Reporter Host, WFDD
Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Posted in Education and Training

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** Cover letter required for all positions and optional for facilities, campus services, and hospitality positions unless otherwise specified.Job Description SummaryThe News Reporter works under the supervision of the News Director. The Reporter covers general news topics of importance to a 32-county region, produces daily news for broadcast during newscasts. The Reporter produces web versions of broadcast stories and shares on social media platforms. The Reporter also produces in-depth radio features and special reports as assigned. The Reporter may be asked to anchor radio newscasts, appear as a guest on programs, or host on-air programs on occasion.Job Description

Essential Functions:

Reporting (85%)

  • Researches, writes, and produce news content for on-air broadcast and for web, as assigned by News Director. Selects and researches topics; pitches stories for weekly news meetings, contacts and interviews sources; maintains notes and audio recordings.
  • Reports stories in appropriate forms for broadcast (live on-air, copy, actuality, cut and copy, voicer, wrap, feature, series, documentary, studio two-way, etc.).
  • Occasionally contributes news content to regional and national networks.
  • Create stories for WFDD's for all digital platforms. As appropriate, posts to NCPRA shared news site on Content Depot. Uses station social media accounts to promote stories posted to WFDD website.
  • May be asked to edit fellow reporter's broadcast and web scripts.
  • Responsible for knowing, and/or getting training, on the operation of studio and field recording equipment and staying current on editing software used by the station.

Hosting (5%)

  • May be asked to be live on-air to highlight reporting, anchor newscasts, or host on-air programs.

Planning (5%)

  • Attends meetings, as necessary.
  • If assigned a beat specialty, reads and follows major developments in specialty.
  • Subscribes to pertinent publications and attends related events.
  • Maintains contact lists and files for on-going continuity of coverage and accumulation of knowledge.
  • Proactively participates in the creative cycle of story and program origination with News Team.

Administrative (5%)

  • Responsible for appropriate record keeping, correspondence, phone calls, supplies and equipment and other duties as assigned.
  • Participates in station membership campaigns and community-building events.


  • Adheres to deadlines and, in concert with appropriate staff, makes timely and effective decisions in situations requiring prompt attention.
  • Works in close concert with other staff and under the supervision of the News Director, assisting in identifying, developing and creating programs that support WFDD 's overall mission.
  • Works with college interns in the field to train them in news gathering techniques and radio production skills.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • A four-year degree or equivalent required and at least one year full-time professional, experience in journalism.
  • Must have experience in newsgathering, writing, editing and radio and web production for short-form and long-form reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a live broadcast environment.
  • Displays knowledge of and adherence to high ethical and audio/work standards.
  • Possesses effective communication and interpersonal skills. Must have excellent grammar and spelling skills.
  • Must have excellent memory for details, be able to meet daily deadlines under pressure and deal effectively with simultaneous tasks.
  • Ability to travel, as required.
  • Valid driver license with good driving record. Must be insurable.
  • Skills required also include on-line research, word processing, digital editing, and operation of light office equipment. Must show competence in posting information to a content management system for web site publishing.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • A familiarity with public radio news programming.
  • Possesses broad knowledge of local and regional issues - and/or depth of knowledge in beat specialty.
  • A track record of network story contributions.
  • Web posting, content management and social media experience.
  • Ability to learn quickly and be flexible.
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a small group.
  • Ability to lift light equipment (approximately 5-10 pounds).


  • Responsible for own work only.
Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 13, 2021. Wake Forest University requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Wake Forest University.

Consistent with federal, state and local law, Wake Forest University will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.

If you seek an accommodation from the vaccination requirement for disability- or religious-based reasons, you should contact Human Resources.

New employees who are hired into positions posted prior to September 13, 2021, offers of employment made to new employees prior to that date, and employees for positions at Graylyn Conference Center are generally exempt from the vaccination requirement unless the employee's position is otherwise subject to a vaccination requirement due to the essential components of the position as described in Policy.

Time Type RequirementFull timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

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