Job Description:


Every day, NSPR, in partnership with CapRadio, serves communities in Northern California by delivering high-quality news, information, and cultural programming. As the station’s Wildfire Reporter, you will play a crucial role in providing comprehensive coverage of wildfires and their impact on the region. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about journalism and can effectively engage audiences through captivating storytelling. NSPR’s Wildfire Reporter will be based out of Chico and cover enterprise wildfire recovery stories for a regional and statewide audience with opportunities to publish on a network of public radio stations throughout the state, and on NPR. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Originate and develop creative, engaging, and shareable content-driven stories, relying on memorable storytelling and unique perspectives.
  • Identify, research, and interview sources to gather information for stories.
  • Compose and produce unique and captivating stories related to wildfires and their effects.
  • Interpret and analyze developing news stories related to wildfires.
  • Maintain a strong and engaging community presence across all platforms to interact with the audience effectively.
  • Operate autonomously with minimal supervision, subject to check-ins and final editorial review.
  • Maintain composure and professionalism during live, breaking news situations.
  • Gather, write, and produce multiplatform content on deadline that meets media organization standards.
  • Stay informed about issues and events relevant to the assigned beat and priority coverage areas.
  • Participate in fundraising efforts across broadcast, digital, and social media platforms.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field, or 2 years of equivalent work experience
  • Public radio experience great, but not required
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with good news judgment.
  • Strong team player able to collaborate effectively with diverse groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Position based in Chico, with occasional travel required.
  • California driver’s license and evidence of insurability.

Salary and Benefits

The compensation for this role is $23.08-$25.00 per hour with room for growth in accordance with CapRadio’s Pay Equity Matrix.

We also offer:

Competitive medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, and acupuncture insurance

Retirement plan

Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave

Life insurance




Job Location: 
Chico, CA
United States
Job Category: 
Friday, May 31, 2024
Job Type: 
Full time
Hours Per Week: 
Send Application Materials To: 

Please upload your resume, cover letter, and links to three works samples

You can address your letter to the hiring manager for this position, Sarah Bohannon, Director of Operations. If you have any inquiries or trouble submitting your application materials to the link, please contact us at

Attn: Human Resources
7055 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95826

Capital Public Radio is an equal-opportunity employer.

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(916) 203-2792