Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Administrative Posted On: Mon Jul 16 2018 Job Description:
Host/Reporter (Morning Edition Host)
WKU Public Radio seeks applications for a Morning Edition host/reporter to join our award-winning news team. This host/reporter will produce and anchor weekday morning newscasts, produce news features and interviews, and serve as local host for Morning Edition.
The local host for Morning Edition will research, write and deliver on-air morning newscasts, incorporating pre-produced stories from our local news team along with developments from overnight. He or she will also be responsible for promoting upcoming stories/features from NPR. The host/reporter will produce features, interviews and spot news stories focusing on issues of importance within the WKU Public Radio coverage area. The successful candidate will also be tasked with contributing to the station's website and social media efforts and working with other members of the WKU Public Broadcasting team to produce cross-platform features that could be used on television/digital media such as podcasts.
Applications must be submitted online. To see a full job description and application instructions, visit http://wku.edu/employment.
Western Kentucky University is an equal opportunity employer.
Required qualifications include a Bachelor's degree; two years of news reporting/anchoring experience; a demonstrated knowledge of industry best practices in reporting, production, and journalism ethics; strong writing skills; demonstrated on-air skills, including live broadcasts, and an ability to communicate on the air in an engaging, conversational manner.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
Internal Number: 100126
About Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.