Reno Public Radio (KUNR-FM) is looking for a hard-working, talented News Director to join our news team in this full-time position. The News Director is responsible for newsroom operations, news-related personnel and resources, and all news content, which requires proficiency in current digital technology for editing sound and producing web and social media content. While ensuring quality journalism and high ethical standards, the News Director must demonstrate skill, innovation and leadership in planning, coordinating and executing daily and weekly tasks; writing, editing, producing and broadcasting professional spot news reports and features; and producing public affairs programming.
In addition, applicants must meet these minimum requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
• At least two years of radio news experience or 1 year experience with a masters degree
Benefits: As a member of the University administrative faculty, the successful applicant will receive an attractive benefits package that includes:
• State of Nevada (PEBP) health care benefits
• Retirement plan with 13.25% match from the university
• Generous holiday, vacation and sick leave
• Tuition benefits for self and family
Additionally, Nevada has no income tax and no FICA.
Reno Public Radio serves a weekly audience of 45,000 listeners in northern Nevada and northeastern California. Broadcasting from the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, the station airs primarily news programming from NPR, the BBC, and American Public Media, with an increasing focus on leading the market with top-quality local news.
About Reno and the University: The University of Nevada, Reno, the land-grant University and major research institution in the state, has a student body of nearly 20,000. The University is situated in Reno, a metropolitan area of nearly 400,000 on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The city is conveniently located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe, a world-class skiing area with limitless summer and winter recreational opportunities. Sacramento and San Francisco are, respectively, two- and four-hour drives away.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2015.
How to Apply: Online applications only. We require a resume, cover letter, work samples, and references. Submit your application and materials online through the university’s automated search system: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/17380
EEO/AA. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.