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Political Reporter
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Political Reporter

• Intermediate Level

Summary

Public Broadcasting Atlanta is looking for a qualified candidate to create compelling news and feature content for radio, digital, television and other news platforms.

Category Journalist/Reporter 
Location Greater Atlanta Area
Time Period Full time
Start Date N/A

Job Description

Description

Public Broadcasting Atlanta is looking for a qualified candidate to create compelling news and feature 
content for radio, digital, television and other news platforms. The Politics Reporter will work with the 
Politics desk to craft daily newscast items, features stories, series items and work as part of WABE’s 
collaboration with National Public Radio.

Georgia’s rise to political relevance nationally will also require the Politics Reporter (in coordination 
with other members of the Politics desk) to manage national and international collaborations with 
other radio and television media outlets.

In coordination with the Politics desk, the Politics Reporter will be covering major events like the 
legislative session as well as upcoming gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races. The reporter must be able 
to build contacts within campaigns and administrations and be able to report complex agenda items 
in an accessible and of course accurate manner.

Accountabilities:
• Writing quickly and accurately on deadline for radio, digital and social about complex political 
issues for daily newscasts (when appropriate) and other platforms.
• Serves as WABE reporter for local and national news programs, presenting local news and feature 
reports
• Works in cooperation with the news department to compile stories and live, on-air presentation 
of local content for news programs. This will be a combination of in-studio production, 
interviewing (some live), coverage of special news assignments as directed, working with technical 
equipment related to broadcasting.
• Serves on behalf of the station as a spokesperson and or representative at assigned station events 
or other community related forums.
• Other duties as assigned by Senior Editors

Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Journalism or Communications Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent work experience
• At least three years of experience working in digital or broadcast journalism
• Impeccable news judgement and ethics
• Excellent writing and editing skills
• Strong organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines
• Ability to work collaboratively with a creative team to solve problems and achieve common goals.
• Experience with video and audio production tools, photography, social media
• Work with team for on-air pledge drives as directed
• Digital reporting/writing experience preferred

Work Environment & Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment described here are 
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions 
of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform 
the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a 
level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or 
lifting as required (up to 5 lbs.), filing documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting 
techniques required. For the most part ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office 
equipment as found in a typical office environment. Position, at least initially, will be located off-site in 
accordance with station policy on off-site work for most staff in response to coronavirus. Candidates must 
be willing and able to work from home but provide their own transportation to the station once off-site 
work conditions are lifted. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required to support 
departmental events or during high volume work periods. 

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Public Broadcasting Atlanta
Attention: Human Resources
740 Bismark Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Fax: 678-553-3026
Apply online at: www.wabe.org
Email: jobs@pba.org
EOE

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening, Overnight
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