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WYSO 91.3 seeks an environment & indigenous affairs reporter

September 7, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

WYSO seeks a curious reporter to join our growing organization and cover climate change and the environment, and help build an Indigenous affairs beat.

The successful candidate will be a creative problem solver who generates story ideas on and off their beat, and balances shorter daily stories with more in-depth, investigative and solutions-focused enterprise coverage. They should either have a science or science-reporting background, or willingness to learn and understand scientific topics. They also should be comfortable using social media to tell and find stories, committed to including diverse voices in reporting and capable of building a network of community connections to enrich coverage. The successful candidate will work forty hours a week reporting to the News Director.


  • Cover climate change, water and air quality, the effects of development and other related topics, including highlighting Indigenous perspectives and solutions to environmental problems
  • Cover historic Ohio tribe cultural and language revitalization, state American Indian policy, claimant groups, and other related topics
  • Produce a mix of readers and spots, as well as more in-depth features
  • Record, edit and mix audio
  • Create content that’s people-centered, including people who haven’t always been represented in news coverage (especially citizens of historic Ohio tribal nations)
  • Write news stories and take digital photos for online audiences
  • Use social media to distribute content, and find stories and sources
  • Occasional fill-in hosting of news magazines (will provide training if needed)
  • Pitch live on the air during fund drives

Required Qualifications:

  • At least two years of professional journalism experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Passion for public radio, our public service mission and local journalism
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Fast, clear and capable writer familiar with AP style
  • Displays the highest standards of accuracy, fairness and ethics in reporting
  • Familiar with current and emerging digital/online technology, and willing to learn new technologies

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous science reporting or knowledge preferred
  • Experience reporting
  • Experience in broadcast production preferred
  • Experience or interest in experimenting with storytelling techniques, both on air and digital
  • Knowledge of our local area and historic Ohio Indigenous nations (Delaware, Miami, Ojibwe, Ottawa, Potawatomi, Seneca, Shawnee, Wyandotte and others) is a plus but not required

Salary: Salary range is $45,00-$60,000, commensurate with experience.

How to Apply: Email a cover letter, resume and five story samples (can be links) to Art Boulet at

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