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This is an exempt, salaried position. Hours will be 40 per week, although some weeks will require more than 40 hours depending on the news cycle. Compensation is $50,000 annually with medical, dental, and life insurance, and 401K match benefits.
KSUT Public Radio News Director
KSUT, an NPR Member Station serving southwest Colorado and the Four Corners region with two unique stations, seeks a News Director to manage news on both on-air and digital platforms.
The News Director manages and coordinates all locally produced newscontent for Four Corners Public Radio, Tribal Radio, www.ksut.org and www.tribalradio.orgin collaboration withstation managers and digital content editors from both stations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assigning/editing/quality controlling ongoing work of two reporters;
Setting editorial direction, standards, and goals for the organization;
Shaping reporter activities and broader editorial goals of the department
Contributing to the creation of news content with original reporting, including spots, features, and interviews.
Building upon news team workflow system for assignments, tracking and slotting of content;
Coordinating with current content, programming and online teams;
Maintaining and refining communication and contact points with KSUT programming, on-air, and online teams;
Facilitate regular news editorial meetings and attend regular content meetings;
Develop and implement strategy for regular KSUT-produced newscast
Manage Additional News Content
Work with external content partners to identify, nurture and present new content to KSUT’s audience;
Coordinate and update content planning spreadsheet;
Subscribe to external content partner Slack channels and daybooks and schedule content for All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Four Corners Edition
Four Corners Edition Producer
Edit scripts and host as needed;
Train weekly hosts, as needed, in production and script writing;
Procure locally produced and content partner stories for weekly news magazine
Work with station staff to identify and develop public affairs programming
Provide in-house production and multi-track editing training and support for station staff
Other duties as assigned
KSUT Public Radio
KSUT is an independent non-profit with two distinct radio stations: Four Corners Public Radio and Tribal Radio. Our offices and studios are located in a new, state-of-the-art facility in Ignacio, Colorado, 25 minutes south of Durango. Our terrestrial signal area reaches more than 150,000 people across parts of four states. Four Corners Public Radio airs NPR News, variety programs, and a popular Music Discovery format. Tribal Radio airs Native and Indigenous music, news, and culture.
Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and work samples to Tami Graham, KSUT Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.orgApplication deadline: June 15th, 2023 or until filled
The News Director is expected to live within the Four Corners region. The majority of their work will occur at the KSUT studios in Ignacio, Colorado but some remote work will be allowed.
Commitment to Diversity and Racial Equity
KSUT is an equal-opportunity employer. The organization is dedicated to building a culturally diverse staff and creating a working environment that promotes racial equity and inclusiveness. We believe attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving our communities and fulfilling our mission. Women, Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.
Life in the area
We live, work, and play in one of the most beautiful natural settings in America. It's abundant in outdoor recreation (hiking, rafting, skiing) and exploration (archaeology, dark skies, live music). Durango is the region's population and commerce center, home to 20,000 people, Fort Lewis College, and a vibrant arts and food scene. Other towns in the area offer a quiet, rural lifestyle.
Three years of broadcast experience
Three years of editing experience (audio editing preferred)
KSUT is a community supported public broadcasting organization dedicated to serving the multicultural community of the Four Corners by providing diverse and eclectic entertainment, education, news, community and public information services while promoting multicultural awareness and understanding. KSUT has two distinct stations: Four Corners Public Radio and Tribal Radio
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