Morning Edition Host / Newscast Editor

South Dakota State Government - Vermillion, SD3.9

Full-time$19 - $27 an hour
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South Dakota Public Broadcasting is a statewide, joint radio and television network, that is also South Dakota's NPR and PBS affiliates. We seek an energetic, organized, and goal-focused professional journalist to host local segments of Morning Edition, Monday through Friday 6-9 AM and midday newscasts. This position is a high-profile member of the SDPB news team and will lead work on a statewide network for a discerning audience that appreciates and supports good local journalism.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
The ideal candidate will have sound news judgment and a clear, pleasant, grammatically correct conversational on-air delivery. Able to correctly stack newscasts based on news of the day. The ability to research, report and produce news features; conduct interesting and thoughtful interviews with newsmakers and participate in the station's digital strategies.

Knowledge of:
South Dakota;
South Dakota newsmakers including politicians, business leaders, and cultural leaders.

Ability to:
develop professional relationships that assist in newsgathering;
remain objective and professional at all times;
work with news interns and assign staff news assignments;
assist with editing copy for broadcast and online presentations;
stay organized and multi-task;
write and edit audio content;
use windows operating systems;
work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced news situation;
provide accurate information to our audience.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility verification, Form I-9.

The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please visit This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.