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Job Announcement

29 Jan 2016 1:47 PM | Anonymous

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

News and Public Affairs Director

DEPARTMENT

KEDM Public Radio

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The University of Louisiana at Monroe is in search of an experienced, energetic, and organized individual to help lead and manage public radio station KEDM’s news and information programming and related operations.  This position oversees the local news and information service of KEDM, including the production of in-depth features, interviews, and spot stories.  We are looking for someone with a strong commitment to story telling.  The News and Public Affairs Director must work cooperatively with the station management team, staff members, volunteers, and the general public.  This is a 12-month professional position reporting to the Director of University Broadcasting.  The News and Public Affairs Director shall perform the following duties:

1.  Work closely with the Director of University Broadcasting to develop the vision for all news and information programming.

2.  Plan, gather, write, produce, edit and announce news stories; conduct interviews; produce long-form, public affairs, and spot news programming.

3.  Serve as local, live on-air Morning Edition host.

4.  Develop and supervise production of non-news information programming.

5.  Provide special event and emergency news and information coverage when needed.

6.  Work extended hours, including weekend, evening, and holiday work, as needed. 

7.  Recruit, supervise, provide training for, and mentor news and public affairs staff, volunteers and student interns.

8.  Work in a broadcast studio/office environment and on remote locations; must have reliable personal transportation.

9.  Maintain the quarterly issues/programs reports for the F.C.C. public file.

10.  Assist in fundraising efforts and community outreach, such as membership drives and events, as needed.

11.  Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of University Broadcasting.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Required:

1.  Four-year college degree in journalism, communications, political science or related field, plus four years journalism experience, print and/or broadcast.

2.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

3.  Demonstrated research/investigative journalistic skills.

4.  Ability to prioritize and handle several projects at once.

5.  Sound organizational skills, with great attention to detail.

6.  Ability to meet objectives under deadline pressure.

7.  Ability to work in a group environment, and to take direction well.

Preferred:

8.  On-air experience and experience working with sound recordings, radio production and digital audio editing.

9.  Experience in digital publishing, social media for news and the NPR Core Publisher content management system.

10.  Experience training others in the above skills.

11.  Knowledge of the National Public Radio format and public radio style.

SALARY Commensurate with experience.  Appointment is subject to the availability of funds.

CLOSING DATE A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

APPLICATIONS Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation, and an aircheck/portfolio to:

Jay Curtis, Director of University Broadcasting

University of Louisiana at Monroe

250 Stubbs Hall, 401 Bayou Drive
Monroe, LA 71209-8214

The University of Louisiana at Monroe is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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