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Richmond Bureau Chief-WVTF

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Senior Vice Pres Advancement
Department: Communications and Marketing
Location: Fully Remote, Richmond, Virginia
Categories: Advancement, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing

Job Description

Serves as reporter/bureau chief providing news/information content for various programs/sources from the Richmond area. The successful candidate will be based in the capitol as the lead news producer and reporter for this key listening location in our network of stations in Virginia as well as a consistent contributor to our existing Virginia Public Radio Partnership. ||This position requires significant experience in reporting, editing, and storytelling with emphasis on creating pieces that reflect WVTF/RADIO IQ's high standards of journalism and production values as well as Public Radio's Core Values for News Programming. ||The successful candidate will be a part of and reside in the Richmond community with the ability to respond to local news assignments and events in a timely fashion.

Required Qualifications

Demonstrated experience in areas such as, reporting, interviewing, researching, news writing/text editing, audio editing, producing stories, and enterprise journalism.
Strong computer and people skills.
Must be an enthusiastic, enterprise journalist possessing qualifications that include: excellent writing, editing and production skills; ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision in the creation of high-quality news content, including the skills necessary to develop their own sources and story ideas in line with WVTF/RADIOIQ's goal of comprehensively serving and being a part of the Richmond community.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field or the equivalent training and experience
A reliable source of transportation with an active driver’s license.
Flexibility with work schedule – may need to work weekends, holidays, or in inclement weather.
The ability to speak fluently.

Preferred Qualifications

Substantial reporting experience.
Experience working in public radio.
Familiarity with our broadcast area and Virginia.
Demonstrated experience with broadcast equipment in the studio and in the field such as audio capture software, preparing audio for online posting and other new media tools, digital recorders and other digital equipment used in broadcasting.
Professional, conversational sound in live and recorded work.

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Commensurate with experience

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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