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For Hire: Full-time Illinois Reporter

The Center Square/Illinois Radio Network is seeking a full-time reporter with at least 2 years of radio reporting experience, and a strong interest and understanding of Illinois politics and public policy.

Illinois Radio Network is a state-focused reporting division of The Center Square, a nonpartisan and nonprofit media outlet.

This full-time reporter will produce at least two radio and print stories for the network each day.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Covers actions of Illinois state government and statewide matters of public interest
  • Interviews public officials to learn more about public policy issues.
  • Conducts additional research into policy issues
  • Interviews “ordinary people” to show how public policy decisions made in Springfield affect their lives.
  • Reports the news in the following formats: audio, print, video, social media, online.
  • Works collaboratively with other TCS/IRN reporters and editors
  • Writes in a clear, concise and compelling manner.
  • Delivers news on the radio, online and in print.
  • Uses resources, research, and analysis to form a narrative to report the news.
  • Has the editorial discretion to report the news events of the editor’s choice.
  • Conducts investigative reporting activities in support of independent news reports.
  • Develops news stories through ongoing inquiries.

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Solid background in journalism.
  • Experience reporting for print, web, radio, or television outlets; established record of getting published or being broadcast.
  • Strong writing, research, editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with state policy issues.
  • Ability to uncover original/breaking news stories.
  • Self-starter mentality and ability to work independently.

To apply, please send resume and writing samples to Regional Editor Brett Rowland and Executive Editor Dan McCaleb via email at jobs@thecentersquare.com.

  


 

For Hire: Part-time Illinois Reporter

Illinois Radio Network/The Center Square is seeking a part-time reporter with at least 2 years of radio reporting experience, and a strong interest and understanding of Illinois politics and public policy.

Illinois Radio Network is a state-focused reporting division of The Center Square, a nonpartisan and nonprofit media outlet.

This part-time reporter will work up to 29 hours each week and produce radio/print stories for the network as well as record freelance reporters’ work.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitors actions of Illinois state government and statewide matters of public interest
  • Interviews public officials to learn more about public policy issues.
  • Conducts additional research into policy issues
  • Interviews “ordinary people” to show how public policy decisions made in Springfield affect their lives.
  • Reports the news in the following formats: audio, print, video, social media, online.
  • Works collaboratively with other TCS/IRN reporters and editors
  • Writes in a clear, concise and compelling manner.
  • Delivers news on the radio, online and in print.
  • Uses resources, research, and analysis to form a narrative to report the news.
  • Has the editorial discretion to report the news events of the editor’s choice.
  • Conducts investigative reporting activities in support of independent news reports.
  • Develops news stories through ongoing inquiries.

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Solid background in journalism.
  • Experience reporting for print, web, radio, or television outlets; established record of getting published or being broadcast.
  • Strong writing, research, editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with state policy issues.
  • Ability to uncover original/breaking news stories.
  • Self-starter mentality and ability to work independently.
To apply, please send resume and writing samples to Regional Editor Brett Rowland and Executive Editor Dan McCaleb via email at jobs@thecentersquare.com.