Business Reporter (Temp)

Posted On: December 21, 2011

Journalism Job

Media Organization: New York Public Radio

Company Description

New York Public Radio is home to three of the country’s leading public radio stations—WNYC 93.9 FM, WNYC AM 820, and WQXR 105.9 FM—as well as the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. As America’s most listened-to public radio stations* and New York's premier multi-platform public radio franchise, it collectively reaches a monthly audience of more than11.5 million.

WNYC and WNYC is a major producer of original, award-winning local and national content. It originates for public radio nationwide programs and podcasts like Radiolab, The Takeaway, Freakonomics, On The Media and Studio 360. WNYC maintains a centralized newsroom and its award-winning reporters contribute regularly to online and local news broadcasts and to the nationally-distributed news programs Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace and The Takeaway. Also, WNYC produces the signature daily programs The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate Show, Soundcheck and New Sounds. Five WNYC programs — Radio Lab, On the Media, Studio 360, The Brian Lehrer Show, and Radio Rookies, its youth journalism program serving teens in all five boroughs, have been recognized with George Foster Peabody Awards, the highest honor in broadcasting journalism. WNYC’s original content is available to people wherever they are via mobile platforms, online audio streams, podcasts and social media. In addition, WNYC presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company, broadcasting a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming.

WQXR and Classical 105.9 WQXR is New York City’s sole classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. also hosts Q2, an HD broadcast and web stream dedicated to discovery, giving listeners an opportunity to experience exceptional music, classic and contemporary, that they likely have not heard before. WQXR’s smart, engaging hosts provide distinctive context for the music they love to play. And serves the global classical music community through online listening, playlists, host blogs and New York City cultural news. WQXR also offers Metropolitan Opera Radio Saturday Matinee Broadcasts, The Philharmonic This Week, McGraw Hill Young Artists Showcase evenings, and Symphony Hall.

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space and Our street-front broadcast studio and performance venue produces a full season of original programming – as well as WNYC and WQXR shows, concerts and events – for live, radio and online audiences. It is becoming an anchor in our growing, exciting Hudson Square neighborhood in lower Manhattan.

(*Source: Arbitron)

Job Description


The Business Reporter, at the direction of the Business & Economics Editor, supports the strategic goals for expanding daily coverage of business news stories, focusing on local, regional and national news presented with a New York perspective and highlighting topics that drive the “New York Conversation.”

The Business Reporter will regularly file broadcast and Web stories. These stories will range from shorter, daily news segments to longer features. The Business Reporter must have knowledge of economic, finance and business and collaborate with reporters and producers at WNYC as well as sources outside of the station.

This is a four month temporary position.


Report, produce and write for WNYC broadcast programs and Web site to include pitching and reporting original stories as well as filing reports based on news of the day

Produce complimentary web reporting including active use of social media

Cover various beats while delivering substantive reports

Deliver live and taped 2-ways with hosts

Gather information as well as audio for programs

Work with other producers, editors to provide information

Attend digital team and newsroom editorial meetings

Ability to work extended hours as needed, including some evenings and weekends, and may be required to be on-call at times

Other duties as assigned


Bachelor's degree required

2-4 years broadcast journalism experience with special emphasis on business and economic news

Breaking news experience a plus

Broadcast and web news writing, reporting and copy editing, required

Knowledge of broadcast audio editing, online production and skills

Self-starter with proven ability to meet deadlines and pay close attention to detail and fact-checking

Ability to plan for future events and enterprise original stories or coverage angles

Impeccable journalistic integrity and editorial judgment, required

Ability to develop a comprehensive vision and lead others toward it, required

Willingness and ability to learn new skills and concepts as necessary, preferred

Ability to manage several projects concurrently

This position requires use of a computer, telephone and other office and/or broadcast equipment; ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods

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

Requires the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively and/or interact with other staff at New York Public Radio

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.

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

To Apply

To apply online go to: Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume. New York Public Radio must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy.