Technical Journalist

KUNM (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Posted 2 weeks ago

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 partially funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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, Utah, Idaho 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 pledge drives. This position requires travel around the state and occasionally outside of the state for covering news stories and events.

Under indirect supervision, initiates independent research, investigation, and story development and writes and prepares copy for a subscription-funded national newsletter covering a range of associated technical topics, and requiring significant specialized knowledge and understanding of the field. Establishes nature and focus of individual articles to be published, and participates in determination of the general direction and scope of the newsletter within the parameters described by its objectives.

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/Latino 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.

Status: Exempt
Pay: $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: 9/14/2020

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