WUOT FM, the public radio station licensed to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a charter member of NPR, seeks an inspiring, experienced journalist who is passionate about public radio to lead its award-winning news department and continue the station’s reputation for integrity and excellence in local news reporting. Knoxville is known as the “Gateway to the Smoky Mountains” and features a wealth of outdoor activities, sports and arts/cultural attractions, and has a thriving downtown district. The city offers a variety of affordable housing options from downtown lofts to friendly subdivisions and a network of greenways and urban wilderness areas.
The Position’s Responsibilities:
The News Director is responsible for:
The WUOT News Director position is full-time, exempt, and University of Tennessee Market Range 11; Salary: $61,000 DOE&Q. Excellent health and retirement benefit packages, including tuition waiver and discounts.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or similar field. Minimum of five years’ experience in news gathering and/or production with evidence of solid news judgment and understanding of FCC rules and regulations pertaining to news programming. Digital sound editing, and computer skills. Ability to announce in the NPR style. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Valid driver’s license and access to a car required. Ability to work and interact with individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities.
Public radio news experience and supervisory experience preferred. Experience working with broadcast research skills helpful.
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