Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism-CUNY

Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism-CUNY


Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation
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City Government Reporter

Post Date:Apr 23, 2024Type:Full time
Start Date:ImmediatelySalary:47000
Location: United States - Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Job Reference:
Job Description:

The Opportunity


Join 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station, as the City Government Reporter!

WESA seeks a reporter to cover Pittsburgh city government, elected officials and agencies, producing compelling features, breaking news, and newscast and digital updates for WESA’s news broadcast and website. The successful reporter will cover policy, campaigns, and issues exploring the actions and accountability of city leaders and officials, with a focus on the human impact and outcomes of government decisions. This full-time exempt position reports to the Government & Accountability Editor.

What you’ll do:

  • Research, report, write, and produce multimedia spot and feature stories for WESA’s air and digital platforms, aligning with newsroom productivity goals.
  • Consistently generate and pitch creative, thoughtful and original story ideas in multiple media, while accepting and willingly executing assignments from newsroom managers.
  • Mix and edit audio reports, including in the field.
  • Write crisp, clear news reports on deadline for web.
  • Take still photos and video in the field.
  • Advance the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals of the newsroom.
  • Work during off-hours and weekends, as needed.
  • Make public appearances to enhance WESA’s engagement and brand, as needed.
  • Participate in on-air and online fundraising, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-motivated team player with a track record of producing daily news stories and features of interest to designated audiences.
  • Sound and ethical judgment, with a scrupulous commitment to objectivity, balance and fairness.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Experience in audio journalism is a plus (but not necessary).
  • Creativity and sound judgment in social media usage.
  • Ability to travel throughout the region and work flexible hours when necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience/training.
  • Three or more years of reporting experience in a professional newsroom environment. This is not an entry-level position.
  • Experience covering city- or municipal-level government and politics is a plus.
  • Strong reporting, writing and technical skills.
  • Honesty and integrity in all dealings.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of PCBC and its stations.

About Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting is a team full of passionate and fun people dedicated to our crafts as well as our communities.


We operate two local public radio stations and a local newsroom that serves the community across radio, digital and event platforms. 90.5 WESA is Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station and WESA News is an award-winning, dynamic and ambitious newsroom serving southwestern Pennsylvania over-the-air, online and through our daily newsletter, Inbox Edition. 91.3 WYEP is one of the most highly regarded non-commercial Triple-A music stations in the country and has been a cultural institution in Pittsburgh for almost 50 years. 

Our organization plays a vital role in building connections across southwestern Pennsylvania and strengthening our communities through exceptional journalism and cultural exploration and education . . . and we have a powerful broadcast network to help!


What’s it like working at PCBC?

At Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting we work hard, do great things, and have fun doing them.  Our culture is collegial, and manager’s doors (if they even have one!) are always open.  We recognize that people do their best when they can keep a good balance between their work and personal lives and embrace flexibility as an asset.

Our compensation packages are generous.  We provide competitive base salaries in a very affordable city. The minimum compensation for the City Government Reporter position is $47,000, commensurate with experience and ability. Our full-time exempt employees also get access to an extensive benefits package, including a generous retirement plan (with a dollar-for-dollar match of up to 6% !), medical, dental and vision, three weeks of vacation, sick time, 10 company holidays and 8 weeks of paid new parent leave. We invest in the professional growth of our team, encouraging continuing education and participation in conferences and seminars.

We are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Want to know more?

We believe a strong organization includes employees from a broad range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences, and passions. And if you don’t meet every position qualification, but you have a story to tell, we’d still like to hear it. Please apply and tell us more about yourself. Visit our careers page to get more details and to apply.


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Contact Information
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation
Courtnae Turko
67 Bedford Sq.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
United States
Ph: 4123156771

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