Jobs

KGOU currently has one full-time, professional position open:

Notice of Job Opening -- October 1, 2014

Title:  KGOU NEWS DIRECTOR

Reports to: KGOU Program Director

KGOU Radio, Oklahoma City

The position is open until filled but for best consideration, please apply by December 1, 2014.

KGOU Radio seeks an experienced, enterprising journalist to develop and lead a public radio newsroom of the future.  The News Director will build upon a strong tradition of local, state and regional news and public affairs coverage, direct and edit broadcast, digital and multimedia reporting efforts, guide StateImpact Oklahoma and future collaborative journalism projects with other stations and newsrooms, and serve as the primary in-state reporting resource for NPR’s national news operation. 

Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award
Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award
Credit Society of Professional Journalists

Our work wins awards, including a 2014 Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists, in the Radio Breaking News category for coverage of the May 2013 tornadoes in Oklahoma.

The News Director develops and implements news programming strategies, sets direction and edits KGOU and StateImpact Oklahoma reporters, creates content for both broadcast and digital platforms, reports spot news and longer features and produces a weekly public affairs program for broadcast. There will be emphasis on legislative and policy issues, but stories will include breaking spot news and human interest features. On-air responsibilities are minimal as an occasional substitute for other on-air staff.

The ideal candidate will have a strong track record as a reporter, writer and supervisor, with demonstrated abilities in digital and broadcast production and workflow processes. More information about KGOU is available by reading this web site. The application is made online at https://jobs.ou.edu – search for requisition 20761. KGOU Radio at The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

KGOU operates four transmitters and four translators which serve 30% of the Oklahoma population, including the Oklahoma City metro, which is ranked #9 by Forbes as one of America’s most affordable cities, and #10 by Forbes where workers in their prime (ages 35-49) are moving. Oklahoma is ranked by Forbes as the 9th best state to make a living. KGOU delivers digital audio via online streaming and story archives, participates in the new NPR One mobile app, among others, has a robust news-based web site, and multiple Facebook and Twitter pages.


KGOU has an immediate opening for a Student Employee: Operations Assistant for Calendars.

This position will gather, write for the web and for broadcasts and produce audio announcements for the daily public service programming on KGOU Radio, as well as other production assignments. The hours are flexible during business hours, Monday through Friday; this position is under the supervision of the KGOU Operations Director. Performs other related duties as assigned. 

The hours are flexible during business hours, Monday through Friday, generally during business hours, but can include some late afternoon/early evening and some weekend hours. 

Required skills are: excellent speaking voice, good writing skills, good organizational skills, and excellent journalistic judgment, plus computer skills. Preferred skills are college courses or other training in journalism, audio production, writing, interviewing, reporting and excellent journalistic judgment. An interest in a journalism career is helpful.  

Must be currently enrolled in the Fall 2014 term as a student in good standing at the University of Oklahoma. Hiring contingent upon verification of current student status. Must attach a Fall schedule. Because this search is so late in the Fall 2014 semester, we are looking for a candidate who is qualified for the student position in Spring 2015 as well.  

The application is made online at https://jobs.ou.edu – search for requisition 20868.


KGOU also provides internship opportunities for students at the University of Oklahoma.


Thank you for your interest. KGOU supports equal employment opportunities and works against discrimination in employment. KGOU operates within the principles outlined in the University of Oklahoma’s Office of Equal Opportunity.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

KGOU Radio at The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.