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JPR seeks regional reporters

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Staff in the JPR newsroom


Jefferson Public Radio is expanding its award-winning news department and is seeking two regional reporters.

The reporters will work from JPR’s newsroom, which is located on the main campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. JPR covers a large region comprised of mostly rural communities located in the Rogue Valley (Ashland-Medford-Grants Pass), along the Southern Oregon and Northern California coastline, in the Klamath Basin and on the I-5 Corridor between Eugene, Oregon and Redding, California.

Reporters produce enterprise features, spot news, interviews, photos, videos and other news content for JPR’s air and digital platforms. JPR reporters’ work is regularly broadcast by partner stations throughout Oregon and frequently on NPR stations across the country. Past collaborations have included work with NPR’s investigative team and Kaiser Health News. The JPR broadcast area includes portions of the Pacific coast, the rugged Cascade and Siskiyou Mountains, farming communities and remote corners of Northern California. The general assignment reporters will have an opportunity to cover a variety of beats, including the environment, health, politics, poverty and homelessness, and education.

Compensation ranges from $45K - $55K and includes a generous benefits package with health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off and tuition discounts at Oregon public universities which are transferable to a family member. For complete position details and to apply CLICK HERE.

Jefferson Public Radio is a network of 23 public radio stations and 36 translators serving a 60,000 square-mile area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. The population of JPR's service area is approximately 1 million. JPR is licensed to and operated by Southern Oregon University, whose main campus is located in Ashland, Oregon. JPR operates from a state-of-the-art broadcast center that was completed in 2018 on the SOU Ashland campus as well as a satellite studio facility in the Cascade Theatre in Redding, California. JPR provides three fully separate, full-time program services and is an NPR member station.