Science and Environment Reporter

Website St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Public Radio is looking for a science and environment reporter to report, write and produce news stories for radio and the web.

The station has an amazing opportunity for a creative, innovative, energetic reporter who is eager to tackle the region’s complicated environment and science news. We’re looking for someone who isn’t afraid to explore complicated stories and tell them coherently and in a way that lets people know why the information matters. We want a journalist who can see through PR spin and explain the issues accurately, honestly and creatively. We are also seeking a reporter who understands how to develop a beat, break stories and follow issues over the long haul. A great candidate would also have a record of journalistic excellence, a passion for storytelling and enthusiasm for innovation.

To succeed in the environment reporter role, you would:
Be able to identify relevant, environment and science-related stories, put them into context and explain them in an engaging manner.
Know how to develop a beat and aim to be the region’s leading reporter on science and the environment.
Have the capacity to understand issues relevant to the St. Louis region.
Have a background in environmental issues and/or science and be familiar with trends and issues.
Be willing to experiment with multiple forms of storytelling, for the web, broadcast and mobile.
Help foster community discussion about science and environmental issues that affect the region.

A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, science or a related field is required with a minimum of two years reporting experience. Successful previous public radio reporting and audio digital editing experience is desirable.

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