KCUR 89.3 is the NPR affiliate in Kansas City and is an editorially-independent community service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City . See www.kcur.org for information about KCUR and Kansas City.
KCUR 89.3 is hiring a general assignment reporter with strong visual journalism skills to be an integral part of our growing newsroom. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious, flexible self-starter who wants to develop their journalism skills in a vibrant Midwest city.
This reporter will brainstorm, research, photograph, record and report spot news and long-form, NPR-standard features on issues in the region; create web and social content to accompany radio stories; participate in community engagement efforts; and appear as a guest on talk shows as needed.
We're looking for someone who can help us improve our visual storytelling for digital and social platforms - through their own work and by coaching others - while also producing audio spots for our newscasts.
Identifies, researches, pitches, photographs, video records and writes on a wide variety of topics.
Contributes regular content to KCUR's newscasts, website and social media platforms, including photos, video, audio and text.
Anticipates and responds to breaking news.
Collaborates with and coaches other KCUR reporters and editors on visual storytelling.
Participates in all assigned fund-raising and outreach activities, on air and off.
Other duties as assigned.
An Associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Bachelor's degree in journalism, marketing, communications or a related field; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.
Two years of work experience in a public media or news organization.
Ability to cover breaking news and enterprise through innovative visual storytelling.
Aggressive, enthusiastic, and self-motivated approach to daily news coverage.
Excellent writing skills, proven news judgment, and journalistic integrity.
Enthusiasm for the role of public media in a changing journalism environment.
Ability to multitask and work on diverse projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
Demonstrated ability to take direction and work collaboratively with various personalities.
Ability and willingness to work a varied schedule.
Experience operating a variety of broadcast equipment including audio boards, digital editing systems (e.g. Adobe Audition), field recording units, and other production equipment.
Experience producing content for the web and social platforms.
This position is non-exempt and full-time. Salary starts at $19.47 an hour, equaling $40,498 annually, and will be commensurate with experience and education
Review of applications will begin Wednesday, February 5, 2020. This position will remain open until filled.
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