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  • 29 Jan 2016 1:47 PM | Anonymous


    News and Public Affairs Director


    KEDM Public Radio


    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.



    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.


    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.

  • 04 Nov 2013 3:43 PM | Deleted user

    Business After Hours: 

    Creating Work-Life Balance

    Do you need to simplfy for your life? Are you so busy, sometimes you can't keep up? If that sounds like you or someone you know, make plans to attend this high enegery workshop. 


    Albert Brown Green, LPC will deliver a dynamic presentation that will help you find the perfect balance between work and other demands, while caring for your own well being.


    Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Monroe-West Monroe Chamber, 112 Professional Drive, Monroe, LA 



  • 01 Nov 2013 3:40 PM | Deleted user

    The Christmas Project

    Believe it or not, Christmas is fast approaching and that means that the The Center for Children and Families are making preparations for their annual Christmas Project. Each year they strive to accommodate each child served through the CASAprogram, and many other needy children through our other programs, with one new clothing outfit as well as at least one toy they desire. That's nearly 600 children in need!

    This project is only made possible by the collaboration of many people in throughout the community, and you have the opportunity to play a special part in this collaboration. This year Monroe-West Monroe BPW is participating in The Christmas Project. 

    How You Can Participate:

    • Send us an email stating the item(s) that you would like to purchase. Click here for a copy of the wishlist.
    • Make a donation and we will shop for the needs of one of the children.  

    Additional Instructions: 

    • Please make all purchases and donations by Friday, November 22nd.
    • If you are purchasing an item, please email the Executive Committee to coordinate the drop-off of your items no later than Friday, November 29th. 
    • Please do not wrap your gifts.
    • All donations are tax deductible. Forms will be provided by The Center for Children and Families, Inc. when we drop off the gifts.
    If more people request to participate than there are items on the list, BPW will sponsor more children to support this great cause. 
  • 28 Oct 2013 3:41 PM | Deleted user

    BPW Celebrates 

    National Business Women's Week

    In recognition of NBWW, Monroe-West Monroe BPW hosted its Annual Scholarship Banquet to raise funds to benefit non-traditional women students attending University of Louisiana at Monroe. 


    Representative Katrina Jackson spoke passionately about the importantance of higher education, specifically amongst women.


    Robin Cox, former BPW scolarship recipient, shared how receiving the scholarship befitted her when she decided to go back to shcool.


    Click here for the full story.

  • 01 Jun 2013 3:55 PM | Deleted user


    Monroe-West Monroe Business and Professional Women continue to be involved in numerous community service projects:

    • Dress to Impress Clothing Drive

    • Partnership with Delta Community College. Please bring your gently used business attire to Sassy Kats during the week of the drive. We are inviting members to come out on Saturday June 15, 2013 to assist with the collection between 9am and 3pm. Publicity photos will be at 10:00am.
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