Southern Utah, Climate & Environment Reporter, KUER News

St. George , Utah


$47,000/yr. - $51,000/yr.

KUER is looking for an ambitious reporter to join a team of curious and compassionate journalists. Based in St. George, Utah, this position covers statewide climate and environmental issues as well as diverse southern Utah issues including growth, politics, culture and more. This reporter works remotely from the main newsroom in Salt Lake City but is included in daily meetings and larger newsroom and station discussions. The reporter is responsible for producing compelling and thought-provoking daily stories and long-form features across radio, web and other digital platforms.


  • 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 climate, environment and Southern Utah issues; follows major developments in specialty; follows pertinent publications and attends related events; proactively participates in the creative cycle of story 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

  • 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