Having finally managed to set up a community radio station, you will probably need to hire reporters. These are the folks who would collect the news reports to be broadcast on the radio station. You have to remember that people usually tune in to community radio stations to get news about their local communities (that is, what is happening in their local communities). Therefore, if your community radio station is to succeed, it needs to cater for this need properly.
You have several options, in terms of how you can go about hiring reporters for the community radio station. You may, for instance, run ads in the local newspapers, announcing that you are seeking to hire reporters, and inviting interested people to apply. Alternatively, you may approach people directly, and ask them if they are interested in working as reporters in your community radio station. For instance, you may know of a fellow who studied journalism in college, yet he is currently working as, say, a porter or cleaner at the local USPS post office. As such, he would be getting his paychecks through the usps postal liteblue portal. He could have worked for the postal corporation for quite a few years. And he may even have gotten to a level where the paychecks he gets through the liteblue portal are quite satisfactory. Yet such a person would probably relish the opportunity to practice what he studied at college. Therefore, if you approach him with an offer for him to become a reporter in your community radio station, there is a good chance that he would jump at the opportunity. So there are many recruitment options.
Interviewing the applicants
You need to be objective while interviewing the applicants. Your objective should be to gauge their aptitude for the job, as well as their attitude towards the job. The end-goal here is to ensure that you end up with folks who will deliver satisfactorily, once hired as reporters for the community radio station.
Training the hired reporters
Once you are through with the recruitment process, you will need to train the reporters you manage to hire intensively. Don’t assume that they know what to do, just because they are trained journalists. It is really important to at least put them through some sort of refresher training, so as to ensure that they do their work well once they are send out to the field.