Website KCUR 89.3 FM

NPR in Kansas City

The Opportunity: KCUR 89.3, Kansas City’s NPR affiliate, is looking for an experienced journalist to oversee the day-to-day news operation and reporting. The News Director’s primary responsibility will be to ensure efficiency in the workflow and distribution of journalism of the highest order. This is an exciting and important time to be a journalist, particularly within the public media landscape.  The News Director at KCUR will drive the daily reporting with a perfect combination of energy and calm, creativity and consistency. The ideal candidate for this role has superior organizational skills and high journalistic standards. He/she will be a strong collaborator, an outstanding manager of people and an unflappable leader in a busy newsroom environments. This position reports directly to the Director of Journalism.

Characteristic Duties: Coach, supervise and edit the work of reporters, newscasters, talk show teams and freelancers who provide content for broadcast and digital platforms. Work with director of journalism, peer editors and cross-departmental colleagues to build a content strategy that ensures KCUR is committed to delivering coverage that builds loyalty among existing audiences and grows new ones.

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KCUR is an editorially independent community service of the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Apply online:  Then select Staff Positions – View Jobs. Review of applications will begin on Monday, August 3, 2020. This position will remain open until filled.

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