Missouri University of Science and Technology
Food & Agriculture Reporter, Harvest Public Media
St. Louis Public Radio
Introduction and Description
St. Louis Public Radio, an NPR affiliate, has joined the Harvest Public Media collaborative, creating an opportunity for a confident, motivated reporter to cover food and agriculture.
The reporter will be based in Rolla, Missouri, and will work with the reporters and editors from the seven participating stations in the Harvest Public Media collaborative.
The reporter works closely with HPM's editorial team to create sound-rich, in-depth features and news spots for broadcast and digital pieces for the Harvest network. Additionally, the reporter will cover significant issues for St. Louis Public Radio in the Rolla region, which includes Fort Leonard Wood, as assigned.
The ideal candidate is a skilled journalist and creative writer who's able to weave a narrative for radio and digital audiences. They also have a track record of finding unique stories and are capable of working independently but adept at being part of a team. The ideal reporter is a professional who knows how to manage their time, appreciate feedback and produce fair, accurate and ethical stories for radio and web.
We prefer candidates with a public radio background but are open to training an applicant with significant print or TV news reporting experience who shows a strong desire to transition to public radio reporting in the NPR style. The ideal candidate must have:
A bachelor's degree in journalism or related field.
At least two years of experience as a professional journalist.
Multimedia skills (audio editing, newswriting for web, photography/video, social media, etc.).
Demonstrated ability to be flexible with reporting assignments while still meeting deadlines.
Ability to work collaboratively, demonstrating an understanding and respect for public broadcasting in general and the diverse constituencies it serves.
Capacity to work independently in a bureau.
Vast knowledge of agriculture, food and rural issues.
July 2, 2018
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Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Founded in 1870 as one of the first technological schools west of the Mississippi, Missouri S&T is one of the nation’s top technological research universities. Missouri S&T produced the engineers, scientists and innovators who helped drive the Industrial Revolution and launch the Space Age. Today, our graduates are poised to lead the new global, green economy. How we rate Missouri S&T has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence. But don't just take our word for it. Here’s what others are saying. * No. 1 "Awesome College Lab" for our Experimental Mine (Popular Science, September 2010). * No. 1 in the Midwest -- and 12th in the nation -- among public colleges for "getting rich" (Forbes.com, August 2008). * No. 2 highest starting salaries in the Midwest among all universities, and third in the nation among public universities, according to a survey of average starting salaries for graduates (PayScale.com, July 2010). * No. 6 "Great Schools, Great Prices" among public universities (U.S. News & World Report, August 2010). * A top 20 STEM Research University (Academic Analytics, January 2008). STEM stands for "science, technology, engineering and mathematics." * Top 50 best public colleges as rated by America's high school counselors (U.S. News & World Report, August 2010). Missouri S&T ranked 35th in the survey among public universities. Experience S&T * 7,000 students (5,400 undergraduate, 1,600 graduate) from 47 states and 51 nations * More than 65 degree programs in engineering, science, computing and technology, business, management systems, the humanities and the liberal arts * 15 accredited undergraduate engineering programs (more than MIT, Purdue, Illinois or Michigan and three times the average number found at U.S. universities) * 284-acre campus in Rolla, a community of 18,000 in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks and one of the "best small towns in America" * More than 200 student organizations * Seven men's varsity sports, six women’s varsity sports, and 19 intramurals * 14 award-winning student design teams -- our solar car team has won two national championships * S&T has 25 research centers and institutes Degrees that make a difference * First-time pre-med placement rate over the past 10 years for S&T grads is 75 percent (average national rate is 44 percent) * More than 300 companies and graduate schools annually recruit S&T graduates * $57,300 is the average paycheck right out of S&T. The average starting salary nationally is $48,351. * S&T is a "top key school" for many Fortune 500 corporations that recruit on campus * Three of our grads have become NASA astronauts Energy and the environment * S&T was the first U.S. university to attain ISO 14001 certification for environmental management * We're home to the Midwest’s only rural hydrogen fueling station * The hydrogen fueling station is located at the E3 Commons, a place where students and researchers focus on energy, environment and education * We also have a "solar village" -- four student-built and inhabited solar homes