Reporter, Planet Money
NPRNew York, NY
Full Time Job
NPR is looking for a new Reporter/Host to join Planet Money, one of the best and most popular podcasts around. We’re a highly collaborative, tight-knight team based in New York City looking for reporters who can deliver something insightful to say about economics or the news, with humor, clarity, and surprise on a regular basis, sometimes under tight deadlines. It’s not easy, but it is fun.
We want someone excited to tell stories that make complicated ideas simple, make dull reports exciting, and make millions of listeners feel a sense of wonder at this crazy, confusing, terrifying thing swirling all around us that we call the economy.
If this is you, here’s what to do: Write us a short cover letter to let us know your taste and how you think Planet Money should change. Be critical. We can take it. We relish it. Include links to previous narrative work or anything showing your subject-matter expertise.
• Tell a great story
• Help colleagues tell great stories
• Think critically, specifically about economics
• Make complicated ideas simple
• Translate economics for the normals
• Find the best details
• Nail the big idea
• Deliver a punch-line
• Paint a character in 10 words
• Sound memorable
• Take the listener with you
• Ask killer questions
• Show your personality
• Never be dull
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• At least 5 years’ reporting experience.
• Experience in long-form, narrative journalism.
• Experience working on deadline and working independently.
• An analytical mind.
• A sense of humor
• Excellent writing chops.
• Significant knowledge of, and experience covering economics, including a proven ability to translate complicated concepts for the audience.
• Audio skills.
Additional Requirements for Reporter and for Correspondent:
• Ability and willingness to relocate. NPR may choose to transfer employees to other geographic locations. Severance provisions of the AFTRA collective bargaining agreement will apply should you choose not to accept a transfer.
• Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure.
• Ability and willingness to work varied shifts.
• Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system.
All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.
NPR offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.
NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirmatively seeks to hire veterans and people with disabilities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
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