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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

Executive Assistant: Provide overall administrative support to KUT/KUTX General Manager, serve as general office manager, coordinate logistics of the Workplace Culture Committee (which works to eliminate silos, foster transparent communication and facilitate staff growth and development), and assist with the HR administrative functions for the stations. 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 serve a diverse community. In addition, 20% of the job function will support the Director for Texas Student Media (TSM) and team, which provides business operations for the Daily Texan, KVRX, Texas Student Television, and other student media. Responsibilities are similar across both operations. This position is eligible for flexible work arrangements including up to two days a week remote.

To review the official job posting and to apply, click here.
Requisition number: R_00017737
Monthly salary: $4,166 - $5,000 + depending on qualifications
Hours per week: 40
Posted 1/12/2022

Texas Standard Managing Editor: The Texas Standard (TS) is looking for a Managing Editor to lead the digital efforts of Texas' premier state daily show. The managing editor works collaboratively with other members of the team shepherding the process of creating stories on multiple platforms, including digital and audio. A connector of people and ideas, this individual has a good grasp of the issues and topics that move the state and how to best take advantage of different storytelling techniques to bring them to our audience. The TS Managing Editor upholds and furthers KUT/KUTX’s mission to provide a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, as well as cover diverse communities in Texas and beyond. This individual is a mentor and a leader committed to fostering the professional growth of different members of our team. Previous audio editing experience is desired but not a must. The ideal candidate is open to learning new skills, as we are willing to provide training and opportunities to learn.

To review the official job posting and to apply, click here.
Requisition number: R_00016983
Monthly salary: $5833 - $6500 + depending on qualifications
Hours per week: 40
Posted 11/20/2021

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

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 KUT/KUTX Multimedia/Visual Storytelling team will reopen the application process for internships in the Spring of 2022. All of our internships are paid, with the Spring one being part-time to accommodate ongoing school work and the summer opportunity designed to accommodate a full-time experience.

Applicants need to upload a resume, cover letter and indicate two professional references. The deadline for applications for Spring and summer internships was Nov. 10, 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

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.

FULL TIME

Texas Capitol Reporter, The Texas Newsroom: The Texas Newsroom is seeking a senior reporter to cover the state Capitol for audio and digital audiences across Texas and throughout the country. The Texas Newsroom is the landmark regional news collaboration of NPR and public radio stations across the state. It includes KERA in Dallas/Fort Worth, KUT in Austin, Houston Public Media and Texas Public Radio in San Antonio. This person will be employed by KUT in Austin. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to work well within a team.

The ideal candidate is obsessed with politics and policy – and is deeply curious about how the decisions made at the statehouse impact the lives of Texans, particularly those who have the least power and the least resources. They can clearly explain complicated bills and legislative process. They have or can build deep sources within the halls of the statehouse, on campaign trails and within diverse communities around the state affected by legislation and elections.

This reporter will cover statewide races and legislative sessions. They’ll dive into big policy debates on issues ranging from education and health care to guns and taxes. They’ll venture away from the statehouse to explore what policies mean for Texans of color, children, rural Texans and other groups. They’ll file spot news stories and audio features, and they’ll write digital stories – all for Texas stations and NPR.

The ideal candidate has experience covering politics and policy, either in Texas or another state. They know how to dive into the nitty gritty of a particular bill or political race – and how to zoom out to tell sweeping stories that explain the politics of our fascinating state and how policy impacts Texans’ lives. We prefer a candidate with audio experience, but we also welcome applications from experienced reporters who are willing to learn audio reporting.

To review the official job posting and to apply, click here.
Requisition number: R_00017422
Monthly salary: $5833 - $6666 + depending on qualifications
Hours per week: 40
Posted 12/16/2021