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News Reporter

Location: Hybrid Remote/Bangor, Maine

Maine Public is seeking a full-time News Reporter to join a team dedicated to delivering independent and trusted journalism. Our News Reporters provide high-quality content for Maine Public Radio and our other news platforms, maintaining the highest standards of excellence professional on-air delivery. News Reporters must write quickly and communicate clearly within daily deadlines for radio, web, and video. This position reports news items and program segments, pitches daily story ideas, voices and produces multi-media stories. Additionally, the News Reporter develops sources and beats, regularly engages with the public, and must have the ability to react to, produce and post breaking news across the 24-hour news cycle, including evenings, weekends, overnights and early mornings.

With NPR, PBS, and other partners we strive to be the standard bearer for high-integrity journalism and programming. The successful candidate must thrive in a professional and dynamic environment, work well both in a team environment and independently, and demonstrate a love of public broadcasting.

Job Requirements: At least 2 years’ experience as a journalist, public media experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Radio news production preferred, television experience helpful. Deep familiarity with Maine preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Regular travel throughout the state and a valid driver’s license is required.

Maine Public offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, retirement, paid time off, dental, vision, health/wellness reimbursements and other supplemental benefits.

Apply for this position online with resume, cover letter, and work samples:

https://www.applitrack.com/mainepublic/onlineapp/

Every day Maine Public connects the people of Maine and our region to each other and to the world through the open exchange of information, ideas, and cultural content.

Maine Public Broadcasting is a state-wide independent public media resource, including PBS, NPR, BBC, and others, with a broad reach across Maine, into New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and most of New Brunswick, Canada. Through its radio, television, educational, and Web services, Maine Public provides ideas, information and lifelong learning to a diverse public. The majority of these services are available to everyone at no charge. Hundreds of thousands of people find value in Maine Public’s services every day.

It is the policy of Maine Public to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons and not to discriminate in employment due to race, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, age, military status or military service record, genetic information, or any other basis which may be protected by law. Maine Public is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Maine Public will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Human Resources Department: apply@mainepublic.org, 1-800-884-1717.

-Equal Opportunity Employer-