Public Media Specialist II – Content Beat Reporter 

Website South Dakota State Government

South Dakota State Government

Sioux Falls, SD

Job Description

Job ID: 18987

Agency: Bureau of Information and Telecommunication – South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Location: Sioux Falls

Salary: $21.49 – $24.79/hour, depending on experience

Pay Grade: GI

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This is a Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly position with the Bureau of Information and Telecommunication – South Dakota Public Broadcasting. For more information on the Bureau of Information and Telecommunication, please visit .

SDPB is a statewide, joint radio and television network, that is also South Dakota’s NPR and PBS affiliates. We seek an energetic, organized and goal-focused professional journalist to cover news with a special focus on one of our coverage beats. This role will seek out new voices; spot trends, navigate the climate in South Dakota, and write stories that help South Dakotans understand the issues related to the assigned beat. This position will focus on a beat to be determined. This position is a high-profile member of the SDPB news team and will lead work on a statewide network for a discerning audience that appreciates and supports good local journalism.

Applicants should have skills that span enterprise and feature reporting, daily news reporting, and be able to think broadly about story formats and presentation across all digital platforms. The ideal candidate will have sound news judgment and a clear, pleasant delivery. We are searching for someone with the ability to develop professional relationships that assist in newsgathering; while remaining objective and professional at all times.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A degree in journalism or media studies and the equivalent of 2-3 years of full-time experience in radio production story telling and/or journalism are preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • strong organizational skills;
  • ability to multi-task;
  • strong writing and audio and visual editing skills;
  • ability to use windows operating systems;
  • ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced news situation while providing accurate information to our audience;
  • knowledge of South Dakota and policy makers;
  • ability to know a story when you see it;
  • ability to edit audio and create news stories;
  • knowledge of social media sites and ability to creatively post content.


The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online:

Y ou must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources

Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email:

” An Equal Opportunity Employer”

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