Location: St. George, Utah
About the News Organization: KUER is Utah’s largest NPR affiliate, reaching 165,000 listeners each week from St. George to Pocatello, Idaho. KUER/NPR Utah, licensed through the University of Utah, employs 28 full-time staff including a news director, politics/government editor, a web producer, five reporters, a news/production assistant and two hosts. The mission of KUER News is to provide reporting in the public interest with a developing bent toward investigative, watchdog journalism. KUER produces newscasts during Morning Edition and All Things Considered with midday newscast at noon.
About the Position: This Report for America corps member will focus on southern Utah, with an eye towards political coverage both at the state and federal level, growth, public lands, energy, water and the environment. The reporter will cover the growth of the region, specifically St. George, which according to March 2018 estimates from the Census Bureau is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States. The reporter will work in dual capacities as a half-time general assignment reporter helping to cover the region while the other half of the time will be spent on a specific beat, such as natural resources, water and growth. This reporter will be working remotely, away from the main newsroom in Salt Lake City.
Preferred Skills: Experience in audio reporting and editing, data journalism and photography
Application Deadline: February 8 at 11:59pm ET
Start Date: June 1
Contract Period: One year (12-months) with the possibility of a second year renewal