Reporter/Producer - Health

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporter/Producer - Health

WXXI Public Broadcasting seeks an innovative and inquisitive reporter to cover a wide range of health issues for the region’s most respected newsroom in Rochester, NY. The health reporter/producer will live in the region and report daily news and enterprise pieces ranging from consumer health issues, to in-depth reporting on health policy and systems. The opioid epidemic, which is an important issue in upstate NY, will be important to this beat, as will thoughtful coverage of the impact of national and state health policy on the greater Rochester areas. This beat also includes the opportunity to be part of a multiplatform initiative providing high-profile reporting on issues pertaining to disabilities. This position may occasionally contribute general assignment reports as well.

WXXI’s merged TV, radio and online newsrooms benefit from a collaborative culture and the resources of NPR and PBS. The bulk of the stories you will report will be audio and radio stories. You may contribute to television news programs on occasion and WXXI will provide support and/or training for video production of news stories that appear on TV. This position reports to the News Director.

We are searching for a reporter with skills in health reporting and who has a keen interest in creative story-telling across many platforms. Since WXXI is a leader in collaborative journalism involving multi-partner projects, enthusiasm for collaboration is a must for this position.

You’ll need to be an excellent writer, be engaged with social media and have experience with, or a willingness to learn digital-first production.

Rochester New York benefits from a central local location among the population centers of New York State. Rochester is in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, and is home to a quality of life that is second to none. The Genesee River, the Erie Canal and Lake Ontario offer natural beauty to the area. There is a city neighborhood and urban village for every taste, and suburban life offers great services within 20 minutes of the city. Rochester contains high-quality, reasonably-priced housing, public transportation and world-class arts, music, cultural events and festivals.

Qualified applicants may submit cover letter and resume and current audio & writing samples to [email protected] or WXXI, Human Resource Dept., 280 State St., Rochester, NY 14614. WXXI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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