Job Type: 
Full Time
Job Summary: 

Monday thru Friday. Some weekend and evening work may be required if breaking news events occur.

$33,086 - $42,000 / year

40hrs/ week


Researches various information sources for possible topics and develops list to be turned into stories that will be produced on the air. Selects specific topic and focuses in on the issues to be covered in the news story. Selects individuals to interview that have the expertise or interest in the subject area. Performs interviews by recording conversations that will be used as part of the news stories when aired. Registers interview tapes and natural sound tapes in log and identifies the story they are involved with. Reviews interview tapes and sound tapes to determine what portion of the interview and what sound to use in the final story. Records those portions of the interview and the natural sound in the order that they will air on 1/2" audio tape in order to mix and produce the final story. Writes the narrative to be inserted into the story at specific points in order to smooth the story out. This may require the reporter to review all the materials gathered on a particular story in order to create an accurate account. The Reporter records the voice narration needed to complete the story, and performs the final mix of the narration, the interview and sounds to form the final story as it will air on KUER.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Broadcasting, or a related field, or equivalency; one year of previous professional experience in the news field; demonstrated oral and written communications skills; and an understanding of Public Radio and radio broadcasting required. Production skills are needed to edit and rerecord final story formats.


Two or more years of experience as a radio broadcast reporter. Experience and track record of reporting and filing for national radio magazines and shows produced by NPR, APM and PRI. Knowledge and experience related to live local hosting and delivering local newscasts. Knowledge and ability to use social media tools to enhance news coverage and web presence of station.

Additional Information: 

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447 for information.

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