Title: KGOU Host / Social Media Coordinator
Reports to: KGOU Program Director
KGOU public radio is looking for a new on-air voice to greet afternoon listeners in the Oklahoma City metro area. Our next local All Things Considered host will be an engaging announcer and newscaster with a conversational on-air sound. This person will also possess sharp news instincts and strong storytelling skills, with an ability to inform and entertain KGOU’s second largest weekday audience.
The other half of the job will be dedicated to being KGOU’s voice on social media. We’re looking for a self-starter who can take a creative approach to social media, help reporters elevate their online stories, and manage a live blog during breaking news situations.
KGOU has a strong tradition of local, state and regional news coverage, and the new Host / Social Media Coordinator will play a key role in shaping our on-air sound. Our newsroom has won many awards, including 8 Oklahoma Associated Press “Sweepstakes Awards.” KGOU stories are regularly heard on NPR, and the All Things Considered host will be called on to file national spot news. The successful candidate will also be expected to find audio for newscasts, update newscast stories, and occasionally serve as emcee/station representative at KGOU events.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, political science or other appropriate field;
- Two years’ experience in broadcasting, or some equivalent combination of education and experience;
- At least one year experience doing social media for an organization;
- Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style;
- Experience with web posting, broadcast and audio editing software and equipment;
- Strong time management, organizational and interpersonal skills.
The position is open until filled. The hourly salary is $17.31. The University of Oklahoma offers excellent fringe benefits. KGOU Radio at The University of Oklahoma is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
The application is made online at https://jobs.ou.edu – search for requisition #181862.
KGOU serves 30% of the Oklahoma population, reaching more than one million people. This area includes the Oklahoma City metro, which is rated #4 on the Forbes list of America’s most affordable cities (2015) and is ranked #10 on the employment site Glassdoor’s list of best U.S. cities for job seekers (2016). Forbes also ranks Oklahoma as the ninth best state to make a living. With studios located at the University of Oklahoma, KGOU delivers digital audio on the station’s robust news-based website and participates in the NPR One mobile app.
KGOU has one part-time, student position open to students enrolled at the University of Oklahoma.
KGOU Student Host/Reporter
KGOU is looking for a Student Host/Reporter to help us tell stories about Oklahoma and the people who live here. KGOU has a strong tradition of local, state and regional news coverage with an emphasis on compelling storytelling. This is a great opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience at OU’s award-winning NPR affiliate.
KGOU desires a talented and dedicated journalism major with insatiable curiosity, a keen ability to identify important stories and story angles, a warm and conversational delivery and strong audio production skills. Responsibilities include writing and announcing news, editing audio, posting stories for web, and other operational duties as needed.
Required skills include:
- Proficiency with Associated Press (AP) writing style
- Proficiency with audio editing software (Adobe Audition or comparable)
- Proficiency in on-air announcing
- Must be able to work independently, be detail-oriented, exhibit effective time management and perform well under deadline pressure
- Strong interest in Oklahoma news and current events
This position offers up to 27 hours of paid work time per week, primarily occurring weekdays either 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Days/shifts are flexible. This position is temporary, non-exempt with salary of $10.00 per hour. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2018.
Apply online at https://jobs.ou.edu – search for Requisition 081096. KGOU Radio at The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
KGOU operates five transmitters and four translators, which cover 30+ counties and reach more than one million people. With studios located at the University of Oklahoma, KGOU also delivers digital audio on the station’s news-based website, is active on social media and can be heard on several mobile apps, including NPR One, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, NextRadio, Apple Music, and on smart speakers.
KGOU 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.
KGOU Radio at The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.