Watershed Reporter


Philadelphia, PA, US


WHYY is looking for an enthusiastic, versatile reporter to join its Health and Science Team’s coverage of the Delaware River Watershed, an ever-changing economic driver, a natural space for recreation, and the drinking water source for about 16 million people in four states. The successful applicant will be someone with the imagination to report both the bigger picture and the nuance surrounding issues of climate change, environmental health, and environmental justice within the watershed, which stretches from the river’s headwaters in southern New York to the Delaware Bay, and from the Lehigh River and its tributaries to the Jersey Shore. Rising sea levels, pollution from the toxic and seemingly omnipresent class of “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, and the cleanup and reinvention of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery complex are among examples of continuing stories the successful candidate will pursue via breaking news, spot coverage and enterprise features, for both web and broadcast.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications or the equivalent experience is required.

Experience:  Two years of journalism and on-air broadcasting experience.

Software/ Technical Skills: This position must be computer literate; must have knowledge of writing, broadcasting, editing, voice work and production, and a familiarity with recording equipment.