“Planet Money” seeks reporter/correspondent
Planet Money is a small, tight-knit team producing two of the best and most popular podcasts around. We need a smart, funny, interesting person to tell smart, funny, interesting stories. Some of those stories will be about money. Some won’t. We are looking for someone tapped into news, ready to break some, but also able to weave a timeless narrative. You would get to do it all. Report. Write. Travel. Co-host. Edit. Follow your curiosity about the world and explain what you find to millions of people. This position is based in the greatest city on Earth: New York.
In your cover letter, please include links to previous narrative work you’ve done (preferably audio) and tell us how you’d like Planet Money to change and how hiring you would help. Be critical. We can take it.
- Tell a great story
- Help colleagues tell great stories
- Find the best details
- Nail the big idea
- Think critically
- Deliver a punch-line
- Paint a character in 10 words
- Sound memorable
- Take the listener with you
- Ask killer questions
- Show your personality
- Never be dull
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required for Reporter:
- At least 4 years’ reporting experience.
- Experience in long-form, narrative journalism.
- Experience working on deadline and working independently.
- An analytical mind.
- Excellent writing chops.
- Audio skills a plus.
- Expertise covering economics also a plus, but a great storyteller is a great storyteller.
Required for Correspondent:
- At least 10 years’ experience as a reporter.
- Expertise in long-form, narrative journalism.
- At least three years’ reporting experience covering national news stories.
- Significant knowledge and experience covering economics, including a proven ability to translate complicated concepts for the audience.
- Excellent writing and audio skills.
Additional Requirements for Reporter and for Correspondent:
- 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 to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure.
- 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.
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.
To apply, go here.