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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, 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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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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Radio station seeks digital reporter.

That's not a mistake.

St. Louis Public Radio is committed to serving our audience with stories that provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. We are just as committed to providing digital stories to serve that mission as we are radio stories. So, we decided it's time to hire a general assignment reporter whose main focus is telling stories digitally. We are looking for a hard-driving reporter who can get to the heart of a story quickly. The ideal candidate can report and write breaking news with panache and speed while also diving deeply into larger issues to provide context and clarity.

While all reporters in the newsroom are expected to produce stories for both radio and the web, this position is charged with thinking about how we can cover both breaking news and enterprise reporting in a way that serves our digital audience first.

Characteristic Duties:

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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 and sometimes chaotic 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 on-air and online projects that cover topics associated with diversity. We define diversity very broadly. It includes issues of race, questions of access, immigration, class differences and culture -- all within the context of our existing reporting beats.

Applicants need not have journalism or radio experience, but must show an aptitude for writing and telling stories. The successful candidate will display the promise to excel at reporting across a variety of media. Applicants should be able 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.

Training and Expectations:

The fellow will work alongside our reporters, editors and producers. Training will include:

Being part of the St. Louis Public Radio newsroom comes with certain expectations. As part of your work you will:

The fellowship will be based at St. Louis Public Radio. It lasts 12 months with full 40-hour work weeks required. The fellow will receive a stipend and benefits.

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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.