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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

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

KUT-KUTX Production Engineer
This full-time position contributes to our mission by providing high quality technical production expertise for KUT and KUTX broadcasts, events and recordings.

To review the official job posting and to apply, click here.
Requisition number: R_00014000
Annual salary: $40,000-$45,000+ (compensation according to experience and qualifications)
Hours per week: 40
Posted 07/06/2021

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

Director, Sponsorship Sales – Market Enginuity
We are looking for a creative media sales leader, with the vision to capitalize on our Austin team successes and deliver outstanding results for our client & sponsors. Driven by the shared mission of independent public media, you’ll help create sales strategies that will be a win-win in the market as you inspire and mentor your team to excel.

The Sales Director is a hands-on sales leadership role, with overall responsibility for revenue performance in the Austin market. This includes coaching the sales staff to deliver revenues from local and regional sponsors, while personally promoting strategic business development efforts with key clients and prospects.

Given its audience reach and capabilities in the market, KUT and KUTX both have significant opportunity to increase its corporate sponsor revenues. The Market Leader is charged with raising the team’s near and longer-term sales performance by fostering a sophisticated and creative consultative selling efforts.

This position is with Market Enginuity, KUT's external contract sales group. The Austin team is located at the KUT Public Media Studios on The University of Texas at Austin campus. The position is with the external contract group and now with the university.

To review the Market Enginuity job posting and to apply, click here.
Posted 06/11/2021

PART-TIME

On-Air Producer: KUT is seeking a part-time on-air producer for nights, weekends and other fill-in shifts. This person is responsible for live, on-air production and operation of broadcast technical equipment. This role will work closely with colleagues across the station, of all different backgrounds and skills. This position is non-benefits eligible.

To review the official job posting and to apply, click here.
Requisition number: R_00014447
Hourly wage: $15- $20 per hour based on qualifications
Hours per week: up to 19
Posted 07/28/2021

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

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INTERNSHIPS

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.

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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.