KJZZ field correspondent (reporter)

KJZZ is looking for a reporter to cover a variety of breaking news and enterprising topics from metro Phoenix and Arizona.

Based in Phoenix, the journalist will report stories in multiple formats.The reporter will write, edit, produce and deliver audio stories for a statewide audience, as well as work with the KJZZ team of outstanding reporters and editors to develop multimedia storytelling experiences.

This position will gather audio in the field, conduct interviews, mix and produce audio elements for broadcast, and pursue both long- and short-form reporting.

Great benefits

This position offers a competitive salary and great benefits. These include health and dental coverage, retirement benefits, generous vacation and sick leave, as well as other benefits.

Essential Functions

40% - Writes news stories or scripts related to events or topics of interest.
15% - Researches potential stories, topics, background information and facts related to newsworthy events or subjects.
15% - Interviews sources to gather pertinent information, analysis and facts; organizes story elements and journalistic data.
10% - Conducts fact-checking and verifies sources; Reviews reference materials and supplemental information related to stories.
10% - Edits stories and scripts; ensures proper grammar usage and appropriate communication style.
10% - Participates in fundraising activities, makes promotional appearances as necessary and keeps required paperwork.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, radio/television, broadcasting or directly related field and one year of field experience such as news and/or background research, writing news stories and/or conducting interviews.


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Desired Qualifications

1. Two or more years of reporting experience.
2. Experience as a reporter at a public radio or newspaper.
3. Experience with field audio reporting equipment and digital editing tools.
4. Experience producing audio with sound elements as demonstrated by submitted audio example via a portfolio through a link; website; or any media format submitted by close of business of the application deadline (upload as an attachment with resume and cover letter).

If you experience issues with the application links, search for job 317771 at jobs.maricopa.edu to apply.