Here are a few examples of broadcast, print and public service jobs advertised recently.
Radio — Environmental Reporter
(Aug. 20, 2015) — WFAE, the NPR news station in Charlotte, NC, is seeking an experienced journalist to cover the environment. We want a reporter who isn’t afraid to ask tough questions. We seek a reporter who wants to become an expert on multiple environmental issues and make them relevant to the public through great reporting and storytelling, someone who investigates and challenges the tit-for-tat spin that can come from industry, politicians, and activists. Among the topics this reporter can expect to cover: Traditional and alternative energy production (Charlotte is home to the nation’s largest utility, Duke Energy), coal ash, development, water pollution, and air pollution. 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 10-person newsroom plus our daily talk show staff. The ability to fill in as a backup host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered is also desirable. Qualifications — At least two years of reporting experience is required. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field is preferred. Must have excellent reporting and writing skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, audio editing software such as Adobe Audition, and Social Media a plus. (Details here)
Newspaper — Environmental Reporter
We appreciate a person who possesses speed along with accuracy, depth along with accessibility, lively prose along with expert sourcing. You’ll be rewarded with a rich palette of stories in San Diego County, a region with 3.1 million people that’s diverse in ecology, special-interest activism and environmental trends urban and rural. This a high-profile beat that will not disappoint. Your audience will span our newspaper, online and video platforms, not to mention opportunities to be featured in other Tribune media properties. Please submit your resume and clips to firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Service– Environmental Reporter
Appalachian Voices brings people together to protect the land, air, water and communities of central and southern Appalachia. We empower people to defend our region’s rich natural and cultural heritage by providing them with tools and strategies for successful grassroots campaigns. The Communications Associate at Appalachian Voices will educate the public about regional environmental issues through journalistic writing and direct outreach. As the Associate Editor of our bimonthly publication, The Appalachian Voice, this position is focused on writing and editing. The associate will also host educational webinars, mentor volunteers, and lead classroom presentations. Applicants should be passionate about high-quality communications and environmental issues in Appalachia.