Regional Reporter

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Radio, Extended Studies

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at

Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The person who fills this position will research and report high-quality news stories for use on-air and online throughout the Mountain West News Bureau from Boise State Public Radio. The goal is to better inform the regional public on important news topics in Idaho. The position will be responsible for generating newscast and feature-length content, as well as occasionally assisting with radio station-related functions.

Department Overview:

Boise State Public Radio is Idaho’s largest nonprofit, listener-supported NPR member station, reaching the region's metropolitan and rural areas.

As the only sources of quality public radio news, classical music, jazz and unique cultural programming, our radio stations are distinct in their mission, their audience and their partnerships.

Level Scope:

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of area typically obtained through higher education combined with experience. Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Essential Functions:

60% of the time the Host/Reporter, Broadcast, Senior must:
● Research, report, and produce long form features, conduct in-studio interviews and provide news stories for local newscasts in the form of wraps, voicers, superspots and cut and copy material.
● Must have the ability to lead and support a small production team.
● Contribute creative ideas for shows in a collaborative environment extending throughout the newsroom.
● Ensure the content is of high standards and have a firm understanding of the community service role of noncommercial broadcast journalism.
● Participates in special programming, fundraising programs and events.
● High profile position requiring a responsible, informed ambassador for Boise State Public Radio.

35% of the time the Host/Reporter, Broadcast, Senior must:
● Working at an efficient pace, on-par with industry standards.
● Creating quality radio and web content on-par with NPR member station standards with a focus on proper grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and style.
● Consistently meeting output goals and quotas set by regional journalism collaboration (RJC) managing editor, RJC executive committee and BSPR news director
● Actively participating in regional discussions, newsroom discussions, and contributing story ideas and suggestions.
● Display the ability to multi-task and move nimbly from task to task while completing tasks in a reasonable amount of time.
● Display willingness to adapt to present day techniques, processes, etc.
● Fill in as an on-air host as needed.

5% of the time the Host/Reporter, Broadcast, Senior must:
● Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Working knowledge of the editorial environment
● Skilled in audio production
● Excellent communication skills
● Good knowledge of good news judgment and ability to give and receive criticism.
● Experience: in public radio broadcast experience; writing, broadcasting, editing, voicework, production, and familiarity with recording equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree and 5 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

● Bachelor's Degree in a specific field (Journalism, Political Science, History, English, or Communications).
● Experience in public radio.
● Experience in online journalism – reporting, writing, editing, video, photography, web publishing tools and social media.
● Expertise in the execution of sophisticated radio broadcast journalism, such as long-form features and documentaries and community engagement planning.
● Demonstrated excellence in reporting and writing for digital platforms including social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
● Working knowledge of Adobe Audition.
Salary and Benefits:

Salary range of $55,000 to $59,000 per year. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position, a resume detailing your employment history, and three (3) professional references.



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