North Country Public Radio (NCPR) - Reporter/Producer

Job description

North Country Public Radio is seeking creative, ambitious, and talented reporters to join our award-winning, nationally recognized news team.

We are hiring for two positions:

The St. Lawrence Valley reporter, based in Canton, NY, will cover news, issues and trends in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis counties, including the university communities of Canton-Potsdam, the Akwesasne Mohawk territory, the beautiful Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River, Fort Drum Army base, and the Tug Hill Plateau.

The Champlain Valley reporter, based in Plattsburgh, NY, will cover news, issues, and trends in the city of Plattsburgh, Lake Champlain and its watershed, and the eastern Adirondacks, also touching on nearby cities of Burlington, Vermont and Montreal, Quebec.

NCPR covers critical issues facing our communities, including criminal justice and prison reform, policing, border and immigration, economic development, rural health care, agriculture, climate change, native issues, and much more.

We tell the stories of the people who live in our region in eye- and ear-catching ways, challenging our assumptions and nurturing our curiosity. We dig deep and seek out the voices of people who haven’t been heard from a range of diverse backgrounds.

We’re looking for a general assignment reporter – enterprising and self-motivated, able to work on their own, and with a team. You’ll also get a chance to establish a “mini-beat” to dig deeper. We encourage all of our Reporters to file national stories with NPR and other public media outlets.

Produce news stories for broadcast, digital, and social media platforms that serve the mission of the news department to provide coverage of issues of regional importance. Work closely with editors and fellow reporters to help your work shine and collaborate with the rest of the news team on special projects and investigative journalism.

NCPR is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We believe our work benefits from a range of perspectives and backgrounds. Becoming more diverse at all levels of our organization is the right thing to do and makes us stronger. We strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, people from diverse economic backgrounds, and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 1-3 years regular reporting experience, preferably in public radio.
  • Strong background in journalism for radio and digital platforms
  • Excellent writing skills for broadcast and web
  • Ability to work various hours, including nights and weekends, depending on assignment
  • Driver’s license and vehicle

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to record and gather high-quality audio in the field
  • Ability to use audio editing systems, such as Adobe Audition
  • Expertise in multi-media skills, including photography, visual journalism, data-based reporting, social media engagement, etc.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

North Country Public Radio, licensed to St. Lawrence University, is committed to public service and sense of place for northern New York State. Through a network of 32 stations, NCPR reaches a huge geography including the St. Lawrence Valley, the Adirondacks, and the Champlain Valley. As a long-time leader in public radio, NCPR’s award-winning news team and station is known, nation-wide, for excellence. The 1000 Islands, the Adirondack Park region including Lake Placid, and the Canadian cities of Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal are all located nearby. NCPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Find us at




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Job No:
Posted: 12/14/2020
Application Due: 2/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Comprehensive Salary and Benefits package