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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!


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_00011856
Monthly salary: $4583
Hours per week: 40

Senior Reporter and Correspondent

KUT News is looking for an experienced journalist to cover transportation.

Central Texas is one of the fastest growing areas of the country. But the city has had lots of growing pains when it comes to getting all those people from home to work. The city has now made a dramatic investment in trying to fix that.

Austin voters approved a $7 billion transit expansion that will bring new light rail lines, expanded bus service, and much more. This long-term project is the most wide-ranging expansion of the system ever and KUT needs a reporter ready to learn about all the moving parts, policy makers and people affected.

This beat will also focus on equity within the transit system. That includes whether projects are being considered that help the people who need better transportation the most. And ongoing oversight of the $300 million set aside in the project to limit displacement from construction and from the rising property values that are expected from new train lines.

To review the official job posting and to apply, click here.
Requisition number: R_00011588
Monthly salary: $4,500
Hours per week: 40

Leadership Giving Director

The Leadership Giving Director will develop and implement a comprehensive annual plan for soliciting, securing and stewarding leadership/major gifts for KUT and KUTX. Assist with strategic collaborations in support of content and special project initiatives. Serve as an integral part of KUT's membership and major giving program.

To review the official job posting and to apply, click here.
Requisition number: R_00011287
Monthly salary: $5,000
Hours per week: 40


PART-TIME – No present positions

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for any position.



Due to the pandemic and university closures, the internship programs with KUT News, KUTX Music, Texas Standard and the Multimedia team are currently suspended. 

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




Statewide Managing Editor

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.

To lead the next stage of this effort, we are looking for an executive-level journalist, as comfortable with leadership by persuasion and collaboration as with producing high-quality journalism. This dynamic leader will champion linking and expanding local, regional and national news efforts on radio and digital platforms. The Statewide Managing Editor will be employed by KERA, lead station for The Texas Newsroom – a collaboration between the Texas stations and the network. The other managing stations are KUT in Austin, Houston Public Media and Texas Public Radio in San Antonio. This position can be based anywhere in Texas.

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. Being a statewide journalist in Texas means being able to move from topic to topic rapidly, and to be comfortable with the constantly shifting ground of changing norms.

The Managing Editor serves as the top editor for The Texas Newsroom and manages day-to day operations in collaboration with station newsrooms, leading a regional staff, and directing the statewide newsroom in all capacities with guidance of the TTN Executive Team. While station newsroom managers have direct oversight of station employees and daily coverage, station newsrooms and TTN work in a cooperative spirit to produce increased regional coverage, curate content from around the state, and develop journalists.

The Managing Editor will work collaboratively with Texas Newsroom partner stations to coordinate resources needed for major breaking news and for stories developed and managed by TTN. This editor will ensure high editorial and ethical standards for content produced through The Texas Newsroom.

The Managing Editor is the principal contact for station news leaders and for NPR, and will develop daily, weekly and long-term communication structures. The Managing Editor will work with NPR to ensure The Texas Newsroom is part of the network’s editorial planning and connected to appropriate NPR staff.

To learn more and apply, visit KERA's employment page.