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There is currently one full-time position available at StateImpact Oklahoma.

StateImpact Oklahoma Reporter

StateImpact Oklahoma seeks a tenacious reporter to join a team of journalists investigating and explaining how government policy shapes people’s lives in Oklahoma…and beyond. This reporter will file stories predominantly on health, while working with state and regional news partners and reporters and editors from NPR.

StateImpact Oklahoma (SIOK) is an enterprise journalism collaboration of Oklahoma NPR stations (KGOU, KOSU, KWGS and KCCU). Since 2012, SIOK has won numerous awards, including regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and a national PRNDI Award. Almost 230,000 listeners and more than one million unique digital readers follow SIOK reporting each week. The ideal candidate will have a strong record as a data-driven reporter with expertise in public policy issues.

Required education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or related field 
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in reporting on health, government, politics and/or public policy  
  • Experience producing in multiple formats, using a variety of tools, including digital, broadcast, video, social media, blogs and podcasts 

Required skills:

  • Exceptional news judgment and high journalistic and ethical standards, including commitment to accuracy, fairness and diversity 
  • Advanced research, analytical, organizational, time-management and communication skills 
  • Ability to work with editor and other reporters 
  • Ability to produce reports on complex issues in multiple formats on deadline 
  • Proficiency in audio production, photography, digital storytelling and social media 

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to travel and walk long distances while carrying equipment weighing up to 20 pounds 

Required documents:

  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter 

Department Preferences:

  • Familiarity with audio or video editing and general office software including Adobe Audition, MS Office and Apple production software  
  • On-air experience for a college or professional broadcast news operation/digital news site 
  • Experience in political, social and cultural issues in Oklahoma    
  • Ability to represent StateImpact Oklahoma at public events  
  • Experience developing in-depth reports on complex issues, policies or trends  
  • News consumer who regularly follows news stories and developments in journalism  

This is a full-time position with regular hours Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., although occasional work after hours or on weekends should be expected. Salary is commensurate with experience.

This position will be a University of Oklahoma employee, with University benefits. The University of Oklahoma is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The position is open until filled.

The application is made online at https://jobs.ou.edu – Requisition number 231092.

Student News Intern

KOSU is always on the lookout for news and engagement interns.

KOSU student interns work with our news team on daily news and long-term projects, learning how to write and record news reports for radio and produce digitally-focused reports. Past interns have also worked in engagement, development and production.

Interns can attend any college and also can use the experience as internship, practicum or independent study credits.

If you are interested in a student internship, please contact newsdirector@kosu.org.

KOSU serves the state of Oklahoma with multiple radio frequencies and kosu.org. We also work with a number of state and regional news collaborations and national outlets, including NPR. We've won numerous state and national awards for our work.

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University and KOSU are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability or veteran status.