Audio Managing Editor and Assistant Professional Practice Professor (NTT)

Company: University of Missouri
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Location: Columbia
Full Time

The Missouri School of Journalism (University of Missouri-Columbia) seeks applications for an audio producer specializing in journalism and newsroom management, and an assistant professional practice professor.  This Producer will serve as the Audio Managing Editor at KBIA, an Edward R. Murrow national award–winning radio station and a working laboratory for students of The Missouri School of Journalism.  

Responsibilities include assisting KBIA newsroom leaders in planning, supervising and producing news programming for radio broadcast, including daily news and in-depth reports, as well as public affairs programming. This producer will also engage in classroom teaching, faculty committee assignments and service to the profession of audio journalism.  In addition, the faculty Audio Managing Editor will work on and facilitate cross-platform content with the school’s media holdings, which include a daily newspaper (the Columbia Missourian), a city magazine (Vox), a commercial NBC-affiliated television station (KOMU-TV), an NPR member station (KBIA-FM) and a digital statewide business publication (Missouri Business Alert).   

Specific Duties include :

  • Managing the hands-on tasks related to the daily news component of the KBIA news operation, including oversight of students editors and reporters.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with community leaders in the development, coordination, and implementation of news and public affairs programming.
  • Plan, assign and oversee cross-newsroom reporting assignments and projects as appropriate, incorporating the school’s new journalism courses that now offer cross-newsroom experiences.
  • Assist as a member of the KBIA news team with breaking news and community coverage as needed.
  • Coach student journalists on storytelling, writing, editing, the investigative process, news judgement, ethics, and principles of journalism. Train and oversee students anchoring the morning and afternoon newscasts.
  • Teach a journalism class each semester.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position may require nights and occasional weekends.  Schedules will depend on coverage and production needs, which will be determined in consultation with the KBIA-FM Director.

The renewable, 12 month position carries an academic rank of Assistant Professional Practice Professor (non-tenure track).  Under University policy, the teaching load for professional practice faculty is four traditional courses a semester or the equivalent mix of traditional (classroom) and clinical (newsroom) teaching.  The workload will be comprised of 20 percent classroom teaching, 60 percent newsroom teaching, and 20 percent service (work on behalf of the School, the University, and the industry).   

Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree is necessary.  Two to three years of experience in public radio news broadcasting, interviewing and production is necessary. 

The committee will also look for candidates who have:

  • The ethical judgment and skill to teach young journalists how to make tough calls on their feet.
  • A proven track record of producing quality news coverage.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative problem-solving skills.
  • A deep, applied understanding of how to use visual and audio journalism, digital video, and social media to enhance journalistic storytelling.
  • The ability to juggle a vibrant daily newsroom’s many needs with ambitious, long-term projects.
  • A track record as a collegial collaborator in a newsroom without silos.

How to Apply:
Apply online by uploading (a) a letter of application summarizing your qualification and describing your interest in teaching and your teaching philosophy, b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a link to audio examples, including in-depth reporting and/or producing, (d) the names and contact information for three references, and (e) a one page diversity statement that specifically addresses how you would engage with a diverse student population with regards to teaching, research, mentoring, and advising. E-mail questions to KBIA News Director Ryan Famuliner at famulinerr@missouri.edu

Please apply online at https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings

 Then go to Job ID #44356

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

This position is dual posted with a staff Audio Managing Editor, job ID 44355.  This position will be filled as either a staff or a faculty position, depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.  External candidates can access the staff job posting on the staff job list. 

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 http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.

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.