KUT Seeks Texas Standard Editor/Producer

Feb 13, 2019

Purpose:  To perform responsible professional work as on-air and online public radio news editor under the supervision of the Texas Standard Senior Managing Producer and to edit and report news stories and feature reports that meet Texas Standard news standards and deadlines.

Essential functions:  Edits individual stories as assigned, adhering to rigorous journalistic standards as well as consistently bringing cutting-edge storytelling to the show. Works with in-house producers, freelancers and collaborators to edit, produce and shape stories in the show's style. Helps write, edit and fact-check scripts, leads, news roundup and readers before air. Works with host, managing producer and creative team to develop novel and innovative ways to present content online, on social media and on air. Produces content for program and web as needed.  Attends production meetings and assists in scheduling including writing, editing, copying and distributing schedules and scripts. Under the direction of management helps conceive, shape, and edit content as needed for long-term grant and documentary projects. Works to ensure the consistent flow of communication among program staff and news staff. Works with editorial staff to review and produce audience feedback for programming. Serves as back-up for updating Texas Standard's social media channels. Interfaces with on-air personalities, engineering staff, marketing/advertising staff, talent and artists. Marginal/Incidental functions: Other related duties as assigned.

Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree. A combination of one year of experience in radio production or related field. One year of professional experience reporting and editing news. Knowledge of the operations of local and national public media. Understanding of online news content use and delivery in substance, style, and design. Excellent verbal, writing and editing skills. Must be able to multitask, meet deadlines. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in Radio/Television/Film, Communications, Journalism or related field. At least three years full-time experience in news reporting and editing, demonstrating increasing responsibilities. One year of public radio and/or public media news reporting within the past five years. Familiarity with Texas Standard product and projects. Spanish language skills.

Working conditions: May work in all weather conditions. May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Use of manual dexterity. Climbing of stairs. Lifting and moving. Wear appropriate office attire; accept supervision; drive personal vehicle or UT vehicle as assigned to remote locations. Variable work hours to include being on-call nights and weekends and working some holidays. Off-site travel.

To Apply: Visit the UT Austin Job Site or directly at: https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Texas-Standard-Editor-Producer_R_00001916

General notes:  Applicants must provide at least three samples of production work. Send as links or email attachments with "Editor/Producer" as subject to the email in the applicant instructions.

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