OPB is hiring a Producer/Reporter to tell compelling stories using video, focusing on natural resources, ecological issues, outdoor recreation and travel destinations as part of the award-winning Oregon Field Guide team. This salaried, exempt position is a full time, regular status position with benefits.
This Producer/Reporter tells compelling stories using video across distribution platforms (TV, online, radio, mobile, social media, etc.), particularly for Oregon Field Guide. Typical story length is between seven and ten minutes, and producers are responsible for ten to fourteen stories a year. Producer/Reporters do some production management work, provide voice narration for programs, sometimes appear on camera and occasionally make appearances on behalf of OPB.
Work is done in the field and in an office or edit suite using a computer and other office or production equipment. Fieldwork can be demanding and frequently includes travel to remote locations including backcountry destinations on land and water across Oregon and SW Washington. Field production frequently involves stretches of 3 to 5 days of travel and can include overnight, evening or weekend work. Field shoots may involve working outdoors in inclement weather where modern conveniences are not available, hiking and other moderate to strenuous physical activity, carrying equipment up to 30 pounds over distances of up to several miles, using varying modes of transportation and/or sleeping in non-traditional accommodations.
- Three years professional experience telling quality stories through digital video, video/film production or equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.
- Interest in science, natural resources, ecological issues, outdoor recreation and travel destinations.
- Experience with journalistic best-practices for fact-checking, sourcing and documentation.
- Demonstrated ability to write and distill complex feature stories for a general audience.
- Ability to collaborate and innovate with others to create the best possible stories on any platform.
- Strong writing skills.
- Ability to relate comfortably with a wide range of people.
- Ability to be on the road for up to a week at a time, sometimes in remote locations, especially during the spring, summer, and fall.
- Experience and comfort with camping, hiking and wilderness-style travel.
- Adaptable, flexible, able to carry projects forward independently with appropriate direction and judgment.
- Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
- Comfortable making public appearances on behalf of OPB.
- Enthusiasm for and understanding of the mission of OPB and for the role of public media in a changing media environment.
- Long-form storytelling experience.
- Demonstrated ability to write science and/or natural resource stories for a general audience.
- On camera experience.
- Familiarity working with still photography, Adobe editing and Photoshop.
All application materials are due by:
Jan. 30, 2018, 8:59 p.m. (Pacific Time).
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