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WLRN is an award-winning public radio and television station based in Miami, producing digital and radio news, and local TV documentaries. WLRN News is the 2021 winner of the national Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence in Large Market Radio. Between 2003 and 2020, WLRN was embedded in the Miami Herald newsroom, the only partnership of its kind in the country. Join the WLRN team today.

Broward County general assignment reporter


Date: Nov. 2, 2021
Station: WLRN Public Media
Company: South Florida Public Media/Friends of WLRN
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: News Director
Schedule: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or as assigned
Location: Primarily Broward County, Florida
Deadline to apply: Dec. 9, 2021

To apply: ​

Fill out the job application form here. Then, submit:

  • A cover letter
  • A resume or CV
  • Five work samples (links or mp3s)
  • At least three references who have worked closely with you and can speak of your qualifications for the position

Email all the materials to jobs@wlrnnews.org and include “General Assignment Reporter - Broward” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Position Summary:

This general assignment reporter will pitch, report, write and produce spot news, feature and enterprise stories and digital content for WLRN daily newscasts, digital platforms and news-related and public affairs programming. This reporter will reside in Broward County and work outside of the newsroom a majority of the time, filing radio and digital reports from the field.


  • Pitches and formulates original story ideas
  • Builds on existing enterprise stories
  • Produces interviews with newsmakers
  • Produces stories on deadline
  • Reports live from the field
  • Produces content primarily from the field
  • Contributes to WLRN public affairs programs
  • Continues to hone beat and build sources
  • Works with editors to develop original content for digital and broadcast
  • Provides images and photos for digital posts and social media
  • Produces news-related content for social media
  • Participates in live and online events and special appearances
  • Participates in staff meetings
  • Participates in professional development opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Three (3) years minimum professional experience in a newsroom
  • Exceptional verbal and written skills
  • Ability to report and write for broadcast and digital
  • Ability to use news-gathering technologies, platforms, equipment and software.
  • Ability to use digital recording equipment
  • Ability to mix and edit using digital audio editing program(s)
  • Ability to voice stories and interviews
  • Ability to produce content for digital platforms including online and social media
  • Understanding of and adherence to journalism ethics
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as collaboratively
  • Ability and willingness to work varied shifts

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays; ability to travel; must be able to perform the essential duties of the position; must live in Broward County or relocate within 90 days of accepting the position.


WLRN is an award-winning public radio and television station and winner of the national Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence in Large Market Radio for 2021. We are based in Miami and cover South Florida from the Palm Beaches to Key West. We are Florida’s largest public radio station. WLRN News is a daily broadcast news operation providing multimedia news, storytelling and analysis for WLRN 91.3 FM, 91.5 FM in the Florida Keys, 101.9 in the Palm Beaches, 105.5 WOLL HD-2 in Hobe Sound, WLRN.org, social media and podcasts.