St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU
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Arts & Culture Reporter

Post Date:Apr 25, 2018Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:
Location: United States - Missouri - St. Louis Job Reference:25423
Job Description:

Application Deadline: February 09, 2018

St. Louis is a mid-size city, but it has thriving and eclectic arts communities. When it comes to music, we have everything from the blues to hip-hop, to classical and opera. There is a vibrant theater scene, several major arts institutions, innumerable galleries, a dynamic street art scene and an array of businesses that support them all.

St. Louis Public Radio is seeking an agile, creative, open-minded and driven reporter to cover the arts, artists and culture in the region.

We're looking for a reporter who can work arts and culture as a beat and report news on the region's arts institutions while also producing enterprising stories for listeners and readers on how artists create their work. The arts reporter also co-hosts the station's Cut & Paste podcast, which features in-depth conversations with artists. Other duties include contributing to coverage of breaking news and reporting on significant developments in the St. Louis region.

Qualifications:

The best candidates for this job will have:

  • Excellent writing skills with an ability to think creatively about telling stories for radio and the web, and to juggle a variety of assignments.
  • Demonstrated talent for discovering stories that go beyond press releases.
  • The ability to meet deadlines, respond to editing and adapt to new work situations, people, ideas, procedures and organizational structures.
  • A knack for building successful relationship with artists, musicians, curators, promoters and anyone else whose work touches the arts.
  • Effective spoken and written communications skills.
  • Successful candidates will exhibit maturity, reliability, composure and stability under pressure. They understand and abide by a high standard of professional ethics.

In addition, you must have at least at least five years working as a reporter or producer in a newsroom environment, with at least two years of experience covering the arts.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Audio production skills
  • Web writing skills
  • Amazing social media chops

Application Instructions:

Please note, you must complete the online application through the University of Missouri - St. Louis website to be considered for this position.

For complete job posting and benefits information, visit the UMSL Careers page. Job ID: 25423.




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Contact Information
St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU
Shula Neuman
3651 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63108
United States
Ph: 3145167353
Fax: n/a



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