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Wichita State University* News Reporter: General Assignments - KMUW (992963) in Wichita, Kansas

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Posting Number 21-00233-UP/FA Post

Position Title News Reporter: General Assignments

Position Number 992963

Full-Time/Part-Time? Full Time

Summary of Responsibilities:

Produce feature-length news reports, newscast spots and other news programming as assigned for broadcast and social media for MKUW. Participate in news planning meetings, generation of story ideas and evaluation of broadcast and online content. Serve as back-up drive-time on air host. Collaborate with the Engagement team on news initiatives and community ascertainment. Assist station staff with community outreach events and other initiatives.

Minimum Education

+ Bachelor’s degree

Minimum Experience

+ Three years of relevant experience (including related course work and internships).

+ Successful experience producing spot news, complex audio news features and content for online distribution.

+ Successful experience with field reporting.

+ Successful experience using current audio editing software, such as Adobe Audition.

+ Excellent computer skills including AP Newsdesk (or similar software) and content management systems.

US Export Compliance Requirement


Knowledge, skills and abilities

+ Excellent spoken and written English skills, with an intelligible speaking voice.

+ Excellent and creative interviewing and copy writing skills appropriate for public radio broadcast news reports.

+ Excellent and creative news copy writing skills appropriate for generating digital content for online distribution and social media.

+ Ability to learn live on air shift and operate board equipment.

+ Ability to appropriately use social media for delivery and awareness of news.

+ Working knowledge of digital photography and photojournalism.

+ Understanding of and commitment to digital platforms for content delivery.

+ Must be able to successfully meet production, broadcast and online posting deadlines, while having the capacity to flex with the ever-changing news cycle and the ability to report breaking and fast turnaround stories.

+ Must actively participate in generation of story ideas and evaluation of broadcast and online content.

+ Must be capable of meeting daily and weekly deadlines and to work on several projects simultaneously.

+ Awareness, understanding and ability to implement the core values of public radio.

Required Licenses, Certificates & Registrations

+ Valid Driver’s License for travel.

Additional Information

All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience.

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.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.

Location Wichita, KS - WSU Main Campus

Proposed Salary or Hourly Rate 37500

Eli gible for Shift Differential? No

Benefits Eligible? Yes

Regular Hours of Work M-F 8-5 with the exception of when a news story needs to be covered or interview conducted before or after typical hours, which could happen often. Evening and weekend work may be required for specific projects and station activities.

Environmental Factors

Travel away from the station is required to cover assigned news stories. A portion of the job is spent in an office environment and broadcast studio with standard lighting and temperature settings. Assignments will require extensive recording in the field where extended walking, climbing, standing and crouching may be necessary. Field recording may be in agricultural and industrial settings and places of high traffic, etc. There will be extensive use of a computer keyboard, mouse and audio board. Headphones are used in the field and in broadcast studios.