Open Job Posting: KUER Host, Morning Edition
Postion: Host, Morning Edition at KUER
Open Date: 12/15/2020
Open Until Filled: Yes
Standard Hours per Week: 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time, benefitted
Work Schedule Summary: 40 hours/week, M-F, 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT
Pay Rate Range: $47,600/yr. to $70,000/yr. DOE
The Host serves as the local anchor and board operator during KUER’s live, weekday broadcast of NPR’s Morning Edition. As one of the station’s main on-air personalities, this person works with the News Director and Station Manager to shape the editorial direction, promo strategy and sound of the station’s morning drive daypart, which is ranked No. 3 in the Salt Lake-Ogden-Provo market. The Host adheres to deadlines and, in concert with appropriate staff, makes timely and effective decisions in situations requiring prompt attention. They will follow the station programming log, deliver weather forecasts and write and anchor multiple newscasts per day (including material contributed by KUER news staff). The Host also cultivates, preps and edits engaging two-way interviews for local Morning Edition.
About us: KUER serves Utahns with trustworthy news and information, expertly crafted stories and conversations, and diverse voices from around our state. To provide this essential public service, we’re dedicated to building an organizational culture that prioritizes collaboration. We know an inclusive and equitable work environment is essential to our success.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff whose perspectives are heard and valued. We strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those from other groups historically underrepresented in our industry to apply.
This is a Category I position: Mandatory Required on Campus or at Health Care Facilities.
Main Campus staff: Employees and/or functions designated as mandatory, requiring employees to be physically located on campus in order to maintain campus systems and operations if they are healthy without COVID symptoms.
U of U Health Academics Faculty and Staff: All employees necessary for the direct on-site support of clinical operations, patient care, and essential research activities if they are healthy without COVID -19 symptoms.
• Primary local host for KUER and NPR’s morning drive-time program, Morning Edition. Also hosts other programming as directed.
• Writes, produces and delivers on-air newscasts. Produces on-demand newscasts.
• Reports stories in appropriate forms for broadcast (live on-air, copy, actuality, cut & copy, voicer, wrap, feature, 2-way interviews, etc.)
• Selects and researches topics; contacts and interviews sources; maintains notes and audio recordings;
• Participates in regular newsroom editorial meetings, one-on-one check-ins, airchecks and station meetings
• Willingness to work flexible hours as news stories require
• Participates in KUER fund drives and promotion, and represents KUER at community/station events
• Ensures that all work meets NPR News and KUER standards for accuracy, fairness, honesty and impartiality, including the station’s Standards of Integrity document.
• Other duties as assigned
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field; five years demonstrated experience in public, commercial or instructional television, or equivalency; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required. The five years should include experience in the following: oral and written communication skills and production experience in journalistic or public affairs based programming. Must be able to work under stressful situations and have an understanding of journalistic, ethical and editorial conventions at the core of public service media.
Department Specific Qualifications:
• 5 years of experience in journalism and radio production, preferably in a public media, deadline-driven environment
• 2 of the 5 years of experience as an on-air announcer and host, with experience in board operation, newscast production and conducting interviews
• Experience with editing and mixing on digital audio software (Audition, ProTools, etc.)
• Strong on-air presence
• Deep knowledge of local, national and international news. Knowledge of Utah news preferred.
• Strong writing ability on multiple platforms, with firm grasp of broadcast style and familiarity with NPR and AP style
• Ability to meet deadlines required
• Familiarity with broadcast systems (i.e. Wide Orbit and Content Depot) and news software (i.e. Burli, AP products)
• Excellent problem solving and team communication skills
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: email@example.com or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.