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WyomingPBS Inside Energy Reporter - Grant Funded

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Position is open until filled with application review extended to March 28, 2017. Copies of transcripts must be provided at time of application. Official transcripts will be required upon hiring from all degree granting institutions. If you cannot attach them to your application when prompted, please mail to CWC, ATTN: Human Resources, 2660 Peck Ave, Riverton, WY 82501.

Position Details

Title Information

Class Title Reporter - Energy
Title Code PROD004
FLSA Exempt
Salary Grade 14
Salary Schedule Professional
Min Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism or a related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Position Information

Posting Number 17-B018
Position Title WyomingPBS Inside Energy Reporter - Grant Funded
Reports To General Manager - Wyoming PBS
Department Wyoming PBS
Job Summary

The Wyoming PBS Inside Energy Reporter is part of Inside Energy and reports on energy-related issues and stories consistent with the vision and mission of Wyoming PBS and Central Wyoming College and Wyoming Public Media, and is responsible for producing and managing content over multiple platforms including radio, television and the internet. Inside Energy is a local journalism center partly funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that will provide in-depth, research-based energy reporting to public media regionally and nationally. Longtime NPR and PBS producer Alisa Barba will lead the staff, which will consist of a digital editor, data journalist and one reporter in each of three states: Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming. This position will be located at Wyoming Public Media in Laramie, WY. The position is 100% grant funded and the grant is currently scheduled to end on December 31, 2017.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Fulfill assignments by the Inside Energy Managing Editor to research and select topics about energy issues that are pertinent to Wyoming and reflect its role in state, national and global discussions about energy resources.

2. Create news reports, features and research that can be accessed across multiple platforms including radio, television and internet to meet grant criteria in terms of quantity and quality.

3. Work with in-state partners, Wyoming PBS and Wyoming Public Media.

4. Manages Wyoming’s contribution to Inside Energy online activity.

5. Post stories and content with audio, graphics interpretive charts and video.

6. Collaborate with Inside Energy partners and national entities to share content across multiple platforms and ensure Wyoming’s stories are disseminated globally.

7. Stay abreast of daily developments in the energy field; cull information and compile a content rich online experience.

8. Track activity progress and provide reports to Inside Energy grant financial officer.

9. Develop broad geographic knowledge, sources, and topical expertise in regards to Wyoming to produce stories to serve the broader regional and national mission of the project.

10. Operate within the guidelines set forth in Wyoming PBS and the College’s policies, procedures and practices.

11. Perform other reasonably related duties as directed or assigned.

Compensation & Position Parameters

Hiring Pay Range Minimum $42,480
Hiring Pay Range Maximum $47,790
Status FB - Full-Time Benefited
Annual Hours 2080
Term 12 months
Classification Professional
Benefit Status Benefitted

Position Specifications/Minimum Qualifications:

Education

Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism or a related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Experience

Three (3) years of successful journalism work experience, and production skills for multi-platform content delivery.

Licenses and Certifications

Possess or maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the college’s insurance carrier.

Equivalency Statement Equivalent combinations of education, experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be acquired may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Knowledge of broadcasting, journalism and the production of content for multiple media platforms: radio, television and internet.
2. Considerable knowledge and ability to use the both written and spoken English, including spelling, grammar, diction, vocabulary, sentence structure and paragraph construction.
3. Must have a comfortable and engaging on air and on camera presence.
4. Ability to keep track of multiple projects concurrently and meet daily and weekly deadlines, sometimes with little notice.
5. Ability to coordinate and oversee studio, field and post production activities related to assigned projects with other members of the production team.
6. Ability to produce content through all phases of production including concept, research, development, scripting, directing, shooting, editing, etc.
7. Must be organized, responsible and accurate with an attention to detail.
8. Must work well in a collaborative team centered environment.
9. Ability to operate audio recording and editing equipment.
10. Ability to operate video recording and editing equipment.
11. Ability to groom content for release in multiple media formats, audio, video, internet.
12. Ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal communications.
13. Possess a strong interest in the topic, the ability to translate complex information without losing nuance and at least a basic understanding of investigative reporting skills.

Level of Supervision

Works under the general supervision of the WyomingPBS General Manager.

Work Environment / Environmental Conditions

Work is performed in both an office setting and requires work in-the-field, occasionally in remote locations. Travel, evening and weekend work are occasionally required.

Physical Demands/Requirements

EQUIPMENT USED: Desktop computer, telephone, laptop computer, editing software, video and audio monitors and associated playback equipment. Automobile.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have sufficient visual acuity to be able to view television programming for appropriate, color, contrast and composition. Must have sufficient auditory acuity to be able to listen to television audio programming for quality and content. Must be ambulatory to the extent that walking a considerable distance over uneven terrain and up and down stairs would not be excessively difficult. Must have the ability to operate an automobile safely. Must be able to lift and carry recording and audio equipment weighing up to 20 pounds.

Number of Vacancies 1
Location Riverton
Position End Date (if temporary) 12/31/2017

Posting Detail Information

Central Wyoming College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Open Date 01/13/2017
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Position is open until filled with application review extended to March 28, 2017.
Copies of transcripts must be provided at time of application. Official transcripts will be required upon hiring from all degree granting institutions. If you cannot attach them to your application when prompted, please mail to CWC, ATTN: Human Resources, 2660 Peck Ave, Riverton, WY 82501.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please describe why you are interested in reporting on the issue of energy.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Central Wyoming College Website
    • Wyoming Workforce Website
    • Employee Referral
    • Local Print Advertising
    • Trade/Professional Publication/Website
    • Social Media
    • Other
  3. If you selected "Other" above, please specify how you heard about this position:

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 1
  2. Transcript 2
  3. Transcript 3
  4. Transcript 4
  5. Letter of Recommendation 1
  6. Multi Media
  7. Other Document 1
  8. Other Document 2