Employment Opportunities

Tribal Media Center Coordinator

Tribal Media Center Director Job Description (Download PDF)

Essential duties and responsibilities include

  • Work collaboratively with existing TMC partners and foster new organizational partnerships.
  • Research, write and administer grants to support TMC programs and projects.
  • Planning, organizing, and implementing projects, programs, trainings and work sessions to include other Native American media organizations.
  • Core team member of Native Lens storytelling project, working collaboratively with Native Lens Project Coordinator.
  • Management and logistical coordinator of existing collaborative TMC projects including Native Braids and Dream Warriors.
  • Coordination of multi-media training opportunities for Native American youth and young adults.
  • Hiring and oversight of part-time youth engagement coordinator.
  • Coordination with KSUT staff for dissemination of produced content on KSUT platforms.
  • Maintaining an archive of media files for future use, digitizing content for content retention.
  • Performing other duties and special projects as assigned.

Required qualifications

  • Minimum two years administrative or management experience.
  • Minimum two years of broadcast and/or multi-media experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing, implementation, and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing budgets.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a broad spectrum of individuals and communities, including Native American and/or Indigenous communities.
  • Computer literate

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with multi-media equipment and systems, including recording, video and editing.
  • B.A. or equivalent degree

Compensation
This is a full-time exempt, salaried position and includes a competitive comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision, in addition to an option of the establishment of an IRA with employer match. Wages will be negotiated depending on experience but will range from $48K to $52K. Remote work is an option and will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis

Reporter - Four Corners Region (Granted-Funded)

Reporter Four Corners (Download PDF)

Primary Responsibilities

  • Seek out, research, and pitch stories and news items from underrepresented populations, focusing on Native, Indigenous, and Latinx community members.
  • Report, interview, and record sound in the field.
  • Write and produce 2-4 sound-rich features or interviews per month, and 3-5 spots per week.
  • Work with editors on each story.
  • Prepare story elements for web posts.
  • Take photos to accompany stories.
  • Work with the project’s community advisory group to identify and gather stories.
  • Track stories for content and source diversity.
  • Complete assignments and grant deliverables in a timely manner.
  • Work with KSJD and KSUT staff to develop and implement audience impact surveys.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Attend regular meetings with editors  to develop and adapt coverage strategy as needed.
  • Attend community outreach events and Community News Network cohort meetings as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism and/or comparable journalism experience at a newspaper, digital outlet, or radio station.
  • Demonstrated radio broadcast experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with southwest Colorado and contacts within the groups whose voices and perspectives are often underrepresented and unappreciated, especially among Native American and Indigenous populations.

Compensation: $37,000/year

Benefits: Medical, dental and vision. Operational IRA and life insurance. (Employees contribute approximately 20% of medical benefits.)

Application
Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Primary consideration will be given to applicants who apply by Friday, February 18, 2022. Position open until filled.

To apply, please submit the following:

  1. A cover letter that:
    1. Demonstrates your drive for covering and giving voice to underrepresented communities.
    2. Answers the question: How would you cover communities that have been traditionally underrepresented in the media?
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references with phone and email contact information.
  4. Links to at least two radio or audio news stories, interviews, or podcasts you worked on, along with descriptions detailing your role in the pieces. Provide links to the pieces via Google Drive, your personal website, a media organization website, etc. If you lack audio samples, you may submit previously-written news stories or other announcements. They can be included as a separate document in your application materials.

 

KSUT News Reporter/Producer (Closing date - 03/04/2022)
KSUT seeks a full-time Reporter/Producer to contribute stories, in-depth features, and interviews to our on-air and digital platforms.
KSUT, an NPR Member Station serving southwest Colorado and the Four Corners region with two unique stations, seeks a full-time Reporter/Producer to contribute news to our on-air and digital platforms.

About KSUT Public Radio
KSUT is an independent non-profit with two services: Four Corners Public Radio and Tribal Radio. Our signals cover more than 100,000 people across parts of four states. Our offices and studios are in a new, state-of-the-art facility in Ignacio, Colorado. Four Corners Public Radio airs NPR News, variety programs, and a “Music Discovery” format. Tribal Radio airs Native and Indigenous music, news, and culture.

Life in the Area
We live, work, and play in a spectacular natural setting. It’s abundant in outdoor recreation (hiking, rafting, skiing) and exploration (archaeology, dark skies, live music). Durango is the region’s population and commerce center, home to 20,000 people, Fort Lewis College, and a vibrant arts and food scene. Other towns in the area offer a quiet, rural lifestyle.

Job Summary
KSUT Public Radio is looking for a creative and motivated Reporter/Producer. The ideal candidate can produce audio news stories, in-depth features, and interviews. They’re comfortable covering various topics. They can gather web assets and create basic online versions for selected stories. They can occasionally produce and host our weekly news magazine, Four Corners Edition.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and produce stories for on-air and digital platforms
  • Conduct pre-recorded and live interviews.
  • Occasionally produce and host the weekly news magazine.
  • Report from the field during breaking news events.
  • Pitch story ideas and work with editors on story development.
  • Attend community outreach events and content partner meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • One year of on-air experience
  • Two years of professional journalism experience (broadcast or digital/print)
  • Excellent news judgment
  • Multi-track audio editing experience

Preferred qualifications

  • 4-year college degree, or equivalent work experience in journalism, mass communications, or another related field.
  • Public radio experience.
  • Ability to use broadcast studio consoles and microphones

Compensation & Benefits
$37,000/year + generous medical, dental, and vision. Operational IRA and life insurance. (Employees contribute approximately 20% of medical benefits.)

     

    Application
    Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Primary consideration will be given to applicants who apply by Friday, February 18, 2022. Position open until filled.

    To apply
    Send a cover letter detailing your relevant professional experience, a resume, three professional references, and 2-3 audio and writing work samples to KSUT Executive Director Tami Graham.

    Application deadline
    March 4, 2022

    The Reporter/Producer is expected to live within the Four Corners region. Most of their work can be performed remotely. They may be asked to travel to the KSUT studios occasionally to conduct in-studio interviews, host on-air news programs, and attend staff meetings.

     

    To apply: submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references by February 28, 2022 to KSUT executive director Tami Graham at tami@ksut.org

    KSUT offers competitive salaries and generous benefits including health, dental and vision care, life & short term disability insurance, 401k retirement, and more.

    KSUT operates within the exterior boundaries of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and adheres to the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO) which gives preference to qualified Native Americans in all aspects of employment, contracting, and other business activities.

    KSUT encourages diversity in the workplace.

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