Job Posting #523034: WKAR-Government/Political Reporter

Job Posting #523034: WKAR-Government/Political Reporter 
Broadcasting Services
College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Michigan State University 

WKAR Public Media, the NPR & PBS affiliate at Michigan State University, seeks a passionate, experienced and dedicated journalist to lead its coverage of government and politics in Michigan’s capital region.  Responsibilities include working with the News Director to develop vision and scope of WKAR’s government reporting. Must be able to research, report, write and produce multimedia spot and feature stories for WKAR’s on-air and digital platforms under tight deadlines. The candidate will cultivate sources and consistently pitch creative, thoughtful and original story ideas that demonstrate understanding of the issues facing the communities served by WKAR.  You will help curate the website and share content on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. Position will require occasional fill-in for show hosts as needed and participation in pledge drives, community engagement events and other audience interactions.

Ideal candidate will have a minimum of three (3) years prior on-air experience in radio or a strong background in print, television or digital journalism. A bachelor’s degree or higher in communications, journalism or related field is required.

WKAR is part of Michigan State University College of Communication Arts & Sciences. It includes WKAR-TV, WKAR AM and FM Radio,, Radio Reading Service, WKAR Ready-To-Learn, and reaches more than a half-million mid-Michigan residents each week, and contributes to the educational experience of Michigan State University's 50,000-plus student body. For additional information, please visit

Application deadline is August 30, 2018.  Qualified applicants can apply online by visiting and refer to job posting #523034. 

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.