Education Reporter | WLRN Education Education Reporter | WLRN

Deadline to Apply: Oct. 29, 2021
Station: WLRN Public Media
Company: South Florida Public Media/Friends of WLRN
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Senior Editor for News
Schedule: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, or as assigned
Location: Miami, FL

To apply: ​
(1) Fill out the job application form here.
(2) Submit a cover letter
(3) Submit a resume or CV
(4) Submit five work samples (links or mp3s)
(5) Share at least three references who have worked closely with you and can talk about your qualifications for the position.

Email all the materials to [email protected] and include “Education Reporter” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 29, 2021.

Position Summary:
This reporter will cover public education with a focus primarily on K-12 public school districts in South Florida, including Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe counties, with additional coverage of higher education institutions, for-profit education and private education. Coverage includes spot news, feature and enterprise stories and digital reporting for WLRN daily newscasts, digital platforms, and news-related and public affairs programming.


Pitches and formulates original story ideas
Builds on existing enterprise stories
Produces interviews with newsmakers
Produces stories on deadline
Reports live from the field
Produces content from the field
Contributes to WLRN public affairs programs
Continues to hone beat and build sources
Works closely with editors to develop original stories for digital and broadcast
Supplies images and video for digital posts and social media
Produces news-related content for social media
Participates in live and online events, and special appearances
Participates in staff meetings
Participates in professional development opportunities
Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience:

Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
Three (3) years minimum professional experience in a newsroom
Previous education coverage preferred
Exceptional verbal and written skills
Ability to report and write for broadcast and digital
Ability to use news-gathering technologies, platforms, equipment and software
Ability to use digital recording equipment
Ability to mix and edit using digital audio editing program(s)
Ability to voice stories and interviews
Ability to produce content for digital platforms including online and social media
Understanding of and adherence to journalistic ethics
Must be able to work independently, as well as collaboratively
Ability and willingness to work varied shifts

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays; ability to travel; must be able to perform the essential duties of the position.


WLRN is an award-winning public radio and television station and winner of the national Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence in Large Market Radio for 2021.

We are based in Miami and cover South Florida from the Palm Beaches to Key West. We are Florida’s largest public radio station. WLRN News is a daily broadcast news operation providing multimedia news for WLRN 91.3 FM, 91.5 FM in the Florida Keys, 101.9 in the Palm Beaches, 105.5 WOLL HD-2 in Hobe Sound, and digital content for and social media accounts.

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