St. Louis is rich with science and environmental stories. Where else will you find a landfill with an underground fire right next to a landfill contaminated with radioactive waste? Where else do you have debates over how best to manage coal ash ponds in an area prone to flooding? And where else can you find all of that in the same city where some of the most cutting edge scientific research is happening at three major universities?
St. Louis Public Radio is looking for an environment & science reporter to report, write and produce news stories for radio and web.
We're looking for a storyteller who isn't afraid to explore complicated stories and tell them coherently and in a way that lets people know why the information matters. We want a reporter who can see through PR spin and explain the issues accurately, honestly and creatively. The ideal candidate should also have a record of journalistic excellence, a passion for storytelling and enthusiasm for innovation.
St. Louis Public Radio has a unique fellowship opportunity for a budding journalist who wants to hone his or her skills while working in a dynamic, driven, entrepreneurial newsroom.
This one-year fellowship is designed to discover, encourage and train a new generation of public media talent.
The person selected will have the opportunity to pursue in-depth on-air and online projects that cover topics associated with diversity, including race, access, immigration, class differences and culture.
Applicants need not have journalism or radio experience, but must show an aptitude for writing and telling stories. The fellow will gain experiences with reporting across a variety of media. They should be able to demonstrate initiative and creativity; have eagerness to learn the tools of the trade; and be comfortable paving their own way in a variety of situations.
The fellow will work alongside highly respected reporters, editors, producers (including talk show producers) and production personnel. Training will begin by observing station life and will include exposure to:
Being part of the St. Louis Public Radio newsroom comes with certain expectations as listed below:
The fellowship will be based at St. Louis Public Radio's state-of-the-art studios. It lasts 12 months with full 40-hour work weeks required. The fellow will receive a stipend and benefits.
St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU and Quincy Public Radio | 90.3 WQUB know that a diverse workforce, management team, governing body, and Community Advisory Board contribute greatly to our knowledge and understanding of the St. Louis and Quincy 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 KWMU and WQUB. St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU and Quincy Public Radio | 90.3 WQUB 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/Quincy Public Radio adopts federal and state law, KWMU/WQUB’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Diversity Eligibility Criteria.