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General Assignment Reporter

KUNC Radio, Greeley, Colorado

Work at KUNC Radio

Salary: ​​Competitive Salary with benefits $4150- $4300 per/month ● Health, dental and vision care with over 90% of premiums for employee paid by employer ● Employer-provided Life & AD&D and disability insurance (ST and LT) ● 403b retirement with company match ● Paid Time Off ● 9 paid holidays, +1 floating holiday ● Maternity/paternity/partner leave

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time


KUNC seeks a dynamic and charismatic individual to join our team as our General Assignment

(GA) Reporter & Host for Weekend Edition. The ideal candidate will be a natural storyteller who

is excited by new ideas, experimenting, and helping to grow an evolving organization in service

to our communities. This is considered an entry-level position, and we will provide adequate

training to help you develop into a self-sufficient and successful member of the team.

As our GA Reporter & Host, you will work closely with our reporters, the digital team, and our

local hosts of Morning Edition and All Things Considered. You will also have the opportunity to

have your stories picked up by NPR’s programs like All Things Considered and Morning Edition,

along with other national programs.

Essential Functions

GA Reporting

Mon/Tues/Wed or Wed/Thurs/Fri

For three days during the week, you will primarily perform GA Reporter duties including:

● Voice track weekend and weekday automation breaks (1-2 hours per shift)

● Work with Assistant News Director to write and produce daily newscast items

● Work with KUNC’s Digital team to produce and engage our audience with web and

social media posts

● Work with the Director of News to create occasional evergreen features

● Perform research, conduct effective interviews, and maintain organized records

● Provide backup to our local Morning Edition and All Things Considered hosts

Host – Weekend Edition

Sat/Sun – REQUIRED AT THE STATION FROM 6:30AM-10:30AM BOTH DAYS

On Saturday and Sunday, you will primarily perform Host duties including:

● Live host Weekend Edition both days, from 7:00am-10:15am, with 4 live newscasts at 7,

8, 9 and 10am

After the hosting shift is complete, you will be asked to perform as a GA Reporter, which

includes the duties listed above.


Additional duties:

● Attend and engage with listeners and members at community engagement events such

as Java with a Journalist

● Participate in on-air fundraising

Experience:

● A minimum of one year of on-air or podcast work and online reporting

● Bachelors (B.A. or B.S.) or Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in journalism, radio

production, media, communication, or a related field of study

● A minimum of six months hosting experience within an NPR clock

Skills:

● Knowledge of, and strict adherence to, journalistic ethics and standards, specifically NPR

news.

● Proven ability to be a positive team member, consistently work well with others, and

always demonstrate respect for the diverse constituencies at KUNC and within the

public broadcasting system.

● Demonstrated ability to produce high quality content and programming.


Work Environment and Physical Demands:

● The work environment will be at the Greeley office when hosting. Flexible scheduling

and remote work for reporting shifts can be established with the supervisor

● The Greeley office environment: locked building accessible by FOB with overhead

lighting with low-to-moderate noise levels

● Prolonged periods of remaining in a stationary position

About KUNC Radio

Northern Colorado’s NPR Member Station, KUNC, aims to strengthen our communities by

cultivating the mind and spirit- informing, inspiring and entertaining. KUNC is a staple for many

individuals within northern Colorado, serving numerous rural, mountain and city communities

for over 50 years. We are in a pivotal location on the front range of the Rocky Mountains,

meaning you have day-access to world-class skiing and hiking, popular educational institutions

such as the Denver Art Museum, and our beloved legendary music venues, including Red Rocks

Amphitheatre.

KUNC News is a team of dedicated journalists, who are committed to telling the stories of our

diverse communities, reflecting the people who live in those communities, and amplifying their

voices. We operate with a team mentality, creating engaging and relevant content focusing on

internal and external collaboration and experimenting in content styles and distribution.

KUNC provides leadership and editorial oversight of coverage of the Colorado state legislature

through our statewide distributed Capital Coverage. Inside our newsroom is an award-winning

Investigative Desk and our signature program, Colorado Edition. We serve an audience of over

155,000 people per week on air and online.

KUNC Radio

Want to learn more about KUNC Radio? Visit KUNC Radio's website.