KUER is looking for an ambitious reporter to join a team of curious and compassionate journalists. With an emphasis on politics and government as well as other topics as assigned, this position is responsible for producing compelling and thought-provoking daily stories and long-form features across radio, web and other digital platforms. They will also contribute to KUER’s award-winning politics podcast State Street.
Researches and proposes original coverage topics; produces news as assigned by the newsroom editorial team; identifies and builds trust with sources; records and logs audio interviews for broadcast production; writes, edits and voices reports for broadcast and digital platforms
Maintains beat specialty in politics and government; follows major developments in specialty; subscribes to pertinent publications and attends related events; proactively participates in the creative cycle of story and program origination with reporters, producers and audio and digital editorial leadership team
Adheres to deadlines and, in concert with appropriate staff, makes timely and effective decisions for breaking news; works closely with other staff and under the supervision of the KUER editorial team in identifying, developing and creating content that supports KUER’s overall mission
Contributes to the creation of KUER’s award-winning politics podcast State Street by developing themes, identifying topics, reporting, co-hosting and producing two seasons each year, and bonus episodes as needed; contributes to podcast audience development through newsletters, social media and public events
Actively participates in KUER fund drives and represents KUER at community and station events
Executes administrative duties related to their own reporting and community engagement to support federal and grant reporting requirements, source diversity tracking and other station goals