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Correspondent, National Desk

Company: National Public Radio
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

OVERVIEWA thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility - and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.Across our organization, we're building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success.The National Security Correspondent on Extremism identifies and reports stories on domestic terrorism, extremist groups, the militia movement, white nationalism and forces of radicalization in the United States for all NPR News programs. This position requires a deep base of expertise in, or the ability to quickly learn, the relevant groups within extremist communities and to examine how law enforcement and other American institutions address them. As NPR seeks to cover the forces of division within the country, this beat will examine how extremism has seeped into the mainstream of our culture and the country's response. This correspondent will develop and maintain sources in the relevant extremist groups and within law enforcement and intelligence communities. He/she will respond to breaking news, initiate and develop short-term news and feature stories, in-depth enterprise and investigative reports. Coverage includes appearing on news magazines, podcasts, newscasts and writing for . or opportunity.RESPONSIBILITIES Conceives, proposes, plans and researches ideas around extremism to produce stories and program segments. Develops news sources and keeps associated files. Takes assignments from supervisors on the desk. Participates in newsroom and desk planning for coverage. Develops material for , including original reporting, writing and production. Gathers materials on tape and otherwise, through interviews, press conferences and direct coverage of events. This may involve travel on short-term notice. Prepares and presents special reports, series, documentaries and program segments examining important subjects in depth. Performs other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONSEDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.REQUIRED SKILLS At least six years' experience in journalism. Demonstrated expertise at developing a major journalism specialty or beat. Experience producing stories on national news issues. Willingness to travel, sometimes internationally, for reporting assignments. Experience working independently when needed. Experience in long-form journalism. Excellence in analysis and interpretation. Demonstrated experience and success breaking news, developing sources and reporting original enterprise stories. Ability and willingness to work varied shifts. Ability to handle multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions. Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure. Must be able to report breaking stories for newscasts, major programs and for Proven ability to work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system. Understanding that the correspondent may be reassigned after a defined period of time. Ability and willingness to relocate. In the future, 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.PREFERRED SKILLS Demonstrated experience producing stories on the U.S. intelligence community and the Congressional committees that oversee them. Demonstrated experience covering extremism, hate groups, and radicalization. Demonstrated expertise in all aspects of broadcast journalism - reporting, voicing, editing, producing full radio pieces, live interviews, use of microphones, recorders, computers and telecommunication transmissions via satellite phones and/or Internet. Experience in online journalism.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.Want more NPR? Explore the stories behind the stories on our NPR Extra blog. Get social with NPR Extra on Facebook and following @NPRExtra and #NPRLife on Twitter and Instagram. Find more career opportunities at N /careers and on Twitter at @NPRJobs.NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive workplace that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal - to create a more informed public. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, and reproductive health decisions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, gender non-conforming status, intersex status, sexual stereotypes, nationality, citizenship status, personal appearance, marital status, family status, family responsibilities, military status, veteran status, mental and physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, genetic characteristics of yourself or a family member, political views and affiliation, unemployment status,

Keywords: National Public Radio, Washington DC , Correspondent, National Desk, Other , Washington, DC

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