Reporter, fluent in Spanish and English (Full-Time, 6 months)

May 26, 2020

Make an impact on the community. Work with a team of smart, collaborative colleagues.

WFAE, Q City Metro, the Charlotte Ledger and La Noticia are teaming up for a collaborative reporting project on the economic impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in Charlotte. 

We are seeking a temporary, full-time reporter to work with this team for six months. The reporter must be fluent in Spanish and English with the ability to write well in both languages.

The primary focus of this beat is on stories that go beyond daily news, although the reporter will be required to file breaking news stories. The successful applicant will have strong research and interview skills, and the ability to use data as foundation for stories. In addition to writing for digital audiences, the reporter will be called upon to provide analysis and two-way story debriefs for broadcast. The reporter must have the ability to develop their own story ideas as well as work on assignments from editors. The reporter will be required to take photos and record audio and video when necessary. 

Weekend and evening work may be required. This job is located in Charlotte, N.C. This position is grant supported, and there is no guarantee of work after the six-month period ends. Applicants who are not able to work full-time still may be considered. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • Fluency in Spanish and English with the ability to write well in both languages
  • Strong news judgment
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to produce content for digital and broadcast formats 
  • Ability to effectively use digital platforms for engagement, and content gathering and distribution
  • Ability to be nimble in a fast-paced news environment
  • Ability and willingness to work varied shifts

Send your resume and cover letter as well as three samples of your work to careers@wfae.org with Bilingual Reporter in the subject line. 

About WFAE

WFAE is a public radio station, licensed to the University Radio Foundation Inc. With 90.3 in Hickory, 106.1 in Laurinburg and 93.7 in Southern Pines, WFAE serves more than 320,000 monthly listeners and 200,000 monthly readers in the greater Charlotte region with an award-winning mix of local, national and international news, and entertainment programs from NPR® and other content partners.

About Qcitymetro

Qcitymetro.com is a news, business and culture platform for the black community in Charlotte, N.C. and surrounding areas. Qcitymetro promotes black excellence, social connectedness and civic engagement via an informed and collective voice online and in person.

About The Charlotte Ledger

The Charlotte Ledger is a digital business publication producing original local news in Charlotte, N.C. Founded in 2019 and run by two journalists with 20+ years of experience, it is a fast-growing e-newsletter and website that seeks to provide smart and lively business news and analysis.

About La Noticia

La Noticia is an independent Spanish-Language news organization based in Charlotte. Our mission is to be the leading source of accurate and valuable local news and information to the growing Latino community. We serve more than 300,000 readers a week with our four print publications in Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Asheville/Hendersonville and more than 100,000 readers a month through lanoticia.com.