General Assignment Reporter, WNYC.ORG

Posted On: December 21, 2010

Journalism Job

Media Organization: WNYC

Company Description

New York Public Radio is New York's premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC FM, WNYC AM, and WQXR, as well as and As America's most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City's cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international news reporting. Classical 105.9 WQXR is New York City’s sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, New York Public Radio produces content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station’s street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. For more information about WQXR, visit

Job Description

At the direction of the Editor, the General Assignment Reporter is responsible for reporting and producing content on the web site.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Produce content for the WNYC site as assigned, including reporting and writing articles and blog posts, formatting articles and blog posts, building slideshows and transcribing audio stories
• Produce complimentary web reporting for stories being developed by the WNYC newsroom staff for air
• Pitch and execute original, web-exclusive content, including original reporting and research and aggregation from other news sources with a focus on local, regional and national news presented with a New York perspective and highlighting topics that are driving the daily “New York Conversation.”
• Attend digital team and newsroom editorial meetings
• Comply with all New York Public Radio and department policies and guidelines
• This position requires use of a computer, telephone and other office and/or broadcast equipment; ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods
• Ability to work extended hours as needed
• Other duties as assigned
• Bachelor's degree, required
• 5 years experience in reporting required
• Excellent news writing, reporting and copy editing, required
• Impeccable journalistic integrity and editorial judgment, required
• Professional experience in Internet/New Media production, required
• Familiarity with social media tools and crowd sourcing
• Familiarity with Internet production software, required
• Graphics production and image optimization, preferred
• Experience working with content management systems, required
• Willingness and ability to learn new skills and concepts as necessary, required
• Proven ability to meet deadlines
• Ability to manage several projects concurrently
• Requires the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively and/or interact with other digital media staff, executives at New York Public Radio and colleagues
• Excellent communication skills—both oral and written—with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgrounds

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

To Apply:

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, salary requirements and resume online to with “GA Reporter” and your last name in the subject line.

New York Public Radio must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy.

Qualified candidates only please. No calls, no third-party submissions.

Due to the high volume of submissions, we are able to respond only to the candidates selected for interview. We appreciate your interest in employment with New York Public Radio.

New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.

To Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, salary requirements and resume online to with “GA Reporter” and your last name in the subject line.