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WORK @ KUT/KUTX

The KUT Newsroom (KUT News and Texas Standard) and KUTX Music staff is a group of dedicated and talented storytellers who are committed to deepening understanding and connecting diverse audiences across Central Texas through news, culture, information and the Austin music experience.

Today, KUT and KUTX are two of the best-performing public radio stations in the country, and routinely have the largest per capita public radio listening audience among the top 200 cities in the nation. The stations have received more than 100 state, national and international awards since 2002.

Alongside our technical, engineering and administrative staff, we are a large team committed to the public service of radio and digital storytelling. Each member of our team is held accountable for their outcomes and is recognized for their achievements, while being respected by the organization for differences in approach, style, workloads and assignments. We strongly encourage all of our staff to provide input and support as we continually improve our internal culture focusing on diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion – please visit our organization’s DEI page for more information.

Read the job listings below to see if we have any openings that fit your skills and interests. We’d love to work with you!

CURRENT OPENINGS

FULL-TIME

Assistant Digital Editor: The Assistant Digital Editor will support the newsroom by leading the process of creating stories on multiple platforms and deepening our connection with the communities we serve now, as well as emerging audiences. A team player comfortable making quick decisions, the Assistant Digital Editor is responsible for proactively handling breaking news during the morning shift, assigning stories, editing web content and updating the homepage regularly.

To review the official job posting and to apply, click here.
Requisition number: R_00015662
Annual salary: $55,000 + depending on qualifications
Hours per week: 40
Posted 09/20/2021

Morning Edition Newscast Host: KUT News is hiring an experienced journalist to be our Morning Edition (ME) Newscast Host. This position works with the ME show host and producer, as well as the digital team, to provide timely news and information to our morning audience across KUT's platforms. This role will work closely with colleagues across the station, of all different backgrounds and skills. Applicants must have demonstrated ability to work well within a team and uphold and further KUT's mission to provide a diverse, equitable, accessible and inclusive workplace, as well as cover a diverse community.

To review the official job posting and to apply, click here.
Requisition number: R_00014846
Annual salary: $45,000 - $55,000 + depending on qualifications
Hours per week: 40
Posted 08/15/2021

Director of Programming & Audience: KUT Public Media is seeking a program director to lead our programming for KUT 90.5 and podcast strategy across our organization. This person’s highest responsibility is advocating for our audience, especially building new audiences among community members that have been historically underserved or overlooked by media. As a member of the senior leadership team, this person will report directly to the general manager, oversee a team, and collaborate closely with the newsroom and music station KUTX on content; the development team on fundraising and audience acquisition strategy; and technology team on operations. This role will work closely with colleagues across the station, of all different backgrounds and skills.

To review the official job posting and to apply, click here.
Requisition number: R_00014377
Annual salary: $90,000 + depending on qualifications
Hours per week: 40
Posted 07/28/2021

Senior Reporter and Correspondent
KUT is looking for an experienced reporter to cover issues of equity in Central Texas. This will include a focus on the criminal justice system, covering topics like local policing strategies, sentencing inequity, bail reform and efforts to change how law enforcement operates, as well as a systemic look at how other institutions in Central Texas perpetuate inequalities. The Social Justice reporter will work closely with colleagues in other beats in joint projects that show how social systems work, or don't, in favor of residents. A great communicator, this individual will be expected to use sources from the community to help drive coverage. That includes listening to and understanding community concerns and reporting stories that result from community outreach and engagement. Applicants must have demonstrated ability to work well within a team and uphold and further KUT's mission to provide a diverse, equitable, accessible and inclusive workplace, and cover a diverse community.

To review the official job posting and to apply, click here.
Requisition number: R_00013951
Monthly salary: $4,583 - $5,000+ (compensation according to experience and qualifications)
Hours per week: 40
Posted 07/02/2021

PART-TIME

None at this time

A criminal history background check will be required for finalists under consideration for any position.

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INTERNSHIPS

Interested in audio journalism? Are you passionate about digital storytelling? Want to hone your visual reporting skills working alongside an award-winning team of professionals? KUT News, Texas Standard and the Multimedia team are currently receiving applications for Fall 2021 Internships. Our part-time, paid internships last 12 weeks, starting on Monday, September 27, 2021 through Friday, December 17, 2021.

Applicants need to upload a resume, cover letter and indicate two professional references here. The deadline for applications is Sept. 3, 2021.

For questions, you can send an email to KUT's Executive Editor Teresa Frontado at tfrontado@kut.org .

For additional information about jobs at the University of Texas, please visit UT’s Human Resources Page.

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WORK @ THE TEXAS NEWSROOM

No present positions.

NPR and its member stations have created an innovative new system of regional news hubs designed to reshape the journalism landscape — and the prototype for the nation is in Texas.

The Texas Newsroom is a collaboration between the Texas stations and NPR. The managing stations are KUT in Austin, KERA in Dallas, Houston Public Media and Texas Public Radio in San Antonio.

Texas is a great state for journalism. It is a huge, multi-culture, multi-ethnic expanse of land and people, with as many distinct identities and regions as most countries. As a border state, one of the fastest growing states in the country, and the second largest economy in the United States, what happens in Texas is often national – and sometimes international – news.