WEKU News Director
WEKU News Director
Position Number: S00686P
Position Type: Staff
Position Category: Fulltime Professionals
Search Type: External
Posted Salary Information: (Click here for EKU Salary Grades)
Driver Classification: Driver
Division: Operations & Strategic Initiatives
Department: Communications & Brand Management
Unit: WEKU Public Radio
Contact Person: Mike Savage
Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)
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Funding Source: Institutional
The WEKU News Director oversees production and on-air anchoring of radio newscasts and public affairs programs. Takes lead role in planning and assigning coverage for new stories; and covers and prepares news stories for broadcast. Supervises staff reporters, on-call reporters, student interns, station volunteers, and grant-funded news staff assigned to special coverage.
The ND is part of the WEKU Leadership Team and plays a key role in defining and maintaining ethical, editorial, artistic, and technical standards for all news programming. The ND also assists the Director and General Manager with news programming decisions and news operations. This position is also responsible for managing news content distribution on the station website and other platforms.
Bachelor’s degree is required. Degree in journalism, communications, or related field is preferred. Graduate Degree is preferred
•Five years of radio experience in news reporting and hosting is required.
•Experience in public radio is preferred.
•Supervisory experience is preferred.
Minimum Licensure and Certification:
Posting Number: S00686P
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Open Date: 12/09/2020
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Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.
Background Check Statement:
Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.
To apply, visit https://jobs.eku.edu/postings/15447