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Morning Edition Host/Journalist

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 professional references. In addition, audio samples of your broadcast work are required as part of your application. If you have online audio samples, please submit a word document in the “other” category with URLs linking us to them and a short description of the piece. Otherwise, please submit an mp3 to kenneson@kunr.org with a subject line of “Broadcast Journalist audio sample for (your name)” Additionally, you may attach a sample of written work.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Morning Edition Host/Journalist
Department Kunr
Department Web Address www.kunr.org
Full Time Equivalent

100

Position Type Administrative Faculty
Comp Grade B
Tenure Track Non Tenure Track
Job Description

Reno Public Radio (KUNR-FM) in Reno, NV is seeking an experienced Morning Edition Host with strong journalism skills to add to our expanding news presence.

The Morning Edition Host/Journalist for KUNR at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) performs two main functions. First, the position hosts the Morning Edition shift in morning drive time (live Monday-Friday 5 am to 9 am) producing live local newscasts and reading underwriting messaging and station promotions. Second, the position creates original radio news stories and community segments (research, interviews, writing, voicing). In addition to daily original stories, the incumbent is assigned to the lengthier in-depth reports as needed and helps produce other content for the station. The Journalist is responsible for ensuring proper online delivery of all original stories on the station website and via social networking and acts as an editor when needed by other journalists for peer review. The Broadcast Journalist assists in training of and directs news interns and volunteers. The Morning Edition Host/Journalist reports to the KUNR News Director.

Make an immediate impact in our community by hosting Morning Edition (our largest daily audience) providing compelling storytelling and NPR-style journalism across broadcast and digital platforms. Create engaging content with an entrepreneurial mindset – hustle, teamwork and your own talent. Join a passionate, collaborative, inclusive team.

Reno/Tahoe has recreation right out the back door, a thriving business climate and a vibrant food and arts scene. Reno Public Radio – like our university home – is on the move and on the rise … with new things happening and a great energy to keep it fun and rewarding, building on KUNR’s half-century of service to our region.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

High School and 4 years of related work experience
Associates Degree and 3 years of related work experience
Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of related work experience
Master’s Degree and 1 years of related work experience

Related Experience: On-air broadcasting, news collection, reporting

Preferred Qualifications

2-5 years of experience hosting and reporting for a public radio station in a multimedia capacity, which includes effective storytelling across platforms including radio, web, social media, and video.

Contact Information for this Position

AJ Kenneson kenneson@kunr.org 775-682-6052

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 professional references. In addition, audio samples of your broadcast work are required as part of your application. If you have online audio samples, please submit a word document in the “other” category with URLs linking us to them and a short description of the piece. Otherwise, please submit an mp3 to kenneson@kunr.org with a subject line of “Broadcast Journalist audio sample for (your name)”
Additionally, you may attach a sample of written work.

Job Open Date 08/09/2017
Job Close Date 09/06/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72756
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you initially learn about this recruitment/job opening?
    • unr.jobs.edu
    • higheredjobs.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education.
    • Other online resource. Specify URL below.
    • Newspaper or Professional/Trade Journal. Specify title below.
    • Association or Listserv. Specify below.
    • Personal Contact. Specify person and affiliation below.
    • LinkedIn
    • www.workreno.com
    • www.latinosinhighered.com
    • www.indeed.com
    • www.insidehighered.com
    • Craig's List
    • CareerBuilder
  2. If applicable, give more details on specific resource(s) indicated above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Other (See Special Instructions to Applicants)
  3. Reference Contact Information
  4. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Sample of Written Work