KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent — Flagstaff

Flagstaff is one of the most beautiful places in Arizona, with a diversity of people, issues and natural resources. Northern Arizona is an amazing mix of tribal communities, a university town, snow-covered peaks and a tiny drive from the Grand Canyon!

KJZZ is looking for a senior field correspondent to investigate and share stories from Flagstaff and the northern areas of the state. You'll be researching and producing topical news stories from northern Arizona including tribal issues and Native American communities to the KJZZ audience. It’s a variety of breaking news and enterprising/investigative reporting in multiple formats.

You’ll write, edit and produce audio stories for a statewide audience. You’ll be able to create digital content and work with a team of outstanding reporters and editors to develop multimedia stories. It’s a cool job in a place that has all four seasons.

Essential Functions

25% — Researches, gathers, writes, edits and delivers news tape and copy.
15% — Publishes news stories across multiple media platforms.
15% — Investigates breaking news developments.
15% — Assists in fundraising efforts and events; develops and maintains contact lists and sources; performs other duties as assigned.
10% — Operates studio and field audio equipment.
10% — Covers news conferences and conducts interviews.
10% — Analyzes and interprets news and current issues; researches and analyzes background information related to story development and reporting accuracy.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in journalism, radio/television, broadcasting or directly related field and two years of professional journalism/broadcasting experience such as researching, editing, interviewing and reporting news stories.


An equivalent combination of the conferred degree and directly related full-time work experience as described above 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, may be considered.

Desired Qualifications

1. Journalistic experience at a public radio facility or mid-to-major market newspaper including developing sources and establishing effective communication channels.
2. Breaking news experience.
3. Live news field reporting.
4. Investigative reporting experience including research skills.
5. Three or more years of regional reporting experience.
6. Two or more years of beat reporting.
7. Excellent editing skills as demonstrated through a portfolio containing recent examples of news reporting in any media format submitted by close of business of the application deadline to the Rio Salado College/Human Resources Office.

If you experience issues with the application links, search for job 314646 at jobs.maricopa.edu to apply.