KCPR news reporters are investigating the day’s breaking stories and looking into some of the most controversial issues facing our campus. You will have the opportunity to interview influential campus, university and city leaders and report what you find on the radio and through prerecorded audio stories.
What You Will Do:
- Pitch and report stories affecting both Cal Poly and the campus community across Mustang Media Group platforms
- Assist with breaking news or live coverage
- Produce audio stories
- Use industry standard software, including Audition and Adobe Premiere
- Produce content according to broadcast news style
- Collaborate with other news reporters on comprehensive coverage
- Work alongside social media editors to develop social media-native content and promote your stories via social platforms; including but not limited to info videos and live tweeting
- Attend weekly Sunday staff meetings either in-person or via Zoom
- Reporters may work remotely in Fall quarter, and this would mean that you would go live from home, using a website called Cleanfeed. To access this website, you will need a laptop or cellphone, and a microphone or headphones that have a microphone built in
Currently, we are on air 9-10 a.m. every weekday, but in Fall quarter we will be expanding with an additional 6-7 p.m. hour.
In order to be on air, reporters must have taken at least one of the following broadcast journalism classes: JOUR 220, JOUR 353, JOUR 346, JOUR 333.
We will build the reporter schedule around your classes, please make sure you are available at least twice a week during show times. If hired, you would start the first week of winter quarter.
We are looking for team players with a drive to learn and passion for storytelling. KCPR news team members thrive on innovation while ambitiously seeking to hone their craft and improve their communities.
Whether your goal is to pursue a career in journalism, gain experience in broadcast reporting or learn more about a specific campus topic you’re interested in, Mustang Media Group is the best place to get a comprehensive campus experience.
There are five positions for KCPR news reporters in Mustang News:
- Update Reporter
- Sports Reporter
- Entertainment Reporter
- Politics Reporter
Reporters typically start out as one of the reporters upon being hired, depending on experience. Most KCPR leaders start as reporters and move up to anchors.