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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Reporter/Producer
Role Title: Media Manager I
Posting Number: SW0170281
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Serves as reporter/bureau chief providing news/information content for various programs/sources from the Richmond area. The successful candidate will be based in the capitol as the lead news producer and reporter for this key listening location in our network of stations in Virginia as well as a consistent contributor to our Virginia Public Radio Partnership.

This position requires significant experience in public radio reporting, editing, and storytelling with emphasis on creating NPR-style pieces that reflect WVTF/RADIO IQ’s high standards of journalism and production values as well as Public Radio’s Core Values for News Programming.

The successful candidate will be a part of and reside in the Richmond community with the ability to respond to local news assignments and events in a timely fashion.

Required Qualifications:

Experience in areas such as, reporting, interviewing, researching, news writing/text editing, audio editing, producing in-depth stories, and enterprise journalism.

Experience with broadcast equipment in the studio and in the field such as audio capture software, preparing audio for on-line posting and other new media tools, digital recorders and other digital equipment used in broadcasting.

Strong computer and people skills.

Professional sound (on-air delivery and production techniques) in live and recorded work.

Must be an enthusiastic, enterprise journalist possessing qualifications that include: excellent writing, editing and production skills; professional, conversational on-air delivery; ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision in the creation of high quality news content, including in-depth pieces and the skills necessary to develop their own sources and story ideas in line with WVTF/RADIOIQ’s goal of comprehensively serving and being a part of the Richmond community.

Preferred Qualifications:

Substantial reporting experience.

Experience working in public radio a plus.

Familiarity with our broadcast area and Virginia a plus.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver's license check, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Emergency Personnel

Employment Comments:

Applicants must provide audio samples of their work in mp3 format to jpj@vt.edu.

How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting SW0170281. Include with the state application, a cover letter, resume, and list of three references. In addition, applicants must also provide audio samples of their work in mp3 format to jpj@vt.edu.

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations should notify the Human Resources Service Center, 540-231-9331 or email HRServiceCenter@vt.edu.

A review of applications will begin after April 21, 2017.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 4
Pay Range:
Department: University Relations
Work Location: Other - Virginia
Location, if not Blacksburg: Richmond
Location Zip Code: 23219
Work Schedule: Typically Mon- Fri
Posting Date: 04/07/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/21/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/75329

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  4. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Other Doc
Optional Documents