Interested in Public Radio?

WSKG Public Media has several opportunities currently available. The radio news department is looking for general assignment freelancers, a part-time and a full-time, temporary reporter. The station is also hiring a full-time reporter/producer to cover race and identity issues.

The reporter positions are responsible for producing balanced and engaging stories on issues of local and regional interest for broadcast on radio and web platforms in fulfillment of the station’s mission and in adherence with high journalistic and ethical standards. These positions report to the news director.

WSKG offers competitive freelancing rates and can typically pay around $125 for a radio news package, which includes multiple versions of a story, plus a web version. The race and identity reporter pays $37,132, a generous benefits package and a 10% signing bonus. The part-time and full-time temporary general assignment reporters have a similar pay structure and are paid hourly.

Preferred candidates should have demonstrated competence with public radio style broadcast journalism, an understanding of digital and social media concepts, and a familiarity with issues affecting upstate New York, the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions.   Interested candidates should send an email to with a resume, cover letter and/or examples of their work.

WSKG’s educational services, community engagement initiatives, television stations, radio stations, and website have a combined reach of over 600,000 people living in a 21-county area. With a focus on both local and national news, arts, history, science, and youth content, WSKG is dedicated to the community it serves, and to the pursuit of innovation and excellence. WSKG is an equal opportunity provider and employer committed to looking for all kinds of talent to build a diverse workforce.

Tom Magnarelli is the news director for WSKG Public Radio in Vestal, NY. Before coming to the Binghamton area in 2021, he was a general assignment news reporter for WRVO Public Radio, covering Syracuse and central New York for more than seven years. He’s a 2013 graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and has won several Syracuse Press Club awards and a New York State Broadcasters Association award. His work has appeared on National Public Radio and across New York’s public radio stations. He is also an adjunct professor at Onondaga Community College, teaching news writing, literacy and public speaking.

By Lindsey Murtland
Lindsey Murtland Senior Associate Director of Employer Engagement and Partnerships