Senior Reporter - WKSU Radio, Kent, OH

WKSU has a unique opportunity for a storyteller with a passion for the arts and music, food and pop culture. Our successful candidate will join a team of skilled journalists delivering news that matters to the broad and diverse region of Northeast Ohio.

We are looking for an innovative multimedia journalist who can continue our tradition of award-winning arts reporting.  Our new reporter will be curious, drawing on their creativity and imagination, while sharing the wonders of discovery in reporting a story.  They will be responsible for developing contacts and pitching ideas, producing sound-rich long-form features, will produce distinct and complementary content for the station’s website and post to the station’s social media platforms. This position requires someone who’s a top interviewer and writer, who works efficiently, embraces technology, is skilled at recording audio, taking photos, shooting video, and producing their own material.  The best candidate is always enthusiastic about learning more about the topics they cover and growing in the craft of reporting.


While this position is focused on the arts, s/he will occasionally be asked to take on hard news reporting, will serve as a fill-in local host for NPR’s news magazines, will be an integral part of WKSU’s on-air fundraising and represent WKSU in the communities we serve.

Northeast Ohio boasts a lower cost-of-living and a wonderful quality of life, filled with museums and galleries, theatres, orchestras, a vibrant music scene, and much, much more!  We are the home of the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame.  We are the birthplace of LeBron James and the home of the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers. We boast an incredible national park at the core of our region and amazing biking and hiking trails from Cleveland all the way through Akron and beyond! We have Iron Chef Michael Symon and many more wonderful and talented chefs, incredible microbreweries and local vineyards. This is a place that offers all the benefits of big-city life and the charm of small-town living. 

WKSU has a tradition of award-winning journalism and a legacy stretching back more than 65 years.  We are Ohio’s largest FM radio station; with five transmitters and two translators, we cover 22 counties in Northeast Ohio, and have a potential audience of four million people.  In addition to our main broadcast facility in Kent, we have bureaus in Akron, Canton and Cleveland.  Our listeners can be found there, in their suburbs and the farms and countryside beyond. 

As an employee of Kent State University you will receive excellent benefits including an exceptional retirement package and the opportunity for you, and your dependents, to attend Kent State for free.

Be the next member of our team!

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