Overview

Arkansas PBS is seeking a Senior Public Affairs/News Producer who embraces our high standards of compelling, creative, and informative storytelling through content innovation across multiple platforms to inform Arkansans on today’s issues.

Do you have the vision to make Arkansas PBS the relevant thought leader in Public Affairs and an essential daily resource in Arkansas? If you have the talent to develop original ideas, produce impactful and unique stories, and would love to communicate with local audiences on what is important to Arkansans while upholding our core values of education, integrity, fairness, and independence, we want to hear from you!

The Senior Public Affairs/News Producer will produce daily and essential content talk formats for broadcast and digital, podcasts, current affairs segments, talk shows, and blogs. This role will be responsible for overseeing the shooting, audio, editing, graphics, and scriptwriting to deliver compelling and informative segments, with the ability to work closely with civic leaders and newsmakers, keep abreast of noteworthy events and issues, and keep Arkansans informed and engaged. The ideal candidate is an inclusive leader, capable of building trust within the ARPBS team and the communities we serve. This role requires a commitment to the core values of ARPBS and the ability to be mindful of diverse voices and lived experiences in our communities that broaden perceptions and seek common ground. The ideal candidate must uphold the station’s core content goals to Inform, Entertain, Educate, Resonate, Inspire, and Enlighten, keeping them central to our aim of becoming more daily and essential to our audience.

Requirements for the Senior Public Affairs Producer include a degree in journalism, communication, or other related filed, and three years of experience in public affairs reporting and/or broadcast Journalism. Experience in research, editing, blog content, podcasts, and hosting/moderating preferred.

Please provide a portfolio of examples of work.

To apply online, visit  https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/ to search for: Television Production Manager,  Req: 874 or Position: 22082212