Saturday, July 2, 2022

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The U.S. Supreme Court strips the EPA's power to curb pollution, California takes a big step toward universal health care, and a Florida judge will temporarily block the state's 15-week abortion ban.

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SCOTUS significantly limits the Clean Air Act and rules against the "Stay in Mexico" policy, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn in to office, and President Biden endorses a filibuster carveout for abortion rights.

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From flying saucers to bologna: America's summer festivals kick off, rural hospitals warn they do not have the necessities to respond in the post-Roe scramble, advocates work to counter voter suppression, and campaigns encourage midterm voting in Indian Country.

Employment

Public News Service is an equal opportunity employer committed to supporting a diverse, inclusive and collaborative work environment for everyone and occasionally seeks highly qualified candidates to join our team of dedicated social entrepreneurs. The PNS team is full of self-starters who can follow established protocols while also creatively approaching challenges, have a sense of humor and work well with different personalities in a rapidly changing environment. Our goal is to foster an environment of equity and equality both internally and externally, and we recognize that it takes transformational change. Whether our differences are visible or private, all are welcome. We thrive on our differences and celebrate all the life experiences our employees bring to the newsroom.

If you would like us to have your resume on file, you are invited to e-mail it to
jobs@publicnewsservice.org.

 

Title: Audio Broadcast News Reporter/Producer
Employment Status: Full-Time
Location: Remote, currently hiring in the Midwest and New England

 Are you passionate about social justice and concerned about news deserts in the United States? Are you excited by the idea of reporting on critical issues affecting local communities? Then we want to hear from you! Public News Service, a national newswire for public interest and social justice reporting, is looking for experienced Audio Broadcast News Reporters with solid audio recording and editing experience to join our team on the East Coast and Midwest. The ideal candidate not only has extensive experience in news gathering/reporting and spot news and broadcast writing, but also knows their way around the world of digital sound.

 This is a fully remote position, so please only apply if you have strong digital sound recording and editing skills and already have an established ability to record, voice and edit from your virtual office.

 We're a small group with a big mission, and we depend heavily on each other for support, compassion, and accountability. We have a newsroom sensibility and are 100% detail-oriented and deadline driven.

 In this position, you will be responsible for:

  • Evaluating news leads and tips to develop story ideas, or receiving story assignments
  • Building independently a community of sources and other contacts
  • Gathering and verifying information and sources through interviews, research and observation
  • Organizing materials and writing stories according to editorial guidelines
  • Developing scripts for audio recording and broadcast
  • Working with a team of editors
  • Recording and editing audio files to accompany print stories
  • Meeting tight deadlines and managing a daily schedule independently

 What we require:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience working in a fast-paced news environment (commercial media or wire service work preferred) and a true nose for news
  • Demonstrated expertise with digital interviewing/voicing/recording and editing
  • Home or other remote recording ability and experience with various digital technologies
  • Familiarity with the public interest news environment, cultural trends, and emerging issues
  • Proven success building relationships and creating productive partnerships
  • Ability to juggle multiple forms of communication and social media
  • Sense of humor and innovative spirit a definite plus
  • Experience working within a virtual team preferred

Compensation
$50,000-$60,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Employees are eligible for Paid Time Off and family leave; health insurance; and retirement match (up to 3%). Very infrequent travel may be required.

Who We Are
Our member-, grant-, and media-supported model provides content to media outlets that highlights community issues and gives voice to those marginalized by media consolidation on top of historical inequities. This multi-platform distribution network reaches a wide geographic and ideological audience where they are, with over 4,000 outlets regularly featuring our reporting to an average audience of 60 million weekly. We are a Certified B Corporation consciously working to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive news company. Partly employee-owned and committed to addressing and rectifying the harm that journalism can and has caused, PNS is the first newswire member of the Trust Project, which demonstrates the highest standards of journalistic transparency and ethics.

How to apply
Send cover letter telling why you would be perfect for the job and resume to jobs [at] publicnewsservice.org with “PNS Producer (your last name and your home state)” in the subject line.

Additional Information
Public News Service is an equal opportunity employer. The complex issues we face as a society demand different perspectives. For Public News Service, this means including a wide variety of voices from all backgrounds as sources and producers. Whether our differences are visible or private, all are welcome, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental ability or experience in the judicial system.

Contact Us

3980 Broadway Suite 103 Box 139
Boulder, CO 80304
Phone: 303.448.9105
Toll free: 888.891.9416
Fax: 208.247.1830

Complete Staff List

Chris Thomas
Senior Editor
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Mary Schuermann Kuhlman
Senior Producer
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Tania Gomezdaza
Spanish Producer
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Lark Corbeil
CEO/Publisher & Founder
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