WBHM is seeking an enterprising journalist to cover local government and communities. The Birmingham area has changed tremendously over the last several years with the addition of Railroad Park, Regions Field, and a thriving restaurant scene. Lofts dot the cityscape, and along with industry and research institutions, there is a budding startup scene.
Birmingham also struggles with a workforce skills gap, poverty, and underperforming schools. The coronavirus pandemic has added significant financial strains on the city’s economy. We’re looking for a reporter who can examine local issues and tell stories about their impact in metro Birmingham. She or he will produce journalism that holds governments and corporations accountable. The ideal candidate would be adept at reporting from courthouses, schools, city council meetings and neighborhood gatherings. The job requires a keen eye for stories, attention to detail, versatility, and excellent news judgment.
A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, WBHM produces award-winning news, information, and music programming. The WBHM audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do, too. Every day, we touch the lives of thousands statewide.
Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent years of experience.
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.
Part of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, WBHM offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness coverage, retirement, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.
WBHM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an inclusive place to work that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, working to create a more informed public. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.