Posted on: April 11, 2014
St. Louis Public Radio, following its recent merger with The St. Louis Beacon, is seeking a full-time Health & Science reporter to cover news that matters to the St. Louis region. We’re looking for someone with deep knowledge of health, healthcare policy and research, and science. The ideal candidate should also have a record of journalistic excellence, a passion for storytelling and enthusiasm for innovation. The ideal candidate will: -- Be able to identify relevant, health and science-related stories, put them into context and explain them in an engaging manner. -- Possess the capacity to understand issues relevant to the region -- Have a background in health and/or science and be familiar with trends and issues. -- Be willing to experiment with multiple forms of storytelling for the web, the radio and mobile. -- Help foster community discussion around health, science or environmental issues that are impacting the region. St. Louis Public Radio has recently relocated to a state of the art facility in the Grand Center Arts and Entertainment District in St. Louis.
A bachelor’s degree in communications, science or a related field is required. The candidate must have a minimum of two years reporting experience. Successful previous public radio reporting and digital editing experience is desirable. Apply online only: http://www.umsl.edu/jobs.html. Audition CD or MP3 file of sample newscasts and published work also required for consideration; send labeled CD sample to: Shula Neuman, St. Louis Public Radio, 3651 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108; or electronic samples firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include with your submission a cover letter outlining your qualifications and your ideas for how this job can best serve St. Louis area residents. For additional information, call: 314-516-7353. Application deadline: May 2, 2014