The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

 
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Reporter - All Things Considered Reporter-Producer

Hiring department KUT Radio
Monthly salary $3,000+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 1100AM to 800PM
Posting number 12-12-07-02-8409
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Normal work schedule is Monday through Friday 11:00am-8:00pm and includes on-call during evenings and days off. Demo MP3 files, to be submitted as additional applicant materials, must contain three newscast spots, one feature report and one hosting demo. Send as email attachments to email address in the Applicant Instructions. Note "KUT ATC Reporter Search" as email subject.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

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.

Additional Information

Purpose

Serve as a reporter and newscast content producer for All Things Considered on KUT as well as online news blog, podcasts, and other broadcast and online news programming on KUT. Responsible for researching, writing, reporting and producing breaking news and on occasion hosting newscasts for KUT News on-air and online.

Essential Functions

Report, write and produce local breaking news stories, interviews and other sound for All Things Considered broadcast. Follow NPR show clock. Report news stories on air and online, produce promos, podcasts, online news updates and hosts some afternoon KUT news updates. Manage social media and other news alerts during All Things Considered breaking news. Preps some content for Morning Edition. Also reports as assigned for on-air/online segments that meet KUT standards and deadlines. Report as assigned on general news for on-air/online segments that meet KUT standards and deadlines. Generates creative programming ideas, researches topics, conducts interviews, writes, reports and mixes spot news stories for air and online. Conducts news and feature interviews. Integrate on-air and online content. Participate in editorial meetings and show reviews. Conducts interviews in English and or with Spanish speaking communities. Serve as back-up All Things Considered Host. Assure accuracy of local news breaks. Manage program clock and breaks. Maintains contacts lists for local emergency contacts. 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. Drives personal vehicle or drives KUT vehicle when it is available, to assigned news events. 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.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Make public appearances at events promoting KUT Radio or its outreach activities. Participate in fundraising as assigned. Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

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, and digital production skills. Must be able to multitask. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

At least 3 years full-time broadcast reporting experience. Three years of public radio All Things Considered or breaking news reporting within the past five years. Three years of reporting and production experience within the past five years, demonstrating increasing responsibilities. Demonstrated experience reporting breaking news and on-air hosting. Experience producing content for news website including producing web text, interactive material and multimedia content. Experience with digital production technologies and techniques. 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, appointed Boards and Commissions, 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.

Working conditions

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 or UT vehicle as assigned to remote locations. Variable work hours including shift rotation (to include being on-call nights and weekends). Off site travel.

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