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Program Host/Feature Producer
KRPS Public Radio
Pittsburg, KS

KRPS, a non-profit NPR news, classical music, and jazz radio station licensed to Pittsburg State University, seeks a dynamic individual committed to working as part of a progressive and professional broadcast team.

Duties include hosting a daily on-air shift, reporting on and producing local features, participating in station fundraising. Some travel will be required.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in broadcasting or a related field; a strong, demonstrable on-air presence with conversational on-air delivery; demonstrated excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; the demonstrated ability to function independently and effectively in a time sensitive environment; ability to positively take direction and feedback from supervisors.

A background check and a credit check are required for this position.

For a detailed job description and information on how to apply, visit www.pittstate.edu/admin/vpua or www.krps.org. First consideration will be given to those applications received on or before April 28, 2017. Position is open until filled. To apply, send letter of interest, resume, aircheck, names and contact information of five professional references to: KRPSopening@pittstate.edu. Pittsburg State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

General Manager / P99852
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(Posted 3/16/17)

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Public Radio station KUAR/KLRE invites applications for the position of General Manager (P99852).   The General Manager is responsible for the management and administration of two public radio stations licensed to the University of Arkansas.  The GM is a dynamic leader who values public media and has overall responsibility for the leadership, administration, development, and operation of KUAR and KLRE.  The position is responsible for developing and implementing the necessary vision and strategic plans to ensure the long-term strength and growth of the stations.  The GM also represents the stations to various individuals, organizations and agencies to cultivate goodwill and understanding of public media and to generate financial support for the stations.  The GM will serve as a station representative to the Friends Board for the stations, and will maintain high-quality programming in accordance with public radio guidelines.  The General Manager reports directly to the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Communication, and is an employee of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent. A minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in media, including leadership and effective management of staff.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Business, or Non-profit Management. Experience working in an academic environment with students, faculty, staff, and administration. Demonstrable experience and judgment with news and cultural content, fundraising, and nonprofit boards. An inspirational, visionary, and forward-thinking leader able to adapt quickly to new media trends and technology.

Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Senior Reporter – Arts
WKSU Radio
Kent, Ohio
(Posted 3/9/17)

WKSU has a unique opportunity for a storyteller with a passion for the arts and music, food and pop culture. Our successful candidate will join a team of skilled journalists delivering news that matters to the broad and diverse region of Northeast Ohio.

We are looking for an innovative multimedia journalist who can continue our tradition of award-winning arts reporting.  Our new reporter will be curious, drawing on their creativity and imagination, while sharing the wonders of discovery in reporting a story.  They will be responsible for developing contacts and pitching ideas, producing sound-rich long-form features, will produce distinct and complementary content for the station’s website and post to the station’s social media platforms. This position requires someone who’s a top interviewer and writer, who works efficiently, embraces technology, is skilled at recording audio, taking photos, shooting video, and producing their own material.  The best candidate is always enthusiastic about learning more about the topics they cover and growing in the craft of reporting.

While this position is focused on the arts, s/he will occasionally be asked to take on hard news reporting, will serve as a fill-in local host for NPR’s news magazines, will be an integral part of WKSU’s on-air fundraising and represent WKSU in the communities we serve.

Northeast Ohio boasts a lower cost-of-living and a wonderful quality of life, filled with museums and galleries, theatres, orchestras, a vibrant music scene, and much, much more!  We are the home of the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame.  We are the birthplace of LeBron James and the home of the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers. We boast an incredible national park at the core of our region and amazing biking and hiking trails from Cleveland all the way through Akron and beyond! We have Iron Chef Michael Symon and many more wonderful and talented chefs, incredible microbreweries and local vineyards. This is a place that offers all the benefits of big-city life and the charm of small-town living.

WKSU has a tradition of award-winning journalism and a legacy stretching back more than 65 years.  We are Ohio’s largest FM radio station; with five transmitters and two translators, we cover 22 counties in Northeast Ohio, and have a potential audience of four million people.  In addition to our main broadcast facility in Kent, we have bureaus in Akron, Canton and Cleveland.  Our listeners can be found there, in their suburbs and the farms and countryside beyond.

As an employee of Kent State University you will receive excellent benefits including an exceptional retirement package and the opportunity for you, and your dependents, to attend Kent State for free.

Be the next member of our team!

For more information and to apply go to:  https://jobs.kent.edu/postings/12779

Kent State University, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse work force. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you require assistance, please contact Kent State University’s Talent Acquisition Office at 330-672-2100 or by email at employment@kent.edu.

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