Program Host/Reporter

Tampa, FL


$55,000 to $65,000

You bring the best of both worlds; you’re an experienced and energetic Morning Edition or All Things Considered anchor and you love reporting. WUSF Public Media is strengthening our newsroom and needs two people who are comfortable hosting live radio and can research and develop story ideas, interview, record sound and produce news reports. You’ll join our major market newsroom staff of 12 in an exciting and growing region.


WUSF Public Media is a division of the University Communications and Marketing department consisting of three strategic business units; WUSF 89.7, WSMR and IntellisMedia. WUSF Public Media serves the university by providing the community with news, information and entertainment programming that informs and enriches their daily lives and is engaged in educational work in the community. WUSF Public Media provides students with learning and personal growth opportunities through formal classes and internships and informal hands-on experiences.


Perform as a local Radio host, news anchor, and writer for local radio broadcast of NPR's Morning Edition or NPR's All Things Considered and any other programs as assigned. Research and develop story ideas, conduct interviews, record sound, write, edit, voice and produce radio news reports both short form and feature length that meet NPR standards and the Society of Professional Journalists' ethical guidelines. Post WUSF News stories (audio, digital news story and photos) on the website. This position will also host/emcee live events at the direction of WUSF management. This position will, as directed, host public affairs programs and special news coverage. This position will participate in community outreach events and make public appearances at the direction of management. This position will assist in station fundraising efforts.

 USF - Tampa Campus

Minimum qualifications: 

This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or related field and two years of directly related experience; or a Master's degree in the fields listed above. Four years of vocational/technical training and experience may substitute for the Bachelor's degree requirement.

Preferred qualifications: 

Demonstrated abilities in the following:

  • Demonstrated radio on-air anchoring
  • Reporting in a Public Media setting