WITF Seeks PA Capitol Bureau Chief

Feb 18, 2020

Tired of only scratching the surface of stories? Looking for a position that challenges you to expand your skills as a multi-platform journalist? Join WITF, one of the country’s top-performing and most entrepreneurial public broadcasting organizations. You will oversee the daily operations of a one-person bureau, which produces spot news and long-form stories that will be heard through a network of public media organizations in Pennsylvania and one in southern New York. This data-driven, multimedia approach will aim to sustain connected, contextualized statewide reporting on policies implemented by the state government. Plus, take the opportunity to cover the 2020 election in a key battleground state. Experience the freedom to use your audio, video and photography skills daily. You will do so through accountability reporting and engaging storytelling on-air and across digital platforms.

We are seeking an experienced multiplatform journalist. The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, at least two years as a journalist in a fast-paced environment, and is an engaging storyteller with strong reporting, investigative skills and writing abilities. The reporter must also be comfortable working independently, producing high quality photographs to supplement their stories, have knowledge of audio editing software, and have the ability to appear on television and participate in community engagement events. The state Capitol beat is a dying breed across the country. Here’s an opportunity to help Pennsylvanians understand how their government works and how policy decisions impact their lives.

WITF offers competitive benefits that include medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a generous 401(k) with company match all starting on your first day. WITF also offers ample paid time off that includes vacation, sick, and holiday time along with a paid parental leave program.

Learn more and apply at https://www.witf.org/about/careers-and-internships/