NEW BEST CONSIDERATION DATE: November 1, 2017.
The KUNM News Department is hiring a reporter for our award-winning Public Health New Mexico project. The position is full-time, based in Albuquerque, and is benefits eligible through the University of New Mexico.
Applicants must apply online to the UNMJobs website. Applications through third-party websites will not be considered. For further information or assistance with the UNMJobs website please call (505) 277-6947.
Technical Journalist: KUNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Position summary: KUNM at the University of New Mexico is hiring one full-time Technical Journalist to report for the Public Health New Mexico project. In order to address the under-representation of Hispanic/Latino journalists in public radio newsrooms and based on the requirements of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation grant (Number PO303596, pg. 2) that funds the project, the successful candidate will be Hispanic/Latino.
The Technical Journalist will initiate independent research, investigation, and story development in consultation with the News Director. The successful applicant will write and prepare stories for broadcast and publication online and will work as a member of the team to establish the nature and focus of stories and participate in determination of the general direction of the project.
This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Preferred qualifications: In-depth knowledge and experience reporting in Hispanic/Latino and/or Native American communities.
High degree of fluency in conversational Spanish.
Professional experience in public radio journalism.
Valid Drivers license.
Application Instructions: To be considered, applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and links or files for 3 writing, video and/or audio samples. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
About the station: KUNM is a diverse, multicultural station serving over 100 communities across central and northern New Mexico. We have more than 20 professional staff members and we work with more than 120 student and community volunteer programmers. We reach about 100,000 listeners a week in a service area of 1.1 million people.
KUNM is a department of the University of New Mexico and is an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to one's race, ethnicity, age, national origin, faith, sex or disability. We recognize and respect diversity. We value the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace.