WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
Description: WKU Public Radio seeks applications for a Reporter and All Things Considered host to join our award-winning news team. This reporter/host will produce and anchor weekday afternoon newscasts, produce news features and interviews, and serve as local host for All Things Considered.
Starting with a single signal in 1980, WKU Public Radio has grown to include four transmitters serving a population of 1.3 million across Kentucky, southern Indiana, and northern Tennessee. Studios and offices are located on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
- Researches, writes, and delivers on-air afternoon newscasts and other continuity elements
- Produces features and interviews focusing on issues of importance within the WKU Public Radio coverage area
- Prepares content to use online and through social media
- Works collaboratively with the news staff and content team to develop innovative cross-platform projects and programs
- Works with the Station Manager and News Director to continually refine and enhance the station’s overall news strategy and impact
- Participates in on-air fundraising and community events
- Represents WKU Public Radio in the community when on assignment
- Additional duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree
- Demonstrated knowledge of industry best practices in reporting, production, and journalism ethics
- Demonstrated experience as a reporter—knowledge of both studio and field work, ranging from spot reporting to enterprise investigative reporting
- Strong writing skills
- Demonstrated on-air skills, including live broadcasts, and an ability to communicate on the air in an engaging manner
- Knowledge of digital audio production technology
- Familiarity with public radio news programming and production standards
- Ability to work under deadlines in a collaborative environment
- Demonstrated experience in radio news reporting and/or anchoring
- Knowledge of public radio news programming and reporting
Applications for employment will be accepted electronically only. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, current resume, three professional references including phone numbers and addresses, sample scripts, and audio samples(mp3files) of your hosting and reporting using the online application process. Please refer to the following website to apply:
. For further assistance call (270) 745-5934. Please reference requisition number S3593. For full consideration, submit application materials on or before April 22, 2013 Position will remain open until filled.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
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