Producer/Reporter (Digital/Television/Radio - Science, Environment, Health)

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Tucson, ARIZONA

Position Details

Position Information

Title Producer/Reporter (Digital/Television/Radio - Science, Environment, Health)
Department AZ Public Media Content Prod (3105)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Arizona Public Media (AZPM) is recruiting for a Producer/Reporter (Digital/Television/Radio – Science, Environment, Health) to join its growing team of of producers and reporters who provide content for multiple media platforms. The successful candidate will be an experienced journalist with knowledge of science and science/environment related topics, multi-media skills, strong news judgment, excellent interviewing skills, extensive experience in field producing/reporting, and will be naturally inclined to engage via social media.

AZPM is an editorially independent, member-supported, non-profit public media organization serving Southern Arizona, and is provided as a community service of the University of Arizona (UA). AZPM utilizes advanced digital transmission technology to deliver three channels of public television, three channels of radio, online, and educational outreach services to audiences in all or portions of eleven Arizona counties. AZPM is committed to being a source of information that promotes thoughtful conversation and community collaboration by bringing people and ideas together.

AZPM receives a significant amount of support from viewers and listeners, the UA, grant makers, and corporate supporters. Regardless of job capacity, each AZPM employee is obligated to present a responsive, professional, and helpful business image to all. As a trusted media organization that provides impartial coverage on a variety of topics, all AZPM employees are required to support its Editorial Standards and Code of Ethics policies, both of which are available for review online at

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here .

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Research, develop, write, and produce science, technology, environment, and health segments for radio, television, and digital platforms.
  • Cultivate sources in the areas of scientific, technological, environmental, and health research in Tucson and the Southwest.
  • Research scientific journals and peridicals and develop enterprise stories.
  • Write and present complex issues clearly.
  • Book guests and conduct in-field and in-studio interviews for TV and radio.
  • Write for online, blog, and use Twitter and Facebook on a daily basis.
  • Produce high-quality work that is accurate, fair, balanced, and professional.
  • Adhere to AZPM’s Code of Editorial Ethics and Practices and AZPM’s Editorial Standards.
  • Operate radio field equipment and digital video editing systems.
  • Actively participate in creating and maintaining a professional and cooperative working environment.
  • Meet daily deadlines.
  • Participate in station fund raising and other public events.
    8 Drive University vehicles as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of journalistic principles, ethics, and standard.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of cross-platform (digital, television, radio), content production techniques and workflows.
  • Understanding, appreciation, and passion for scientific topics.
  • Knowledge of Scientific research in the Southwest.
  • Proven ability to communicate the work being done by scientists.
  • Working knowledge of online search and social media tools.
  • Experience with digital editing and related production systems (Adobe Premier Pro).
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Experience in live studio, field, and remote production.
  • Computer literate.
  • Familiarity with public broadcasting conversational style delivery.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Valid and active Drivers License upon employment.
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy .
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Broadcasting, Journalism, Communications, or a related field.
  • Two years of media experience in producing, editing, writing or reporting with a working knowledge of contemporary broadcast journalism standards and practices.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in a science-related field such as environment, health.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40+
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22719
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Michael D. Testerman, J.D., SPHR
Human Resources Representative
Arizona Public Media
P.O. Box 210067
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067

Open Date 07/30/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 08/06/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates are required to submit url links in their resumes and/or cover letters to examples of audio/video productions and other pertinent content creations. Applicants who do not submit these materials will not be considered for employment.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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