Employment, Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
Red River Radio is currently seeking a News Producer/Director.
Information about this position, including the state portal link, is available at the link below. All interested applicants must apply through the state portal.
The News Producer/Director works in a team environment with a small full-time and part-time professional staff as well as student staff for the Red River Radio public radio network which serves North and Central Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. We have a positive, enthusiastic work environment, within an excellent university community. This position will be the on-air newscaster during NPR’s “Morning Edition” while updating the news website and reporting on news stories throughout the day. The Morning Edition Producer/Director is in charge of: anchoring and producing live newscasts during “Morning Edition” on Red River Radio; and researching, writing, producing and editing in-depth stories for radio and online. Additionally, this position participates in pitching original ideas that can be featured in daily newscasts, in-feature segments, special broadcast segments and online; and serving as liaison to the national NPR news operation. Requires tracking of stories and features produced for listing in public files. Participation in Red River Radio’s fund drive is required, including hosting and other tasks. Other duties as assigned. This position is considered high-priority and the news director is on-call and is required to work irregular hours as circumstances dictate. NOTE: This is a full-time, professional staff position, eligible for all full-time LSUS staff benefits. LSUS, as a state university, has an excellent benefits package available.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in journalism, telecommunications, or related field and two years of experience in public broadcasting or a journalism-related broadcasting environment. Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be added as an approved driver. In-depth understanding of journalistic principles, particularly as they apply to public media; hands-on experience in writing, reporting, editing, production, and on-air delivery for both radio and social media and ability to work with news interns when they are available. Ability and judgment to produce a large quantity of work to deadline that matches the quality of NPR productions; and experience working with multi-platform technologies and the ability to adapt material to a variety of platforms. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal, including a customer service orientation and ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals including station volunteers and advisory board members. Strong organizational and multitasking skills including ability to manage multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment.
Position requires ability to travel to meet deadline requirements. Physical requirements of this position require the ability to view, hear, speak; sit at a computer for extended amounts of time; and handle audio recording equipment.
Be a Red River Radio volunteer by participating in the internship or community correspondent programs.
NEWS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
COMPENSATION: None. Intern may arrange to receive academic credit through his/her college or university.
LOCATION: Red River Radio, 8675 Youree Dr., Shreveport, LA 71115; or, remotely from intern's college/university.
HOURS PER WEEK: Up to 15.
COORDINATOR: Ranae Moran at email@example.com
ELIGIBILITY: Must be a current student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP: As a Red River Radio news intern, you will assist the news producer with all aspects of news gathering and producing weekday newscasts. You will have the opportunity to learn: sound gathering techniques, editorial process involved in packaging stories and interviews, and, audio editing using digital editing/producing equipment. You may also write and produce stories for newscasts, research potential stories, arrange and conduct interviews, and post stories to Red River Radio's site, among other responsibilities.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Candidate should have a strong interest in public radio journalism and possess excellent writing, research, communication, and organizational skills. Must be punctual, professional, familiar with basic computer applications, able to prioritize and see projects through to completion, and have demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently. Candidate should also express interest in news and current events. Some previous editing/reporting/producing experience is preferred.
TO APPLY: Submit cover letter explaining why you want this internship, resume, and a writing samples to e-mail address above.
RED RIVER RADIO COMMUNITY CORRESPONDENT PROGRAM
COMPENSATION: None. Community correspondents are volunteers.
LOCATION: Based throughout Red River Radio listening region.
HOURS PER WEEK: Flexible.
COORDINATOR: Ranae Moran, Assistant General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY CORRESPONDENT PROGRAM: A community correspondent assists the news producer with news gathering and producing stories in the community you live in. The stories are produced for weekday morning newscasts that air on Red River Radio. Examples of community correspondent volunteer activities include, but are not limited to: informing news producer about story ideas found in your community, reporting on upcoming events happening in your community, covering events happening in your community, writing newscast readers and filing stories via phone, and, working with news producer on producing stories with actualities.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Community correspondents should have a strong interest in public radio journalism, local news and current events. Writing, research and reporting skills are a plus.
TO GET INVOLVED: Contact Ranae Moran at 318-798-0102 or email@example.com
ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
- Assisting with general office work, such as stuffing envelopes and answering phones at our Shreveport studios.
- Answering phones and recording pledges during spring and fall pledge drives.
- Helping staff an information table at Red River Radio-sponsored events.
For more information on these volunteer activities, please call 800-552-8502.