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Opening for Business Beat News Producer at South Dakota Public Broadcasting

South Dakota Public Broadcasting is looking for a business beat news producer who can develop, record, and edit news stories, features, and full-length documentaries. Assignments may be for radio, television and/or online. This position will focus on a business and community development beat that looks at how the people of South Dakota make a living. A successful candidate will know how to research, find stories, and go beyond a press release. They will also be someone who is trusted, a good listener, a good communicator, and believable.

Travel is required for this position. Work schedule may include occasional nights, weekends and holidays.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
-A degree in Journalism, Contemporary Media or a related field and/or related experience is preferred.

Knowledge of:
-practices, principles, and techniques of production
-digital editing systems
-social media tools and web content management systems
-journalism standards and practices
-announcement techniques
-broadcast writing
-public broadcasting mission and ethics.

Ability to:
-meet deadlines
-take direction
-follow the editing process
-communicate clearly and concisely both in person and on-air
-plan and direct research
-identify program needs
-establish and maintain effective working relationships with sources and co-workers
-operate media production equipment
-maintain a consistent, high level of productivity
-work without direct supervision
-be self-motivated
-be persistent when facing obstacles or setbacks.

Additional Requirements:
-Include links to samples of produced audio stories - may be part of resume.


The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visit

Apply at:

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources

500 East Capitol

Pierre, SD 57501-5070

Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344

“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

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