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KMUW seeks ME Broadcast Host & Producer

JOB DESCRIPTION:

KMUW is looking for an energetic, reliable and professional host, anchor and producer for Morning Edition. The Morning Edition host ensures the broadcast is responsive to breaking news and includes thoughtful and relevant content. This will include integrating regional and local news seamlessly into NPR, writing original stories and rewriting news into radio-friendly copy. The Morning Edition host provides an intelligent, professional and friendly personification of KMUW’s brand in the Wichita market. This individual must effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in their work product, communications and decision-making.

KMUW is more than a radio station, it’s a community. We’re located in the historic commercial district in downtown Wichita, housed in a recently renovated second-floor warehouse. The station is a bustling venue with frequent visits from volunteers, sponsors and other friends. We host dozens of events every year, and sponsor dozens more of other organizations’ events. Whether it’s the arts, music or running races, our people—and our logo—are out and about.

Our content is as strong as our community: in 2016 KMUW received the Large-Market Station of the Year award from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for the third year in a row. Our news department of seven recently accepted a prestigious national Edward R. Murrow award for our original reporting. We produce several music shows in-house—two, Global Village and Strange Currency, are syndicated nationally and internationally. And we’re just getting started.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serve as local host and anchor for Morning Edition, developing newscasts from material provided by the KMUW newsroom, Associated Press and other sources while maintaining a social media presence as modeled by NPR hosts. Primary producer of Audio Postcards, a broadcast segment and podcast highlighting neighborhoods and people not normally featured in local media. Participate in on-air fundraisers, public appearances and promotional events. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

Three years experience as a public radio on-air news announcer or news program host. Successful experience using radio broadcast equipment. Proven experience working with social media or other digital platforms. Successful experience in writing news copy for radio, preparing newscasts and maintaining high standards including objectivity, balance and fairness, while working under deadline pressure. Successful experience creating and delivering high-quality, informative and engaging on-air breaks. 

HOW TO APPLY:

For more details and to apply online:

https://jobs.wichita.edu/postings/9898

KMUW is a service of Wichita State University.

Wichita State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, political affiliation, status as a veteran, genetic information or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Executive Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260-0138; telephone (316) 978-3186. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.

DEADLINE: 2016-12-21