Southern Oregon University's (SOU) network of public radio stations. JPR extends the University's regional outreach and educational mission by facilitating lifelong learning, fostering the arts, strengthening civic engagement and promoting the University's academic programs. JPR's Morning Edition Host/Reporter/Producer serves as JPR's morning news anchor, developing local content to be inserted into NPR's Morning Edition. This position also produces other JPR broadcast and online news content, and performs other newsroom duties.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field OR, four years of experience writing, producing and reporting OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education
Knowledge of regional politics, news, science, technology, health, nature, environment, and the arts
Thorough understanding of journalistic principles, ethics, and standards
Excellent communication and editorial skills
Strong news judgment
Ability to work under strict deadlines
Clear and engaging speaking voice with the ability to read aloud from printed copy smoothly and with awareness of pacing
Demonstrated ability to use word processing and web browsing software
Previous radio and/or audio production experience
Proficiency with audio editing and playback software, such as Adobe Audition
Experience operating radio control board and other audio equipment (CD players, computer hard drive playback).
All Listed Duties:
Develop local content to be inserted into NPR's Morning Edition; write, edit, produce and voice 3-5 regional newscasts per day; incorporate content from JPR News staff, established external producers and information gathered from wire services and other sources. Facilitate insertion of regional/local features into designated program segments. Prepare and insert live and recorded weather forecasts into designated programs and segments. Ensure all JPR stations are operating within established parameters and take corrective action as required. Record show promos for broadcast.
Serve as producer in the JPR newsroom; find, report and produce news reports of interest to JPR listeners to air during local cutaways in NPR news magazines and for JPR digital and print platforms. Repurpose segments from JPR's public affairs program, the Jefferson Exchange, to air as feature-length segments during Morning Edition. As needed, update IJPR.org website, update JPR social media posts, run board operations during NPR special coverage, and run board operations during two-ways and tape syncs. Participate in on-air fund drives and other development and promotional functions as assigned and perform other newsroom tasks, as assigned.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
Internal Number: 8956
About Southern Oregon University
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.