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WGVU Public Media seeks a WGVU audio general assignment reporter

September 25, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

This position is responsible for writing and editing spot and feature news stories for on air and digital delivery within WGVU Public Media.


  1. Research, write, voice, produce, and edit daily spot and/or feature news stories for on air and digital platforms.
  2. Serve as backup anchor of local newscasts during Morning Edition, Mid-Day West Michigan, and All Things Considered.
  3. Update station website with local news stories.
  4. Represent WGVU Public Media at station-sponsored events and host/co-host programs or events as needed.
  5. Assist in on air fundraising efforts.
  6. Perform other duties as required/assigned by leadership.


  • Associate Degree and three (3) years of newsroom or related experience – OR – Bachelor’s Degree and one (1) year of newsroom or related experience.
  • Experience in field news gathering including impromptu and scripted interview settings.
  • Knowledge of digital audio editing and studio production including the ability to operate the digital radio board, playback/automation system, and general broadcast equipment and software.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Commitment to WGVU’s vision of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work within a collaborative multiplatform culture and environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism, punctuality, and work self-sufficiently with little direction when required.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including some nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Willingness to work on location for field recordings and have a valid driver’s license.

Salary: $50-52,000, commensurate with experience

How To Apply: Apply online at and select “Apply now”.  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, please call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline: Application review begins immediately for two open positions. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

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