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News Reporter-Producer-Host

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Salary Not specified
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Jun 23, 2021

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News Reporter-Producer-Host

Classification: Admin Analyst (N/E)
Department Name: KAZU
Job Number: FP2021-727
Status: Open until filled.Open until filled.
Priority Screening Date: 07/12/2021
Recruitment Status: Open until filled.

Position Description:
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non-profit institution that is related and affiliated to the California State University, Monterey Bay. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a nonprofit 501©(3) public benefits corporation that is a recognized auxiliary organization of California State University and was established in July 1994. The University Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of the University. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State Population. The University Corporation at Monterey is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees.
POSITION SUMMARY: 90.3 KAZU is hiring a News Reporter-Producer-Host who will be a voice for a trusted news source in the Monterey Bay Area. This reporter-producer will be based at the KAZU studios in Seaside. Responsibilities include reporting, conducting source interviews, writing and editing audio stories for broadcast on 90.3 KAZU and NPR. The Reporter-Producer-Host works under the general supervision of the General Manager with daily oversight provided by the News Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

Reporter / Producer 45%
  1. Researches local issues, interviews sources and records audio in the field and studio. Writes stories and associated on-air promos. Voice tracks stories. Edits audio to create feature length stories, superspots and promos. Stories air during NPR news magazine shows on 90.3 KAZU, as well as, statewide and national broadcasts as needed. Assists News Director in developing coverage strategies and story Uses web editing software to repackage content for presentation in the Local News section of Serves as back-up to News Director during absences or when needed.Recordkeeping 5%
  2. Contributes items to the shared News Calendar for potential Maintains a list of story contacts for future use. Adds story to quarterly Issues/Programs Report following broadcast.Host 40%
  3. Serves as back-up on-air host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered as needed. This includes live reading of community announcements, business supporters, weather and traffic. Also, completes daily production assigned to host.Operations 5%
  4. Understands the basics of station operations. Must be able to manually send out an emergency alert via Must be able to turn the transmitter on and off. When applicable, must be able to assist when station goes off the air.Pledge Drive 5%
  5. Participates in KAZU's three times a year on-air fundraisingOther Functions:

  • Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within the radio
  • Appear at concerts, events or other station promotions
  • Performs other duties as assigned by News Director and/or General

PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information; and to occasionally travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or to pick up or deliver materials.

This position requires working on campus with students, staff and faculty. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be encouraged and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available.
Updated June 29, 2021: Corporation employees will be required to provide their vaccination status by mid-July through an on-line portal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience with standard broadcast field recording and studio
  • Proficient at digital audio editing using Adobe Audition or similar
  • Demonstrated experience in news-gathering, writing, editing and radio production for short-form and long-form
  • Displays knowledge and adherence to high ethical standards and commitment to the mission of public radio
  • Must be able to meet daily deadlines, and deal effectively with simultaneous multiple Timely and effective decision-making ability in situations requiring prompt attention.
  • Superb verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, and ability to work collaboratively in a team
  • Must be familiar with personal computers and have demonstrated technical literacy, including proficiency with word processing and electronic mail.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in journalism or related field AND professional experience in the news department of a public radio station or equivalent.

Specialized Skills:
Special Condition(s) of Employment: Willingness to work outside of regular business hours including nights and weekends as dictated by the unpredictable nature of news. Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Must have own transportation, valid driver’s license, and insurance, and the ability to complete a web-based training in defensive driving. Must continue to meet the established driving standards as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience at a public radio station and familiarity with NPR standards and practices are desirable. Knowledge of current Monterey County and regional issues. A background in journalism, production and /or broadcast operations a plus. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population.

Special Conditions of Employment:
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with University Corporation. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the position. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. This position is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
Please note: University Corporation employment is separate and distinct from CSU Monterey Bay or State of California employment. University Corporation employees are not employees of either CSUMB or of the state of California. University Corporation positions are at will employment.

Compensation and Benefits:
The hiring salary for this position is $30 per hour. This is a non-exempt position and as such is eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing:

Although CSUMB is located in a high-cost housing area, Schoonover Park rental homes are affordably priced. Monthly rent rates include cable television, garbage service, and sewer. Convenient floorplans, attractive interior appointments, and numerous community amenities make Schoonover Park Rental Homes an exceptional value. Schoonover Park is near the main campus, yet a tranquil world away. The community lies nestled in the secluded beauty of rolling coastal hills three miles east of campus. Living in one of the most desirable areas of California, you will enjoy the natural splendor and cultural abundance of the Monterey Peninsula. Quality of life begins with your home in Schoonover Park, and extends through every aspect of your California coastal lifestyle.
Corporation of CSUMB positions are “at-will” employment.

How to Apply:
To apply, visit

A completed online application and resume must be received by the University Corporation Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.
Materials submitted become the property of University Corporation at Monterey Bay and will not be returned. University Corporation at Monterey Bay will not fax application materials. For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TTD (800) 735 2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center - first floor ( map). For additional campus information visit For information regarding the University Corporation visit

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