Sunday, October 7, 2007

NPR seeks 6-month editorial assistant

National Public Radio seeks a temporary editorial assistant to help with election coverage. The position runs from January 1, 2008 to November 21, 2008. Here are the details:

Assists Election Unit, desks and shows as assigned with election research and guest booking; assists in generating story and interview ideas; and helps reporters with political stories. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, with training in journalism, political science, or research.

Minimum two years journalism and related research with demonstrated ability to collect, organize and disseminate information; knowledge of US politics and election-related issues; thorough knowledge of research tools, including computer access data banks; ability to handle multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions; ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure; ability and willingness to work varied shifts, including evenings and weekends; demonstrated communication skills; ability and willingness to travel; proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system.

Preferred thorough knowledge of writing and editing for radio; radio production skills, with emphasis on writing and editing for radio; and digital media skills.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume, indicating job title and number, to:

National Public Radio
Human Resources Department
635 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Fax: (202) 513-3047
E-mail: employment@npr.org

Click here to learn about various other editorial openings at NPR.

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