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Editor (CPB Project)

Join a groundbreaking effort to make public radio more diverse in sound, story and sources. St. Louis Public Radio is looking for an editor to lead a nationwide, four-person team of reporters for a collaborative project with the mission of improving the diversity of issues, voices and perspectives in public media storytelling.

The project is funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and includes four stations across the country (St. Louis; Hartford, Connecticut; Portland, Oregon; and Kansas City). Each station is hiring one reporter and St. Louis Public Radio is also hiring an editor, based in St. Louis, to guide the project.

The goal is to provide a fresh examination of race and ethnicity in the U.S.country, through the unique lens of the cities involved in the project. We aim to cover a wider scope of issues than we currently do, hear from people who are often overlooked and ultimately expand the impact of our reporting.

For that reason, it's important that we find an editor who is highly organized, a good communicator, a skilled leader and sharp thinker. We want someone who is passionate about covering issues of race, ethnicity and diversity and who is dedicated to quality journalism. A background in radio is not necessary, but a passion for public radio-style storytelling and a commitment to the mission of public radio is essential. We will train those who haven't worked in radio before.

The editor's job is multifaceted. It includes communicating with reporters and editing stories from conception to completion, ensuring the goals of the grant are met, managing regular communication with the four newsrooms, traveling regularly to the stations where the other reporters are based and organizing training sessions for reporters.

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Reporter (CPB Project)

We are at pivotal moment in how we view, discuss, and think about race and ethnicity in this country. Public media strives to tell stories that accurately reflect all segments of our communities. But we can do better.

St. Louis Public Radio is looking for a reporter to join a nationwide, five-person team of journalists that is tasked with telling stories that reflect the diversity of issues, people and perspectives important to the region and to the nation.

Each of the four stations (St. Louis; Hartford, Connecticut; Portland, Oregon; and Kansas City, Missouri) is hiring a reporter. Plus, St. Louis Public Radio is hiring an editor who will be based in St. Louis and who will lead the team.

Funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the reporter will be part of a project that grew out of the recognition that improving the diversity of issues, voices and perspectives in public media storytelling will improve our journalism.

The goal is for the team to provide a fresh examination of race and ethnicity in the country through the unique lens of the cities involved in the project. We aim to cover a wider scope of issues than we currently do, hear from people who are often overlooked and ultimately expand the impact of our reporting across a broader spectrum of communities.

The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic about telling stories that reflect a variety of interests, issues and people. The candidate should have at least three years of reporting experience and should be open to working on an innovative, experimental and collaborative team. Radio experience isn't necessary, but a passion for audio storytelling and the mission of public media is essential. Don't worry if you've never touched a mic before or been on air. We will train you.

Being a part of this reporting project will give you the opportunity to report on issues that are specific to the region as well as those that affect the entire country. You'll have the opportunity to file for NPR and to create stories for multiple media platforms.

Characteristic Duties:

Supervision Received:

The reporter works with the diversity editor based in St. Louis. The reporter may also have support and direction from other editors at St. Louis Public Radio.

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Digital Engagement Producer

St. Louis Public Radio seeks a sharp and creative professional to be the primary eyes, ears and voice of St. Louis Public Radio newsroom online as our Engagement Producer.

The Engagement Producer will be a member of the digital news team and the chief voice behind all of our main social media channels at St. Louis Public Radio. This is an opportunity for the right person to take the wheel of a news brand.

An ideal candidate will be familiar with metrics tools and comfortable making quick, independent decisions based on both quantitative and qualitative factors. We know numbers help us understand our successes and failures, but they aren't the whole story.

Good judgment and journalistic ethics are also key in this position since you are a front-line ambassador to the community.

An ideal candidate will also have a commitment to building trust, listening to and meaningfully engaging with the St. Louis Public Radio audience, both online and in person.

The Engagement Producer will report to the Digital Editor.

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Editor

St. Louis Public Radio has an amazing opportunity for a creative, innovative, enthusiastic editor who can take the germ of a story idea and work with reporters to turn it into an audio and online gem. We are looking for an editor to oversee our politics, education and criminal justice team. This editor is passionate about politics and policy (especially for Missouri and Illinois) who knows that telling stories about politics is explaining how policies impact everyday people.

This position is a supervisory one, overseeing a team of reporters and coordinating with other subject-matter and digital editors to set journalism coverage at St. Louis Public Radio. The position is ideal for someone whose interests are diverse and who is knowledgeable about issues specific to our region, but who can also make connections to national relevance.

Although the job does not require radio experience, the ability to learn the intricacies of radio journalism - and understand how editing for radio differs from print - is essential. Additionally, candidates should be comfortable creating online stories that push the boundaries of traditional storytelling.

Above all, the ideal candidate should also have a record of journalistic excellence, a passion for storytelling and enthusiasm for innovation.

Responsibilities:

This person will:

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Afternoon Host/Announcer

Description:

St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU, St. Louis' NPR station located in Grand Center, is seeking a dynamic full-time Afternoon Host/Announcer to join our team. If you're looking to apply your on-air hosting, interviewing, and production skills in a creative, agile environment where you can have a significant impact on the future of our public media organization - this is your opportunity.

Responsibilities include hosting our afternoon drive-time shift that includes NPR's All Things Considered and APM's Marketplace, preparing for and conducting live or recorded interviews for use during our regionally produced talk show, St. Louis on the Air, serving as a back-up host for SLOTA, recording opens and closes for use on various platforms including NPR One, producing and editing promos and features, and other on-air production.

The successful candidate for this opening should have strong on-air fundraising experience and the ability to emcee and represent our organization in the public at various events and functions.

The Afternoon Host/Announcer is expected to stay up-to-date on the latest news and information about our region, nation, and world to relate relevant and timely information to our audiences, on-air and online.

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Associate Producer, We Live Here

Description and Responsibilities:

We Live Here, a podcast for people somewhere on the woke spectrum, needs an extra set of hands to help us make our show.

We've been up and running for about three years and have been incubated inside St. Louis Public Radio. We operate like a startup, and we get deep into issues of race and class. Oh, and we just signed a deal with PRX, which is the production and distribution engine behind some of the best shows out there, including This American Life, Reveal and The Moth Radio Hour.

And now we need you to help us build on this momentum, come up with the next great episode, plan our next storytelling event. And to be honest, help us make sure sure we don't drop a ball. Things we have in mind include helping us shape audio stories and coming up with new and impactful ways to engage and grow our audience.

This is a part-time, one year, contracted position. Although we're working on nailing down funding needed to extend it beyond that.

The formal job requirements are listed below. But the bottom line is we need a true team member. We don't want to just assign you stuff, we want you to assign yourself stuff. To take full ownership, learn and have fun.

We'd love for you to be based in St. Louis. But if you are the right candidate, we're cool with you working remotely.

We're open to people at all points in their career and from all backgrounds.

Supervision Received:

The producer reports directly to We Live Here co-hosts.

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Talk Show Producer

St. Louis Public Radio seeks a fulltime talk show producer to produce digital and broadcast content for its talk show program St. Louis on the Air and other special broadcasts.

The job entails spearheading the show's digital presence by ensuring the show has a consistent voice online and in social media. The producer will also be responsible for producing, researching and booking guests for show segments, and producing other broadcast content.

The ideal candidate should have an insatiable curiosity, an ability to produce compelling, thoughtful and thought-provoking show content online and on air, capacity to understand the challenges and opportunities that face the St. Louis region and grasp our connection to national and global issues, enthusiasm for finding new ways to increase the impact of our work and ability to initiate metrics analysis to assess engagement.

The Talk Show Producer will report to the Senior Talk Show Producer.

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Diversity Statement

St. Louis Public Radio knows that a diverse workforce, management team, governing body, and Friends of St. Louis Public Radio Board contribute greatly to our knowledge and understanding of our region's diverse communities, and to our ability to deliver content and services that will help us attract, grow and engage audiences and help them to achieve their full potential.

We endeavor to recruit from a broad pool of candidates enabling us to hire and promote qualified candidates with a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, personal experiences and characteristics, and talents that reasonably reflect the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by St. Louis Public Radio. St. Louis Public Radio will continue to explore new opportunities for achieving and promoting this diversity and to monitor and evaluate our success.

This means St.Louis Public Radio adopts federal and state law, St. Louis Public Radio's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Diversity Eligibility Criteria.