Broadcast Host & Producer
KMUW is looking for an energetic, reliable and professional host, anchor and producer for Morning Edition. The Morning Edition host ensures the broadcast is responsive to breaking news and includes thoughtful and relevant content. This will include integrating regional and local news seamlessly into NPR, writing original stories and rewriting news into radio-friendly copy. The Morning Edition host provides an intelligent, professional and friendly personification of KMUW’s brand in the Wichita market. This individual must effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in their work product, communications and decision-making.
KMUW is more than a radio station, it’s a community. We’re located in the historic commercial district in downtown Wichita, housed in a recently renovated second-floor warehouse. The station is a bustling venue with frequent visits from volunteers, sponsors and other friends. We host dozens of events every year, and sponsor dozens more of other organizations’ events. Whether it’s the arts, music or running races, our people—and our logo—are out and about.
Our content is as strong as our community: in 2016 KMUW received the Large-Market Station of the Year award from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for the third year in a row. Our news department of seven recently accepted a prestigious national Edward R. Murrow award for our original reporting. We produce several music shows in-house—two, Global Village and Strange Currency, are syndicated nationally and internationally. And we’re just getting started.
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Wichita State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, political affiliation, status as a veteran, genetic information or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Executive Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260-0138; telephone (316) 978-3186. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.
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.
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121 N. Mead, Ste. 200
Wichita, Kansas 67202
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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
Wichita State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, status as a veteran or disability.
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