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News Reporter: General Assignments & Education


KMUW seeks an enterprise News Reporter to cover General Assignments stories and Education News in Wichita and Kansas. KMUW seeks always to report news with integrity, fairness, accuracy and civility. This position will tell stories through the diversity of voices that make up all of Wichita and Kansas by generating content for KMUW in the greater Wichita area, as well as for the Kansas collaborative of public radio stations.

The Wichita area is an inexpensive, welcoming place to settle, raise a family and enjoy working in public radio. The station is located in the heart of downtown Wichita’s historic and vital Old Town warehouse district. Check out our new digs—as well as our recent awards—at KMUW is a friendly cross between Google and W-K-R-P (… without the bean bags or Les Nessman). It’s a great place to work, live and play!

KMUW is a service of Wichita State University. Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.


Produce feature-length news reports, newscast spots and other news programming as assigned for broadcast and social media for KMUW and the Kansas News Service. Provide specific education-beat coverage for Wichita and Kansas through the collaborative statewide public radio initiative funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Participate in news planning meetings, generation of story ideas and evaluation of broadcast and online content. Collaborate with the Engagement team on news initiatives and community ascertainment. Assist station staff with community outreach events and other initiatives.


Minimum experience requirements: Successful experience producing spot news, complex audio news features and content for online distribution. Successful experience using broadcast, production and field recording equipment. Successful experience using current audio editing software, such as Adobe Audition. Excellent computer skills including AP Newsdesk (or similar software) and content management systems. Valid Drivers License required for travel.


Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2017-08-24