Job Description:

Policy decisions affecting immigration and underserved rural communities play out in monumental ways in California’s San Joaquin Valley. It’s a region abundant in agriculture and rich in ethnic diversity; in the city of Fresno alone, more than 85 languages are spoken. Valley Public Radio is looking for a tenacious reporter to cover immigration and underserved communities in seven counties. The position involves reporting, writing and assembling daily and feature-length news content for broadcast on the station and for digital platforms. The ideal candidate is a gifted journalist and Spanish speaker with excellent storytelling and writing skills, solid news judgment and a knack for cultivating sources. This beat may overlap with politics, education and even general assignment reporting, so flexibility is paramount.


  • Report, write, edit and assemble original content for the station’s broadcast and digital platforms, including both daily and feature-length coverage
  • Tell sound-rich stories in compelling and creative ways with diverse sources  
  • Share station journalism on a variety of platforms and settings including the web, social media, and at station events
  • Meet deadlines and work creatively and under pressure with a small but ambitious newsroom 
  • Participate in on-air fundraising and other station activities and events
  • Work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Superior writing and communication skills
  • Digital audio recording and editing skills         
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and social media platforms
  • Must be able to write, edit and produce content consistent with the NPR style
  • A passion for public radio news values
  • At least two years of journalism / broadcast production experience preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • College degree, preferably in journalism, communications or a related field
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license and reliable transportation

This position will be based at Valley Public Radio’s broadcast center, located at 2589 Alluvial Ave, Clovis, CA 93611


Job Location: 
Clovis, CA
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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Send resume, three references, a cover letter and a link to three work samples to In your cover letter, please include these three elements: Choose a Valley Public Radio story from the past year and describe in 150 words or less how you would tell it differently; tell us about a favorite radio/podcast program and why it works in less than 150 words; after familiarizing yourself with the San Joaquin Valley, please pitch a story idea that Valley Public Radio hasn’t covered and describe how you would tell the story. You may address the cover letter to our news director, Alice Daniel.

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