Normal work schedule is Monday through Friday 8am-5pm and includes on-call during evenings, weekends, and days off throughout the week. Demo MP3 files, to be submitted with additional applicant materials, must contain at least one newscast spot and one sample of feature reporting. Send these as an attachment to your email. Note "KUT Reporter Search" as email subject with your name in the body.
Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Demo MP3 files. See General Position Notes. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.
To serve as a reporter for KUT News on-air and online. Responsible for researching, writing, reporting and producing radio news stories and multimedia content for KUT News programming streams.
Produces daily turn-around and feature reports for KUT News. Generates ideas, researches topics, writes, reports and mixes radio news reports and online stories. Reports on assigned coverage beats and general news for on-air/online segments that meet KUT standards and deadlines. Interviews people associated with the story. Drives personal vehicle or drives a KUT vehicle when it is available, to assigned news events. Produces and reports assignments under strict reporting and production deadlines. Operates broadcast technical equipment and uses web-based technologies to produce on-air and online reports and/or programs. Attends story meetings with story suggestions on specialized beats. Provides assistance to other reporters with story research, editorial duties and background materials. Develops beat contacts and posts to shared list of contacts. Reports news for national programming as assigned. Performs related technical duties as assigned.
Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.
Serves as back up on-air host. Makes public appearances at events promoting KUT Radio or its outreach activities. Other related functions as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Radio/Television/Film, Communications, Journalism or related field. Six months of professional experience reporting news. Experience meeting strict deadlines and reporting under strict time limits. Knowledge of the operations of public radio local and national news. Demonstrated ability to meet multiple tight daily deadlines with strict time limits. Excellent verbal, writing, editing, digital and basic online production skills. Must be able to multi-task. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
At least 3 years full-time broadcast reporting experience within the last 5 years. Three years of public radio reporting and production experience within the past five years, demonstrating increasing responsibilities. Experience producing content for news website including producing web text, interactive material and multimedia content. Extensive knowledge of Austin City politics and social issues, including an awareness of local political and activist organizations and interest groups. An understanding of Austin policy making including the role of city departments and City Council. A desire to explore Austin's diverse communities and seek voices that are often silent in our public discourse. Newscast experience and superior production skills, including ability to mix own stories and ability to report live on-air with short notice. Spanish speaking skills.
May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving Wear appropriate office attire; accept supervision; drive personal vehicle or UT vehicle as assigned to remote locations. Variable work hours to include being on-call nights and weekends and working some holidays. Off site travel.