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Classical Music Host ‐ Radio
The Community Idea Stations is seeking a Classical Music Host for our WCVE Music stations. This is a 30-hour full time position with benefits. This position reports to the VP and General Manager of Radio.

This position is responsible for the selection and scheduling of classical content and related information. Responsibilities will include engaging listeners with stories and knowledge related to the music. This position will conduct artist and performer interviews and collaborate with other arts organizations.

The successful candidate will have a clear speaking voice with the ability to tell compelling and engaging stories. Candidates should have extensive knowledge of classical music, including composers, instruments, eras, and related information. Experience using Adobe Audition and familiarity with FCC rules and regulations is required. Candidates should have the demonstrated ability to use social media tools to engage a wide range of listeners. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to travel.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary expectations, and work samples to hr@ideastations.org or
Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation
Attn: Human Resources
23 Sesame Street
Richmond, VA 23235
Submissions without this information will not be considered.

Deadline to apply is May 9, 2018.


Legal Reporter ‐ Radio
The Community Idea Stations is seeking a Legal Reporter for our FM station 88.9 WCVE. This is a full time position with benefits and reports to the News Director.

This reporter will cover major cases in criminal, civil and constitutional courts. This position will be responsible for covering the Supreme Court of Virginia, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina), U.S. Eastern District Court of Virginia, local district courts and local police departments. This position will also cover state criminal justice policy including the Virginia Crime Commission and the House and Senate Court’s of Justice Committees. This position will also participate in peer editing of other reporter’s work.

Candidates should be willing to work as needed during day and evening hours. This position may also host occasional news programs as needed. Weekend hours and overtime will be periodically required. During the Virginia General Assembly session, this position may require significant overtime.

The successful candidate will have court-reporting experience. Some law school is preferred. Candidates should be proficient in Adobe Audition and have web and social media‐based editing and production skills. Two to three years of experience as an on‐air reporter is required and public radio experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to travel.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary expectations, and work samples to hr@ideastations.org or
Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation
Attn: Human Resources
23 Sesame Street
Richmond, VA 23235
Submissions without this information will not be considered.

Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.


The Community Idea Stations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (EOE)

The Community Idea Stations use the power of media to educate, entertain and inspire. We are the largest locally owned and operated media company in the region, each week reaching more than 300,000 people throughout central Virginia of every age, demographic and economic circumstance through our TV and radio programs.

The Community Idea Stations include 88.9 WCVE Public Radio, WCVE PBS, WHTJ PBS, WCVW PBS, WCVE Create, and MHz Worldview. For more information about the Community Idea Stations, visit our website at ideastations.org; or follow us on Facebook (WCVE) or twitter (@wcve).

Our many employee benefits include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) savings plan with match, and tuition reimbursement. We offer a generous amount of paid time off and holidays, flexible work arrangements, and a fun, casual atmosphere.