City of Richmond Reporter

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



23 Sesame Street
United States


The Community Idea Stations is seeking a City of Richmond/Breaking News Reporter for our FM Station 88.9 WCVE News. This is a full time position with benefits and reports to the News Director.

This position will cover the Richmond Mayor’s office and administration, Richmond City Council, Richmond Planning Commission, Richmond Economic Development Authority and other breaking news. This position will also assist the State Politics, Education and Legal Reporters when necessary and may host occasional news programs as needed. 

Candidates should be willing to work as needed during day and evening hours. Weekend hours and overtime will be periodically required. This reporter will serve as the on-call weekend reporter every 3 weeks. During the General Assembly session, this reporter should plan on working overtime for 6-8 weeks. 


Successful candidates will be proficient in Adobe Audition or similar editing software and have web and social media‐based editing and production skills. Two to three years of experience as an on‐air reporter is required and public radio experience is strongly preferred. Photography skills are a plus. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to travel.


The Community Idea Stations use the power of media to educate, entertain and inspire. We are the largest locally owned and operated media company in the region, each week reaching more than 300,000 people throughout central Virginia of every age, demographic and economic circumstance through our TV and radio programs. Visit us at to learn more.

Our many employee benefits include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) savings plan with match, and tuition reimbursement. We offer a generous amount of paid time off and holidays, flexible work arrangements, and a fun, casual atmosphere.

The Community Idea Stations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary expectations, and work samples to or Community Idea Stations, Attn: Human Resources, 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235. Submissions without this information will not be considered.

This position is open until October 26, 2018.