23 Sesame Street
The Community Idea Stations is seeking an on-camera Host/Reporter with strong journalistic skills and energetic, compassionate, insightful and intellectual presence in the studio and in the field. This is a part time position with no benefits except as required by law.
This position will host our Emmy award winning Virginia Currents show. This is the longest running program produced in Virginia and begins its 28th season in November. The tapings occur October through May and the program airs year round in multiple markets on PBS stations throughout Virginia.
The Host/Reporter will present segments with enthusiasm, tact and authenticity. This position will work closely with the Managing Producer to arrange in-studio interviews with credible experts on relevant and compelling topics and conduct these as-live interviews with quick-thinking follow-up questions that demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the subject. The Host/Reporter will produce a 3 to 4 minute story for each show that requires engaging, on-location interviews and creative story-telling techniques. This position will also generate story ideas and connect with sources. The Host/Reporter will attend some outreach events on behalf of the station.
Successful candidates will have a minimum of three years’ experience as a Host/Anchor or Reporter. A versatile on-camera presence is necessary as topics range from serious and hard-hitting to awe-inspiring and heart-tugging to lighthearted and playful. Candidates should have the ability to write concise and accurate scripts and the ability to work as part of a creative team of producers and production crew members. Experience editing and/or shooting experience is desired. Candidates should possess a degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or related field and the ability to lift 30 pounds. Candidates should also have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and clean background.
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 www.ideastations.org to learn more.
The Community Idea Stations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minimum Education Required