Career Opportunities

Reporter

Status:  Full-time exempt

Reports to:  News Director

Position Overview

This reporter will join an award-winning newsroom to report and produce regular spot and feature stories, and be the local host for All Things Considered.  Will produce and moderate community forums such as our regular Issues and Ales and participate in other station events.

Major Responsibilities

As a reporter, will create stories that engage listeners and keep them informed about our region. Prepare spot news, long-form features and interviews that dive deeper into community issues and find imaginative angles for human interest stories that surprise and engage our audience.

As a host, will write, edit and deliver newscasts during one of 89.1 WBOI’s key day parts and provide an engaging voice during local breaks. Occasional live hosting during breaking news may also be required. The host will be the sole board operator; knowledge of broadcast equipment is preferred.

Other duties as assigned, including participation in on-air fund drives.

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, broadcasting or related field required. A minimum of two years journalism experience preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills and a strong sense of NPR-style story construction.
  • Demonstrated radio editing and production skills. Experience with platforms like Audacity, Audition, Pro Tools or similar programs.
  • Initiative in generating story ideas and long-form features and interviews.
  • Ability to adapt stories quickly for multiple platforms. Knowledge of web content management systems and social media engagement a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of studio board operations and polished on-air presentation desired. Experience hosting at an NPR station a plus.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a small news/production team.
  • Be willing to work some evening and weekends hours if needed.
  • Able to travel throughout the region and work flexible hours when necessary, including reliable vehicle, current driver license, clean driving record, and adequate auto insurance

Organization Overview

89.1 WBOI is an award-winning, community-licensed station focused on delivering news, information, arts and local music programming to 100,000 listeners each month.

We are dedicated to

1.  Creating and presenting exceptional content for the communities we serve

2.  Continuing to grow our audience, strengthen community participation, collaboration, and engagement, commensurate with the growth and revitalization of our region.

3.  Design and remodel our new building at 210 E. Jefferson in downtown Fort Wayne, and relocate by 2019.

4.  Build the strongest team of journalists and storytellers in Indiana.

5.  Strengthen our impact in greater Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana as an essential community and regional resource, and active partner in the growth of Northeast Indiana.

Fort Wayne is Indiana’s second-largest city – located in Allen County, Indiana’s largest county by size, with a population of 355,000. Consistently cited for high quality of life and low cost of living, Fort Wayne is nearly equidistant from Chicago, Cincinnati, and Detroit.

Please email a resume, cover letter and hosting/reporting audio to Peter Dominowski at gmpd@nipr.fm

89.1 WBOI is an equal opportunity employer, actively seeking a diverse pool of applicants for this position.

Chief Engineer

89.1 WBOI (NPR News and Diverse Music), and Classical 94.1 WBNI seek a Chief Engineer for the two public radio stations serving Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana.  We are a growing organization in the process of relocating to a new facility in two-to-three years, which will include substantial investments in new equipment, new studios and production facilities. You will be an important part of our team while enjoying considerable autonomy and responsibility as our Chief Engineer.

The Chief Engineer is responsible for all technical and building operations and maintenance.  Position reports directly to General Manager, and works closely with the Program Director and other staff. Occasional night and weekend work is necessary, with availability to respond 24/7 as needed. You must have the technical knowledge to operate and maintain two radio stations and all associated operations, be able to climb ladders, work in small spaces and have the ability to lift 50 pounds. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate technical issues to non-technical personnel are important. The ability to solve problems, think creatively, work independently, and troubleshoot is highly valued.

Requirements:

  • AASEET Degree or similar
  • 5 or more years of radio broadcast engineering experience
  • Knowledge of FM broadcast and STL transmission systems including combiners
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair FM and HD transmitters and associated equipment
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with Broadcast Electronics AudioVault Delivery Systems for both time-based and control-based satellite automation
  • New construction involving studio and transmitter sites
  • Familiarity with FCC rules and regulations
  • Network administration and IT support for Microsoft Windows Server and Windows 7 & 8 operating systems
  • PBX  management
  • Drafting budgets for expenses, capital expenditures, and projects
  • Valid driver’s license and means of transportation

The following experience will be particularly beneficial:

  • Work with AudioVault FLeX
  • Experience with Axia Livewire or Wheatstone Wheat-Net audio over IP solutions
  • Knowledge of IP based phone systems
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Exchange
  • Traffic and music software automation integration
  • Engineering remote broadcasts and live performances
  • Experience with FTP delivery systems

Please include resume and narrative/cover letter detailing how your experience relates to the job duties and qualifications of this position. 

Position is open until filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and do not discriminate with regard to race, gender, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

Please send materials to gmpd@nipr.fm. No phone calls please.

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