Job Description:

The Opportunity

We’re looking for an expert in community engagement to guide how public media journalists listen to their audiences and communities in the upcoming national election. As Community Engagement Director, this trend-savvy individual will be a critical driving force for rolling out innovations in how we connect with, understand and respect diverse voices across America. Extensive travel expected.

This creative leader will build and support community engagement efforts at public media collaborations and stations as part of a national Election 2020 project. Working with a central project team, he/she will facilitate community convenings, listening sessions, surveys, and other engagement efforts throughout the country, with the intention of establishing sustained engagement with audiences and communities that will continue after the election. He/she also will establish and share best practices for public media reporting on a citizen-infused, diversity-aware agenda prioritizing the public’s interests and concerns. 

Election 2020: Listening to America is a new grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The 18-month, $1.9 million grant will support a new level of collaboration among public radio stations to cover the 2020 elections. The project is led by KCUR 89.3, the NPR affiliate in Kansas City, where the central team is located. KCUR’s Donna Vestal is the Managing Director of Election 2020.  KCUR is hiring six full-time staff to be a part of the central staff. For the right candidate, we are open to a remote workplace. This position is limited duration, 12-18 months.

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Kansas City, MO
United States
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Review of applications will begin on Wednesday September 25 , 2019.  This position will remain open until filled.  KCUR is an editorially independent service of the University of Missouri - Kansas City.  Apply online:

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