We want you for this job because you’re a reporter with contagious curiosity about art and music.
In this brand-new position at Nashville Public Radio, your work will give voice to the cultural diversity of Middle Tennessee. You’ll show how the arts are a living, breathing force in our society — a lens to understand broader civic and cultural issues. You’ll share your keen eye and ear for work that is vital and provocative. And, you’ll dip into business reporting, examining the institutions and industries that hold the artistic purse strings.
Before you ask: This is not primarily a job reporting on country music. Nashville’s cultural identity also includes diverse institutions for performing and visual arts, like the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Jack White’s Third Man Records, the renowned Hatch Show Print and a slew of independent theater companies. We have one of the most famous HBCU marching bands in the country, a small suburban museum that recently landed a Picasso exhibit, and more murals than we care to count. Plus, we’re home to the people who make this art — a cadre of passionate songwriters, studio musicians and visual artists.
Ultimately, your reporting will explain not just what‘s happening in the arts but also why it matters, and how it can help us better understand our city and region.
You’ll join a Murrow Award-winning newsroom filled with some of the best journalists in the city, and you’ll be working with Nashville Public Radio’s brand-new music discovery station. At WPLN News, we pride ourselves on our collaborative culture, robust editing and high-quality daily and longform reporting. We also care deeply about representing the diverse religious, ethnic, immigrant and artistic communities of our region. We don’t live in Nashville because there’s great live music (although there is) or because our friends want to visit (although they do, when there’s not a pandemic). We’re here because we value telling Middle Tennessee’s stories and making it a better place through our coverage.
Come join us.
To apply, please send the following to [email protected] by Oct. 18, 2020. (PDFs preferred.)
- Cover letter explaining your passion about arts reporting and your vision for this beat in Nashville
- Two examples of published stories that demonstrate your ability to report on arts and culture using compelling characters, scenes and analysis. Audio stories preferred, but written stories will be considered.
- Two additional clips (audio or written) that demonstrate your ability to find unique or surprising angles
We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusivity in our hiring. Nashville Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer.