NPR’s “Planet Money” seeks host/reporter
NPR is looking for a Reporter/Host to join Planet Money, one of the best and most popular podcasts around. We’re expanding and trying some new things.
We’re looking for a Reporter/Host who can deliver something smart to say about economics and the news, with humor, clarity, and surprise on a regular basis under tight deadlines. It’s not easy. But you’ll have a team of smart, creative colleagues to help.
You do not have to already be a Reporter/Host to apply. Do you naturally think in economic terms? Can you appreciate Keynes for his wit as well as his theories? Do you know how to squeeze a drop or two of delight out of the Federal Reserve? Maybe you even do this professionally as a journalist now, or as a researcher somewhere or casually with friends? If you’re answering ‘yes’, to any of these questions, then this job is for you.
- Conceive, research, write and report smart stories that explain how economic forces are shaping our world.
- Find characters and ideas that explain the forces behind the news that aren’t being covered elsewhere.
- Explain confusing ideas and concepts in the news in creative, entertaining and provocative ways.
- Tell stories that will appeal to a general audience as well as experts in the know.
- Host a podcast, sometimes with a cohost, sometimes solo.
- As a host, serve as a public representative of National Public Radio, Inc. and maintains standards of professional performance and journalistic ethical standards.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- At least 4 years’ reporting and writing experience, ideally as a journalist or delivering high-level analysis at university, bank, consulting firm or equivalent.
- Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Demonstrated subject matter expertise in economic news.
- Ability and willingness to relocate. NPR may choose to transfer employees to other geographic locations. Severance provisions of the AFTRA collective bargaining agreement will apply should you choose not to accept a transfer.
- Ability and willingness to work varied shifts.
- Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system.
- Broadcast experience
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. Shows us your creativity and give us a sense of your tastes and the type of stories you want to cover.
All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.
To apply, go here.