Science Podcast Reporter – NPR



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A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide. 

We’re looking for a creative and accomplished journalist to be a reporter and back-up host for a new daily science podcast launching this fall.

This smart, fun podcast will use insights and discoveries from science to help listeners see things a little differently. This will be short-form, digital-first content that reaches listeners where they are, whether it’s on smart speakers, new audio-on-demand choices in cars or your favorite podcast app.


  • Identify and showcase engaging stories that use science to help us see the world a little differently.
  • Conceive, research, propose ideas and interviews for episodes.
  • As reporter and back up host, prepare and present content in original, compelling, entertaining and provocative ways
  • Write, edit, revise and deliver scripts related to the program.
  • Participate in the production of the program.
  • Ensure audio and stories are accurate and assist with performing story editing and fact-checking as needed.
  • Engage in program planning conversations
  • Maintain highest-quality audio standards.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • At least 4 years’ in journalism reporting and writing.
  • Work effectively with a minimum of supervision, even in complicated situations.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated writing skills
  • Audio skills a plus
  • Subject matter expertise. Some reporting preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to relocate. NPR may choose to transfer employees to other geographic locations.  Severance provisions of the AFTRA collective bargaining agreement will apply should you choose not to accept a transfer.
  • Ability and willingness to work varied shifts.
  • Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.

NPR offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.

NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirmatively seeks to hire veterans and people with disabilities.

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