University of Utah Reporter/Producer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/10/2018

Requisition Number PRN18330B

Job Title Reporter/Producer

Working Title Reporter/Producer

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday thru Friday. Some weekend and evening work may be required for scheduled events and if breaking news events occur.

VP Area President

Department 00335 - KUER

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $42,000/yr. - $50,000/yr.

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Research, write and produce daily radio stories and long form radio features of local, state, or national interest forKUERradio.


Selects and researches topics; contacts and interviews sources; maintains notes and audio recordings; writes and edits reports; produces and voices reports for air. Produces news as assigned by News Director. Reports stories in appropriate forms for broadcast (live on-air, copy, actuality, cut & copy, voicer, wrap, feature, series, documentary, studio two-way, etc.) May be asked to anchor newscasts or host programs.

Occasionally serves regional and national networks. Maintains a beat specialty. Reads and follows major developments in specialty.

Subscribes to pertinent publications and attends related events. Maintains contact lists and files for on-going continuity of coverage and accumulation of knowledge. Proactively participates in the creative cycle of story and program origination with reporters, supervisor, producers and Web staff.

The Reporter adheres to deadlines and, in concert with appropriate staff, makes timely and effective decisions in situations requiring prompt attention. The Reporter works in close concert with other staff and under the supervision of theKUERNews Director, assisting in identifying, developing and creating programs that support KUER‘s overall mission. Actively participates inKUERfund drives and representsKUERat community and station events.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Broadcasting, or a related field, or equivalency; one year of previous professional experience in the news field; demonstrated oral and written communications skills; and an understanding of Public Radio and radio broadcasting required. Production skills are needed to edit and rerecord final story formats.


Two or more years of experience as a radio broadcast reporter. Experience and track record of reporting and filing for national radio magazines and shows produced byNPR,APMandPRI. Knowledge and experience related to live local hosting and delivering local newscasts. Spanish-speaking skills and computer-related reporting experience a plus, but not required. Knowledge and ability to use social media tools to enhance news coverage and web presence of station.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.