WNPR, the local NPR affiliate in Hartford, CT is looking for a reporter to join a nationwide five-person team of journalists with a specific mandate: to improve the diversity of issues, voices, and perspectives in public media storytelling. This network of journalists will take a fresh examiniation of race and diversity -- bringing context to issues that are similar and different across the United States. We are at a pivotal moment in how we view, discuss and think about race and ethnicity in this country. Public media strives to tell stories that accurately reflect all sements of our communities.
Funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcating, each of the four participating stations (WNPR in Hartfor, CT; St. Louis Public Radio in St. Louis, MO; KCUR in Kansas City, MO; and Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, OR) is hiring a reporter. In addition, St. Louis Public Radio is hiring an editor who will lead the team of reporters. We aim to cover a wider scope of issues than we currently do; heart from people who are often overlooked; and expand the impact of our reporting across a broader spectrum of communities.
The ideal candidate should be open to working on an innovative, experimenta, and collaborative team. Radio experience isn`t necessary, but a passion for audio storytelling and the mission of public media is essential. Being a part of this reporting project will give you the opportunity to report on issues that are specific to the region and the nation. You`ll be able to file stories for NPR and the create multimedia stories.