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Radio Reporter

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Position Information

Top Message Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.
Message to Applicants
Number of Positions Available 1
University Title Radio Reporter
Working Title Radio Reporter
Department WOSU Public Media
Department Location Columbus
Requisition Number 435678
Summary of Duties

WOSU Public Media and 89-7 NPR News seeks an enterprising multi- media journalist who can report for radio.

The successful candidate will generate meaningful story ideas, perform research, conduct interviews and produce news stories for radio, the web, podcasts and other digital channels that meet deadlines and WOSU News editorial guidelines for accuracy, fairness and balance. The candidate actively will engage audiences through social media channels.

The candidate will also serve as a back-up local host of NPR news magazines, engaging and informing WOSU’s audience; integrating local, regional and NPR content for a unique Columbus sound and service; producing and voicing newscasts and local segments of NPR news magazines to meet time, quality, accuracy, editorial and performance standards.

The candidate will participate in fundraising and promotional activities, on-air and in the community; represent WOSU to the industry and community; report local news from WOSU for national programming as appropriate; participate in meetings and in editing and coaching sessions; and perform other duties as assigned.

Keyword: apjobs

Additional Information for Applicants:

Candidates must submit an audio file in addition to their application. Files or links may be emailed to Mary Alice Akins at

This position has been reposted.

Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communication or an equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrable writing skills for radio and digital platforms, professional quality voice and engaging on-air air presence; proficiency in following software: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word; digital audio editing; Photoshop or other image editing; valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of Central Ohio; two years of experience in broadcast hosting and reporting; public media experience.

Target Salary $20.67 - $21.63 Hourly
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 02/03/2018
Posting End Date 02/25/2018
Dept Contact Name Farnsworth,Kurt R
Dept Contact Phone 614/292-5192
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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Select one box that best represents your number of full years paid employment:
    • Some, but less than one full year of employment
    • 1 full year or more of employment
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 or more years
  2. * Select the box that best represents your educational training:
    • Attended school but did not receive high school diploma or GED
    • High school diploma or GED, but no college credit hours
    • Completed less than 45 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 45 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 90 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 135 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 180 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed an Associate's degree
    • Completed a Bachelor's degree
    • Completed a Master's degree or higher
  3. * Are you related in any way to a faculty/staff member in the unit of the position for which you are applying?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * What prompted you to apply for this position at The Ohio State University? Please select an answer below:
    • Referred by personal contact
    • Referred by OSU recruiter
    • Job/Career Fair
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Columbus Dispatch
    • Professional organization
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Local newspapers
    • Other
  5. * Do you have at least two years of experience in broadcast hosting and reporting?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have at least one year of public media experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you aware that you must submit an audio file in addition to your application to Mary Alice Akins at
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other