Reporter

THE POSITION:
 
WFAE, the NPR station in Charlotte, NC, seeks a full-timer reporter. The successful candidate will be the lead reporter on health care coverage, but will also be expected to fulfill general assignment duties.  We want a journalist who asks tough questions. We want someone who investigates difficult topics and makes them relevant through superb reporting and storytelling on multiple platforms. The ideal candidate will be adept at filing spots, superspots and feature-length reports for local and national programming. The person must be willing to work with and learn from others in a 14-person newsroom. The ability to fill in as a backup host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and fill-in as a newscaster, is also desirable.
 
College degree or commensurate experience required, one year of experience in the journalism field is preferred.  This person must be able to work well under deadline pressure, demonstrate patience, understand the needs of various others, and maintain a clear sense of priorities in a demanding environment.  Must be able to see, hear, speak, reach, grasp, operate and input data into a computer, sit and stand for long periods of time and move freely about the building. A high level of concentration skills and the ability to be detail-oriented are of value. Must be able to communicate in person with individuals or groups and answer and speak on the phone. Must be able to travel locally when necessary using personal or public transportation to assist in meetings and solicitation visits, which may require irregular hours on a regular basis.  Professional appearance is a must. Light travel may be required . Valid driver’s license required. WFAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Please send cover letter and resume to careers@wfae.org with the title of the position in the subject line.
 
THE ORGANIZATION:
 
WFAE 90.7 is a member-supported, locally owned, independent radio station committed to delivering the highest quality news and public affairs programming for its listeners in the Charlotte Metrolina
region, as well as Piedmont and the Carolina foothills. WFAE is the most listened-to public radio station
in the Charlotte area, offering a broad range of national, international, and regional news from National
Public Radio, the BBC, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and WFAE’s award-winning
newsroom. The station is committed to providing fact-based, in-depth information that helps create a
more informed, engaged, and empowered community and enables citizens to better understand shared
challenges, seize important opportunities, and enjoy this special place they call home. As Charlotte has
grown, so has WFAE, with a creative website in addition to broadcasts that now reach more than 200,000 listeners a week in a 22-county area.
 
The station has garnered numerous journalistic honors, including four Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, including one award in 2014. The staff produces the award-winning Charlotte Talks, hosted daily by Mike Collins, featuring guests from all walks of life. In 2008, the station launched its “Public Conversations Series” that brings together area residents to discuss important issues in a community forum.