Reporter, Health and Equity

New Hampshire Public Radio (Concord, New Hampshire)

Posted 2 weeks ago

New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) is seeking a curious, innovative and thoughtful reporter to join our newsroom and help shape a new beat covering health with a special focus on equity and justice. As in the rest of the country, COVID-19 has exposed the links in New Hampshire between individual health outcomes and long-standing racial, economic and social inequities. And in a state where the percentage of immigrants and people of color is growing, particularly among young people, we’re looking for a reporter who can tell stories that reflect the increasing diversity of New Hampshire’s communities. The health and equity reporter will examine health and health care systems through the lens of race, equity, and demographic change. Other dynamics that will shape this beat include the state’s continuing opioid crisis, hospital consolidation, access to health care, and poverty. You will also join other reporters in the newsroom in covering elections and occasional general assignment duties. The position reports to the News Director and is based in our newsroom in Concord.

Our ideal candidate will have a background in broadcast, print or digital journalism and will be ready to jump on breaking news, but we’re also looking for someone with a passion for creative storytelling and exploring unexpected stories that touch our audience and make an impact. Collaboration is also key to how we work, and we’re looking for someone who loves teaming up with others. NHPR is committed to mentoring our journalists, including candidates from untraditional professional backgrounds, and helping them develop as journalists and leaders. With beaches, lakes, cities and mountains, New Hampshire is both a peaceful and dynamic place to live. NHPR has policies regarding fair compensation and a generous benefits package that includes three weeks paid vacation time and eleven paid holidays, as well as paid sick and parental leave.

New Hampshire Public Radio is an independent and trusted source for news and information, and the state’s largest radio news service. NHPR’s newsroom, digital team, podcasts and original programs consistently earn national recognition for their in-depth reporting and production. NHPR is the winner of the 2015, 2017 and 2018 National Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence.

Responsibilities include:

  • Gather, write and produce news reports for on-air broadcast and digital distribution.
  • Use initiative and source development to develop both daily news and enterprise reporting.
  • Stay up to date on national and regional issues shaping the health care industry.
  • Develop new projects for NHPR News, including multi-part series and digital products, with a focus on journalism and storytelling that engages a new, diverse audience.
  • Work varied shifts to meet news coverage demands, including breaking news and other appropriate coverage reasons.
  • Engage with communities around the state to deepen understanding of their beat and build audience for their work.
  • Utilize social media applications, such as Facebook, Twitter and others, to disseminate news to the NHPR audience.
  • Participate in station fundraising, live appearances and sponsorship activities.
  • Seek professional development opportunities, with support of managers, and take initiative to learn new skills in reporting, on-air presentation and digital news production.

Qualifications:

We believe a strong newsroom includes journalists from a range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences and passions. If you don’t meet every qualification we’ve outlined but are intrigued by this position and feel you could be a good fit, we’d still love to hear from you. Please apply and tell us more about yourself.

  • A minimum of two years of reporting experience.
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills, and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated news judgment in recognizing the relative importance of a news story and in developing stories.
  • Demonstrated success building trust with sources to produce original news coverage.
  • Ability to develop creative approaches to human interest coverage and feature stories.
  • Passion and intuition for radio, a keen eye and ear for media trends and audience needs.
  • Ability to represent NHPR standards and code of ethics in the course of interviewing, reporting and use of social media.
  • B.A. or relevant experience.

Other qualifications that might be useful:

  • One year of broadcast journalism, with radio script writing experience, is preferred.
  • Experience covering one of the following is preferred: health care, opioids, racial equity or newcomer and immigrant communities.
  • Technologically versatile with willingness to expand skills. Multimedia skills, including experience in producing or editing data visualizations, video or other digital media, as well as audio, are desirable.
  • Proficiency in a language other than English.

New Hampshire Public Radio believes that diversity is important to our success. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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