Technical Journalist

KUNM Public Radio (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Posted 2 weeks ago

Position Summary
KUNM Public Radio (KUNM-FM) in Albuquerque is seeking a public radio reporter to join our newsroom as the station reporter assigned to the Mountain West News Bureau. The MWNB is a collaboration of five public radio stations in various Rocky Mountain states covering regional issues affecting the American West, including topics such as wildlife, land use, the environment, health, growth, education, and politics. MWNB is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and KUNM listeners.

This reporter position will be responsible for filing daily spot news, enterprise features and occasional investigative series that appeal to listeners across New Mexico, Nevada, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming under the supervision of a remote managing editor.  They will be expected to be proficient in multimedia storytelling and social media, the ability to translate complex information to listeners without losing nuance, and have a basic understanding of investigative reporting skills and data journalism.  This position will also work with KUNM’s news director and other staff members to help with duties related to the station’s larger mission, such as participating in community events or station on-air fund drives. This position requires travel (mileage reimbursed around the state and occasionally outside of the state for covering news stories and events.

KUNM is licensed to the University of New Mexico.  UNM offers a highly comprehensive benefits package including tuition waivers for you and your partner and dependent education benefits for your children.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with investigative and enterprise journalism
  • In-depth knowledge and experience reporting on Hispanic/Latinx and/or Native American cultures, communities, and constituencies
  • Experience reporting on New Mexico communities
  • Conversational Spanish

Additional Requirements
Ability to drive to and from assignments. -Official transcripts, High school diploma, or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.

$2964.00 to $3894.80 Monthly

Benefits Eligible
This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.

ERB Statement
Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.

Background Check Required: No

For Best Consideration Date: 12/10/2021

Application Instructions
Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.Name and contact info for three supervisory professional references. Links to recent work. A one page cover letter including your understanding of KUNM’s mission.

The University of New Mexico has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for UNM students and employees. For detailed information, visit here.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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