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Senior reporter (Kansas City)

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 14:02 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Full time

Kansas City is seeking a senior reporter for Flatland. Under the supervision of the managing editor, the senior reporter will work across platforms and departments to produce in-depth, magazine-style stories and multimedia news content that is equally thoughtful and compelling about important civic affairs topkcs in the Kansas City area.

Salary range: $45,000-$55,000

Job functions
• Produce multimedia news content on important topics for distribution on Flatland, Kansas City PBS and 90.9 The Bridge
• Create written stories, photos, graphics, videos and data visualizations
• Generate ideas for stories, social media outreach and new ways to present content
• Help coordinate long-term editorial projects
• Assist as needed in editing, publishing and promoting digital content
• Provide editorial support as needed to other departments, including marketing, engagement and development
• At the direction of the managing editor, execute the strategic plan and editorial vision, and be responsible for the editorial integrity of content produced

Education and experiece required (an equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered)
• Bachelor's degree in journalism or closely related field
• Excellent reporting and storytelling skills, news judgment and ethical standards
• Experience conducting interviews and ability to contribute to broadcast productions
• Excellent project management skills for on-time delivery on tight deadlines
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends

Preferred but not required
• At least three years professional journalism experience
• Experience managing video distribution channels such as YouTube, Vimeo and iTunes
• Experience producing multimedia graphics
• Basic knowledge of video camera operation and editing software
• Basic knowledge of audio production

If interested in this exciting opportunity, send cover letter, resume and example of your writing skills to humanresources@kansascitypbs.org Please include in your cover letter how you learned about this position.

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