WRVO Public Media — WRVO Morning Edition Host / News Reporter

WRVO Public Media seeks a morning local news host to join our award-winning news team.  While this position is located on the campus of SUNY Oswego, this is not a New York State position.

WRVO Public Media is the leading public radio station in the Syracuse, New York market.  Our 13-station network reaches approximately 20 counties in Central New York and Southern Ontario, and includes stations in Syracuse, Utica, Watertown, Oswego, Ithaca, Cortland, Hamilton, Norwich, Rome, Geneva and Clayton.  Our News Department is consistently honored by the Associated Press and other journalism organizations.  Our main studios are located on the campus of SUNY Oswego, with satellite studios in downtown Syracuse.

Posting Date: February 5, 2018

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  In addition, The Research Foundation for SUNY offers an excellent benefit package: https://portal.rfsuny.org/portal/page/portal/employee_benefits/benefits/Home

Date of Appointment: On/around April 1, 2018

Job Description:

The Morning Edition Host/News Reporter serves as the local host for WRVO and will write, prepare and deliver news and continuity during local portions of Morning Edition, and will also contributes news reports and features as required.  The primary “voice” of WRVO, the Morning Edition Host/News Reporter works closely with the Director of News and Public Affairs to assure timely, accurate delivery of local news content to WRVO listeners, adhering to the objectives and values set forth by WRVO Public Media and the State University of New York at Oswego

Requirement Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or a related field, and/or at least two years of equivalent professional experience, preferably in public media
  • Demonstrated ability to be an engaging on-air personality
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours, with strict reliability standards
  • A strong commitment to public radio news values and journalistic ethics
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to use various forms of news technology, including computers, phones, radio consoles, digital recorders and cameras, and digital editing software

For a complete job description and application instructions, visit wrvo.org/employment.  Applicants will be required to provide the names and contact information of three professional references.  Applicants being considered may be asked to provide links to audio samples demonstrating their work.


Although the position will be based on the campus of SUNY Oswego, the appointment will be made through the Research Foundation for SUNY, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to Bill Drake at 315-312-1048 or wdrake@wrvo.org

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