Reporter-Producer, “Reveal”

Reveal, the fast-growing national public radio show and podcast from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, is looking for an experienced reporter-producer to help us make the journalistic equivalent of workouts at the gym – stories that are tough, get your heart pumping and leave you feeling stronger in the end.

We combine bulletproof investigations with top-notch narrative storytelling. The reporter-producer will work with our team, along with contributors from public radio stations and other news organizations across the country, to weave together intriguing stories with compelling characters, excellent audio and unexpected twists – all leading up to the reveal.

Job duties:

  • Report and produce original narrative and character-driven stories.
  • Identify characters, scenes and questions that produce great tape and stories.
  • Work in a variety of formats and use different audio production techniques to create segments that maximize and amplify the potential of an investigation (two-ways, tape talks, documentary, non-narrated montage, interviews with host, etc.).
  • Assist reporters in the field while gathering tape and interviews for broadcast.
  • Write, edit tape and structure stories.
  • Work with Reveal editors to craft scripts to meet editorial standards.
  • Travel on a regular basis (up to 25 percent) to gather audio material for national stories.
  • Hold a valid passport and be available to travel abroad if required.
  • Contribute to the unique brand identity, voice, style and spirit of Reveal by actively participating in team story planning and overall show development.
  • Work productively and positively with the host of Reveal to develop his role in each story.
  • Strategize with CIR digital, engagement and impact teams to maximize the reach and impact of stories.
  • Contribute to a creative workplace culture that highlights innovative approaches to storytelling.

Required skills:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in reporting for radio at the national level.
  • Ability to build and edit audio sessions in Pro Tools.
  • Familiarity with broadcast recording equipment and experience operating in a radio studio with or without an engineer.
  • Competitive editorial drive that thrives on originality and pushing the boundaries of creativity and storytelling.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain the highest journalistic standards under deadline pressure.
    Understanding of the dynamics of investigative reporting and how to work productively with collaborators.
  • Passion for being a team player and building a new media property.

Our organization has a strong commitment to diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and will develop a diverse candidate pool for this position. We expect candidates to share our vision for bringing new journalistic voices to the national stage and reporting stories from underrepresented communities.

This position is full time, based in Emeryville, CA, or Washington D.C., and offers competitive wages and benefits. Please use this link to apply.

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