KGOU

Jobs

KGOU has the following professional full time positions open for applications:


Title:  KGOU Digital News Editor / Reporter (OU Job #170046)

Reports to: KGOU Program Director

KGOU public radio is looking for a digitally savvy reporter to help us further expand our reach in the Oklahoma City metro area. We’re looking for somebody with sharp news instincts, endless curiosity and strong writing skills who can recite the AP Stylebook by heart.

The Digital News Editor/Reporter will be responsible for writing original news posts on kgou.org, guiding KGOU’s social media, creating a live blog during breaking news events, and producing daily audio spot news. He or she will also produce long-term feature stories and serve as a backup on-air host.

We’ve built a strong tradition of local, state and regional news coverage, and the new Digital News Editor/Reporter will play a key role in shaping our growing digital presence. KGOU reporters have regularly appeared on NPR’s national broadcasts, and our newsroom has won many awards, including five Oklahoma Associated Press “Sweepstakes Awards.” We’re always looking for ways to innovate and collaborate with other media organizations, and we want be on the forefront of podcasting and digital storytelling in Oklahoma.

Review of applications will begin February 13, 2017, and the anticipated start date is March 1, 2017. The University of Oklahoma offers excellent fringe benefits. Salary range is up to $17.31 per hour depending on experience. 

Applicants MUST apply for this position online at https://jobs.ou.edu, job requisition #170046.  For further information on this or other OU job opportunities, please call (405) 325-1826, or access our web site at http://hr.ou.edu/.

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

The position is open until filled.

KGOU operates four transmitters and four translators, which serve 30% of Oklahoma, 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 #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, is active on social media and participates in the NPR One mobile app.

REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS: Resume, Cover Letter and Examples of Work

Required Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, communications, political science or other appropriate field OR an equivalent combination of education/job related experience, AND:

  • 24 months of experience as a reporter

Skills:

  • Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style
  • Experience developing social media posts in a professional or college news organization
  • On-air experience for a broadcast news organization, digital news site or college news operation
  • Experience with web posting
  • Experience with broadcast software and equipment
  • Great time management and organization skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Certifications: None

Advertised Physical Requirements: None

Departmental Preferences:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism
  • 24 months’ experience as a reporter for a professional news organization
  • Experience creating a blog, live blog during breaking news events and/or producing daily audio news stories

Supervision: None

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit http://www.hr.ou.edu/policies/tbtesting.asp.


Title:  KGOU Host / Content Creator (OU Job #170062)

Reports to:  KGOU Program Director

KGOU public radio is looking for a new on-air voice to greet morning listeners in the Oklahoma City metro area. Our next local Morning Edition host will be an engaging announcer with a conversational on-air sound. We’re looking for somebody with sharp news instincts and strong storytelling skills who isn’t daunted by arriving at work each day at 5:00 a.m. Additionally, we want to give our new Host / Content Creator the flexibility to allow his or her personality, curiosity and creativity to flourish by developing and hosting KGOU’s new signature podcast.

We’ve worked hard to build a strong tradition of local, state and regional news coverage, and the new Host / Content Creator will play a key role in shaping our on-air sound. Our newsroom has won many awards, including five Oklahoma Associated Press “Sweepstakes Awards.” KGOU stories are regularly heard nationally on NPR, and the Morning Edition host will often be called on to file national spot news. In addition to hosting Morning Edition, this person will conduct interviews, produce feature stories and host special live events. We’re always looking for ways to innovate and collaborate with other media organizations, and we want be on the forefront of podcasting and digital storytelling in Oklahoma.

Review of applications will begin February 13, 2017, and the anticipated start date is March 1, 2017. The hourly salary range is up to $42,000 per year. The University of Oklahoma offers excellent fringe benefits. KGOU Radio at The University of Oklahoma is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants MUST apply for this position online at https://jobs.ou.edu, job requisition #170062.  For further information on this or other OU job opportunities, please call (405) 325-1826, or access our web site at http://hr.ou.edu/.

KGOU operates four transmitters and four translators, which serve 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, is active on social media and participates in the NPR One mobile app.           

REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS: Resume, Cover Letter and Examples of Work

Required Education:  Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, communications, political science or other appropriate field OR an equivalent combination of education/job related experience, AND:

  • 24 months’ experience in broadcasting

Skills:

  • Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style
  • Experience as a news content creator and/or host of a podcast
  • On-air experience for a broadcast news organization, digital news site or college news operation
  • Experience conducting interviews and producing enterprise news stories for a college or professional broadcast news organization
  • Experience with web posting, broadcast and audio editing software and equipment
  • Great time management and organization skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Advertised Physical Requirements: None

Departmental Preferences:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism
  • 24 months broadcast experience
  • Experience developing social media posts for a professional or college news organization
  • Experience with website posting and content management software

Supervision: None

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit http://www.hr.ou.edu/policies/tbtesting.asp.

Important Reminder:  ALL required documents must be attached and to this listing or your documents will not be visible to the hiring department!


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.

2015 University of Oklahoma 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.