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News Director


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Post Date:Apr 26, 2021Type:Full time
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Location: United States - New Mexico - Albuquerque Job Reference:
Job Description:

Oversees production and on-air anchoring of radio newscasts and public affairs programs. Directs the assignment of coverage for news stories; and covers and prepares news stories for broadcast. Provides editorial decision making and guidance to ensure compliance and accuracy, and that deadlines are met in a fast-paced environment.

Supervises staff reporters, on-call reporters, student interns, and grant-funded news staff assigned to special coverage. Directs KUNM's digital news content. Manages department budget, and administrative duties including annual performance evaluation, time management, and coordination with KUNM staff members across the board.

As a news organization, KUNM values diversity of perspectives and points of view.

In our effort to report the news accurately, we pay close attention to the voices we choose to tell the story - preferring to hear from real people, not just PIOs and policy makers.

You will work closely with the program director to organize the newsroom around shared goals of excellence in news coverage, service to our listeners, and leadership that cultivates skills and encourages professional growth among the news staff.

At KUNM, whether you are involved in content creation, administration or raising money your contribution is seen as vital to our success. Decisions at the station are guided by this principle of mutual contribution.

KUNM serves more than half of New Mexico's population with transmitters across central and northern New Mexico.

See the Position Description for additional information.


Conditions of Employment:

  • A valid New Mexico driver's license will be required if a motor vehicle must be operated on the job.
  • Ability to secure and maintain a valid UNM Driver's License.
  • Work, may on occasion, require travel throughout the state.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.



Additional Requirements: This position will require a pre-employment criminal background check. Future and/or continued employment in the position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining a satisfactory background check, which is one that does not include any disqualifying findings.


Campus:
Main - Albuquerque, NM

Benefits Eligble:
This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.

Department:
KUNM (402A)

Employment Type:
Staff

Staff Type:
Regular - Full-Time


Status:
Exempt

Pay:
$3,199.73 - $4,333.33 Monthly

Benefits Eligible:
This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.

ERB Statement:
Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.

Background Check Required:
Yes


For Best Consideration Date:
5/13/2021

Application Instructions:

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.
Please include a link to your online page for reporting, stories, documentaries, or other samples of your creative works.Please also include a 1-2 page cover letter addressing your understanding of KUNM's mission and services to central and northern New Mexico.Lastly, include current contact information for at least three professional references for people who have supervised your work. We will contact your references if you are selected as a finalist. If you do not want us to contact your current supervisor, we will understand.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.


Preferred Qualifications: A team building, multi-platform savvy journalist with proven leadership skills and a commitment to in-depth community focused news.

Fluent in Spanish desired but not required.

Experience leading a dynamic newsroom.

Experience editing reporter work for public radio news magazines.

Deep connection to the areas we serve.

Proven track record of editorial excellence.

Comfortable training paid student interns.

Solid vision for diverse community-focused news efforts.

Facility and experience with online reporting.

Experience working with a diverse workforce and diverse listening communities.

A track record of covering issues relevant to the southwest.

Ability to work collaboratively with station leadership and staff to craft a shared vision for the News department.

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Contact Information
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
United States
Email/URL: https://www.click2apply.net/r7op4oC8AmB2U1xbCPgRj
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