WKU Seeks Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Jul 17, 2018

WKU Public Radio seeks applications for a Morning Edition host/reporter to join our award-winning news team. This host/reporter will produce and anchor weekday morning newscasts, produce news features and interviews, and serve as local host for Morning Edition.

The local host for Morning Edition will research, write and deliver on-air morning newscasts, incorporating pre-produced stories from our local news team along with developments from overnight. He or she will also be responsible for promoting upcoming stories/features from NPR. The host/reporter will produce features, interviews and spot news stories focusing on issues of importance within the WKU Public Radio coverage area. The successful candidate will also be tasked with contributing to the station's website and social media efforts and working with other members of the WKU Public Broadcasting team to produce cross-platform features that could be used on television/digital media such as podcasts.

Applications must be submitted online. To see a full job description and application instructions, visit https://www.wku.edu/hr/careers/.

Western Kentucky University is an equal opportunity employer.


Required qualifications include a Bachelor's degree; two years of news reporting/anchoring experience; a demonstrated knowledge of industry best practices in reporting, production, and journalism ethics; strong writing skills; demonstrated on-air skills, including live broadcasts, and an ability to communicate on the air in an engaging, conversational manner.

Application Instructions:

The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system by (DATE), although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vita
  • MP3 air-check or link (e-mailed to emil.moffatt@wku.edu)
  • Writing samples (e-mailed to emil.moffatt@wku.edu)

Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.  The expected hire date is on or around September 1st, 2018.

About Western Kentucky University:

Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. In addition, WKU serves the communities of Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro through its regional campuses. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.

Additional Information:

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.