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Public Health Reporter

Post Date:Feb 17, 2023Type:Full time
Start Date:Best consideration March 13Salary:$3,165.07 to $4,423.47 Monthly
Location: United States - New Mexico - Albuquerque Job Reference:
Job Description:

Public radio KUNM-FM in Albuquerque is seeking a full-time reporter to join our newsroom focusing on issues around poverty, public health and racial equity. We seek someone who is curious about the world with terrific news judgement and a passion for enterprise reporting.

This is a term position funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and will be responsible for creating news content for broadcast and digital platforms, including two-way interviews, spot news, enterprise features, and occasional investigative series that appeal to listeners across New Mexico. While the term for this position ends on September 30, 2023, the Kellogg grant funding may extend through September 2024. The donor has supported this reporting work at KUNM for ten years, so we are optimistic the funding will continue.

They may host news programs, either live or pre-recorded. They will be expected to be proficient in multimedia storytelling and social media, be able to translate complex information to listeners without losing nuance and have a basic understanding of investigative reporting skills.

This reporter will occasionally work with station staff on station fundraisers and community events. 

This position may require travel around the state and occasionally outside of the state to cover news stories and events.

Click here to see the posting and description on the UNM Jobs website and apply. People from all walks of life are encouraged to apply. The UNM requisition number is 22991 with a best consideration date of March 13.

The KUNM news team has a long tradition of award-winning work covering stories with an eye toward equity that highlight the voices of underserved communities. We approach our work in holding institutions accountable by reporting on the impact policies have on those communities.

As a news organization, KUNM values diversity of perspectives and points of view. We welcome people from all walks of life. 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.

New Mexico is a state with many serious challenges, but there are also many innovative solutions coming from communities here, which makes for great stories. We also have flourishing and longstanding artistic and cultural traditions that reflect the rich and complex history here.

With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, New Mexico also has fantastic outdoor recreation opportunities, including high desert hiking, mountains, rafting, excellent skiing and climbing. Many of these are a short drive away or within the Albuquerque metro area, which has one of the most extensive open space systems in the country.

KUNM is a diverse, multicultural station serving over 100 communities across central and northern New Mexico. KUNM has a professional staff of 21. We work with more than 100 student and community volunteer programmers. We reach about 100,000 listeners a week in a service area of 1.1 million people.

The position is full-time, based in Albuquerque, and is a benefits-eligible position at the University of New Mexico. We offer an outstanding paid family medical leave policy plus paid holidays and a very generous sick, vacation, and personal time off plan; voluntary offerings such as vision; a competitive retirement plan match; tuition remission for employees and partners; a tuition-paid dependent education benefit; flexible schedules; engagement and development opportunities; and a casual atmosphere.

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:        Investigative and enterprise journalism experience

Experience reporting on Hispanic/Latino and/or Native American cultures, communities, and constituencies

History of reporting on New Mexico communities

Conversational Spanish

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Contact Information
KUNM MSC06 3520 1 University of New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87131-0001
United States
Email/URL: megankamerick@kunm.org

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