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Indiana Public Broadcasting / WFYI
1630 N Meridian
Indianapolis, Indiana (United States)

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Video Reporter/Producer


Job ID: 57316
Job Views: 765
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Television
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 08.29.2019

Job Description

DESCRIPTION

Reporting Relationship: This position is part of Indiana's IPB News statewide journalism collaboration, which is partner-funded and receives grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Lilly Endowment. It is based at WFYI near downtown Indianapolis, with statewide reporting responsibilities. The position reports directly to the IPB News Managing Editor.

IPB News was established in 2015 by nine Indiana Public Broadcasting stations to share resources, extend services, grow audience and fill news gaps left by declining funding for print and television news. It began as a statewide team of beat reporters based in northern, central and southern Indiana. This year, the team is expanding with new positions and a statewide radio show.

POSITION PURPOSE

This position is part of a recent expansion of IPB News, Indiana's statewide public media team. We're looking for a reporter/producer who can expand our statewide video output on television, web and social media. They will report on all IPB News beats: government, health/science, business/workforce development, education, and energy/environment. They will occasionally work with other reporters, collaboratively, on multi-platform, enterprise projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform in a satisfactory manner the functions listed below. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

Essential Functions:

The IPB News Video Reporter/Producer's primary responsibility is to report and produce video stories, in addition to other responsibilities defined below or determined necessary to meet the needs of the position and support the success of the team.

  • In the reporter role - They will report and produce video stories (VOSOTs, mini-packages and packages) for broadcast and web as needed. They will rework some video features for radio broadcast. They will sometimes be expected to appear on camera.
  • In the producer role - When other IPB News reporters shoot video, this position will edit the footage into news spots for television stations, websites and social media. They will also act as videographer for other IPB News reporters, as necessary.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Working hand-in-hand with the IPB Managing Editor and partner stations to build and implement a video workflow.
  • Contribute to IPB News editorial meetings and work collaboratively with the statewide team and local stations to create stories, series and multi-platform pieces.
  • Contributes ideas for social media reporting and visuals.
  • Teach video recording and editing skills to other IPB News reporters, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent work experience required.
  • A minimum of two years video news reporting.
  • Advanced skills in video and sound editing required.
  • An understanding of and appreciation for public media journalism and storytelling.
  • Significant experience in general assignment reporting preferred.
  • On-camera skills required.
TEAM STRUCTURE

The statewide IPB News team reports to the IPB News Managing Editor, who is stationed at WFYI in Indianapolis. All positions are grant-funded for three years with the possibility of extension. Partner stations contribute funding for this collaboration and intend to sustain it.

Team members are stationed around the state. IPB News reporting focuses on the intersections of people and policy across several beats:

  • Government/politics (one reporter, at the Statehouse)
  • Energy/environment (one reporter, in Bloomington)
  • Business/economics (two reporters, in West Lafayette and Elkhart)
  • Education (one reporter, in Bloomington)
  • Health/science (one reporter, in Indianapolis)
  • Bilingual reporter to provide coverage on all beats (one part-time reporter, in Evansville)
  • Video reporter/producer to provide and support coverage on all beats (one reporter, in Indianapolis)
  • Digital producer (one reporter/digital editor, in Indianapolis)
  • Community engagement (one project manager, in Indianapolis)
  • Talk show host/producer (full time, in Indianapolis)
  • Talk show executive producer (full time, in Indianapolis)
  • Talk show assistant producer (part time, in Indianapolis)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Ability to carry and operate video recording equipment in the field
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to perform focused work with close attention to detail
  • Ability to operate the office equipment necessary to do the job

About Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS)

IPBS represents nine NPR and eight PBS member stations working collectively to deliver free and accessible programming and educational services over the air, online and in classrooms. Stations are located in Bloomington, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort. Wayne, Indianapolis, Merrillville, Muncie, South Bend, Vincennes and West Lafayette. For more information, visit ipbs.org.

This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position.

It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.



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