Job Title: Political Reporter Public Broadcasting Atlanta is looking for a qualified candidate to create compelling news and feature content for radio, digital, television and other news platforms. The Politics Reporter will work with the Politics desk to craft daily newscast items, features stories, series items and work as part of WABE’s collaboration with National Public Radio.
Georgia’s rise to political relevance nationally will also require the Politics Reporter (in coordination with other members of the Politics desk) to manage national and international collaborations with other radio and television media outlets.
In coordination with the Politics desk, the Politics Reporter will be covering major events like the legislative session as well as upcoming gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races. The reporter must be able to build contacts within campaigns and administrations and be able to report complex agenda items in an accessible and of course accurate manner.
Accountabilities: • Writing quickly and accurately on deadline for radio, digital and social about complex political issues for daily newscasts (when appropriate) and other platforms. • Serves as WABE reporter for local and national news programs, presenting local news and feature reports • Works in cooperation with the news department to compile stories and live, on-air presentation of local content for news programs. This will be a combination of in-studio production, interviewing (some live), coverage of special news assignments as directed, working with technical equipment related to broadcasting. • Serves on behalf of the station as a spokesperson and or representative at assigned station events or other community related forums. • Other duties as assigned by Senior Editors