KMUW seeks two enterprise News Reporters: 1) to cover General Assignments stories and Education News; 2) to cover Energy & Environment News stories, in Wichita and Kansas. (See descriptions below.) KMUW seeks always to report news with integrity, fairness, accuracy and civility. These positions will tell stories through the diversity of voices that make up all of Wichita and Kansas by generating content for KMUW in the greater Wichita area, as well as for the Kansas collaborative of public radio stations.
The Wichita area is an inexpensive, welcoming place to settle, raise a family and enjoy working in public radio. The station is located in the heart of downtown Wichita’s historic and vital Old Town warehouse district. Check out our new digs—as well as our recent awards. Wichita is a great place to work, live and play!
Anyone interested in both positions must actually apply for both separately through the Wichita State University links below.
News Reporter: Energy & Environment
Produce feature-length Energy & Environment news reports, newscast spots and other news programming as assigned for broadcast and social media for KMUW and the Kansas News Service. Provide specific energy and environment beat coverage for Wichita and Kansas through the collaborative statewide public radio initiative funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Participate in news planning meetings, generation of story ideas and evaluation of broadcast and online content. Collaborate with the Engagement team on news initiatives and community ascertainment. Assist station staff with community outreach events and other initiatives.
News Reporter: General Assignments & Education
Produce feature-length news reports, newscast spots and other news programming as assigned for broadcast and social media for KMUW and the Kansas News Service. Provide specific education-beat coverage for Wichita and Kansas through the collaborative statewide public radio initiative funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Participate in news planning meetings, generation of story ideas and evaluation of broadcast and online content. Collaborate with the Engagement team on news initiatives and community ascertainment. Assist station staff with community outreach events and other initiatives.
The KMUW staff is a group of dedicated people who are committed to excellent content. Wichita Public Radio is the area's leading provider of NPR and other national and international programming; we create award-winning news and music and distribute it through multiple platforms. KMUW is connected to the community through events and projects that encourage conversation about important issues. The KMUW staff is creative, innovative and we love what we do.
The steady growth of the KMUW audience has resulted in over 80,000 listeners each month. In the past fiscal year members and business underwriters ponied up $1,100,000 for the best fundraising year ever.
KMUW's news and music staff have won numerous regional and national awards. Reporters feed stories to NPR, and two of our music programs are nationally distributed. We remain committed to excellence and to the mission of providing programming that matters.
Wichita Public Radio hosts several events for listeners each year, such as the Fill Your Mug ice cream social. Members are invited to bring a mug, from a recent pledge drive, and have it filled with gelato or frozen custard. Each drive’s mug features work by a local artist.
The dynamic city of Wichita has more to offer than you can imagine. You can enjoy art galleries and concerts year round, 17 festivals and 22 attractions. Wichita State University, home of champion Shocker athletics, has added new buildings and services and is in the beginning stages of a major capital campaign. As part of the campaign, KMUW is looking to expand its cramped quarters.
Wichita has long been known for its high quality of life and low cost of living. But what does that mean? Innovative arts and cultural institutions abound such as the nationally recognized Music Theatre of Wichita, the internationally recognized Tallgrass Film Festival, and 40 museums and galleries within the city limits alone. At the same time, the median price for an existing single family home is only $123,600 and the average commute time is under 19 minutes. Wichita's entrepreneurial culture - ranked 23rd for small business growth among the top 102 metro areas - extends to the staff here at Wichita Public Radio. Combine that with one of the regions busiest airports, our location on one the nation's main transportation corridors, and typical Midwestern friendliness and you have the ingredients for continued robust economic and cultural growth.
In November 2002, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules and policies to a) establish Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs; b) provide vacancy notices to recruitment sources, and; c) undertake additional outreach measures as a part of filling job vacancies. These new rules became effective March 10, 2003.
To document its EEO efforts, KMUW is required to place an annual EEO report in the station’s local public file and post the report to the station’s website, on the station’s broadcast license renewal filing anniversary date, February 1.
If your organization desires notice of full-time vacancies at KMUW, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org , or mail your request to:
121 N. Mead, Ste. 200
Wichita, Kansas 67202
Be sure to include your organization’s name, contact person, street address and e-mail address.
KMUW Diversity Policy
KMUW is committed to ensuring a diverse staff reflecting the community.
KMUW celebrates a diverse environment in which all individuals can achieve success and identify their potential.
KMUW believes that diversity extends beyond race and gender to include religion, national origin, education and culture.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
KMUW is a service of Wichita State University, which does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:
Director - Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS 67260-0205