Health Reporter

Company: University of Missouri
Company Website
Location: Columbia
Full Time

KBIA-FM at the Missouri School of Journalism has an immediate opening for a Health Reporter to plan, develop, write and produce programs and new media content for radio broadcast and online distribution. This position will focus on rural health and society issues.

Responsibilities include:

  • Report, write and produce radio spots, features and online content. Liaise with partners on program ideas and content.
  • Conduct community and outreach through new media, social media and community events.
  • Supervise the work of student reporters and producers.
  • Work on and with KBIA News team on daily and breaking news coverage as needed.
  • May host or announce radio programs.
  • Teach an introductory journalism course in a classroom setting.

Note: this is a grant-funded position, fully funded through 7/31/2024. This position is only funded until that date, though renewal of the grant funding will be sought. If grant funding is not renewed in 2024, this position will then be terminated.

Additional information on KBIA-FM and the Missouri School of Journalism can be found online at and

Salary Range: $48,900 – 50,000

Shift: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Occasional nights and weekends as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency in new-media production and social media.
  • A strong interest in the subjects of rural health and rural life.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a communications-related area.
  • Public radio broadcasting/production experience

Application Materials:
Please include a cover letter, resume, links to three work samples, and the names and contact information for three references with the online application.

Please apply online at

Then go to Job ID #44353

About KBIA:
KBIA News is an award-winning, innovative newsroom located in the university town of Columbia, on the campus of the oldest journalism school in the world, the Missouri School of Journalism. Reporters at KBIA News cover this dynamic Mid-Missouri community, coach and edit journalism students, and file reports and features to NPR and other national programs. KBIA News enjoys close collaborations with Missouri public radio stations, the Harvest Public Media and Side Effects Public Media Local Journalism Centers, and with innovative campus organizations such as Investigative Reporters and Editors (I.R.E) and Reynolds Journalism Institute. KBIA staff also lead the way in innovative technologies and storytelling techniques, through community storytelling projects like Missouri Health Talks, and big data projects like Access Missouri. KBIA’s unique relationship with the journalism school means that this role serves on the staff of the Missouri School of Journalism, and the role includes classroom teaching duties as well as supervising and editing Journalism students in the newsroom. This J School partnership allows for an innovative, dynamic news environment that provides opportunities for a hard-working journalist to gain new skills, foster new media relationships and grow professionally. As evidence of all those efforts, in 2020, KBIA was honored with the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.

Diversity Commitment:
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Benefit Eligibility:
This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.