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Posted: February 10 2011

National Public Radio
Reporter/Correspondent, Agriculture
Job Description
This full-time, radio and online reporter focuses on food, agriculture and nutrition, putting them in a larger context of consumer safety, federal oversight, energy policies, environmental impact, scientific developments, politics, as well as global development and relations.
The reporter develops radio ideas/proposals for reports and programs; responds to breaking news; initiates and develops short-term feature stories and in-depth enterprise reports; and files news spots for NPR newscasts.
The reporter also writes and produces stories for NPR.org, including long-form reports, multimedia presentations and blog posts.  The reporter develops leads for investigative stories and reports and produces special investigative projects for radio and online audiences.
The reporter assists in planning and coordinating NPR’s food coverage, including editing programs and online materials submitted by staff and freelance correspondents, reporters and producers; is responsible for editorial integrity and quality of material; and provides feedback to supervisors on performance of staff.
Required Skills
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in science, food science, nutrition or agriculture preferred.
REQUIRED: At least 5 years' experience as a reporter or editor covering national agriculture, food, nutrition, science and environment feature and news stories, with considerable experience on food and agriculture topics. Experience or skill in blogging. Ability to break news and aggressively set a coverage agenda. Demonstrated ability to produce and present compelling, creative and original stories. Demonstrated dynamic and memorable on-air personality.  At least 3 years' experience in a daily or weekly news organization. Expertise in science, food, agriculture and nutrition, thorough familiarity with developments and trends in those fields and with food sources and institutions. Familiarity with leading scientific and policy journals. Ability to analyze scientific research and explain developments and trends in various scientific fields. Thorough knowledge of news, feature and investigative reporting techniques. Demonstrated excellence in reporting and writing for the web. Expertise in news and feature editing. Ability to handle multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions. Ability and willingness to work varied shifts. Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system. Ability to relocate. In the future, NPR may choose to transfer employees to other geographic locations.
PREFERRED: Expertise in all aspects of broadcast journalism -- reporting, voicing, editing, producing full radio pieces. Expertise in photography and graphic reporting.
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Job Location
Washington, DC, US.
Position Type
Union Position

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