Job Description:

KUER, NPR Utah is looking for an ambitious reporter to cover environmental issues as well as the diverse politics and culture of Southern Utah. The successful candidate will be based in the area of St. George, Utah and be part of KUER’s statewide team of curious and compassionate journalists. St. George sits in the drying Colorado River basin near some of the country’s biggest reservoirs. That puts it at the crossroads of the mega drought and the thirst for water throughout the West. As one of the fastest growing metros in the nation, the region faces many questions about its cultural and political future. Seeking to explain these multifaceted issues, the reporter will produce compelling and thought-provoking daily stories and long-form features across radio, web and other digital platforms.

About us:

KUER serves Utahns with trustworthy news and information, expertly crafted stories and conversations and diverse voices from around our state. To provide this essential public service, we’re dedicated to building an organizational culture that prioritizes collaboration. We know an inclusive and equitable work environment is essential to our success. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff whose perspectives are heard and valued. We strongly encourage people of color, women, transgender and non-binary people, people with disabilities and those from other groups historically underrepresented in our industry to apply.


  • Researches and proposes original coverage topics; produces news as assigned by the newsroom editorial team; identifies and builds trust with sources, with an emphasis on seeking out a diversity of voices; records and logs audio interviews for broadcast production; writes, edits and voices reports for broadcast and digital platforms
  • Maintains beat specialty in climate, environment and Southern Utah issues; follows major developments in specialty; follows pertinent publications and attends related events; proactively participates in the creative cycle of story origination with reporters, producers and audio and digital editorial leadership team
  • Adheres to deadlines and, in concert with appropriate staff, makes timely and effective decisions for breaking news; works closely with other staff and under the supervision of the KUER editorial team in identifying, developing and creating content that supports KUER’s overall mission
  • Actively participates in KUER fund drives and represents KUER at community and station events
  • Executes administrative duties related to their own reporting and community engagement to support federal and grant reporting requirements, source diversity tracking and other station goals


Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, broadcasting, or a related field, or equivalency; one to three years of previous professional journalism experience; demonstrated oral and written communications skills

  • Sound news judgment and knowledge of journalistic best practices
  • A portfolio demonstrating strong interviewing, broadcast and digital writing, fact-checking and audio production skills
  • An understanding of public radio, radio broadcasting and AP Style
  • Ability to explain complex environmental, scientific and political concepts and processes to a lay audience in a conversational, accessible way
  • Excellent communicator, team player and problem solver with demonstrated human relations skills
  • The ability to proactively find and report stories on a wide-range of topics and locations
  • Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining high quality journalism
  • A passion for creative storytelling that serves distinctive communities, including a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion to align with station goals and culture
  • Ability to build trust and be mindful of diverse voices on their team and in the community
  • Willingness to learn, grow and innovate


  • Comfort with digital photography and social media
  • The ability to write and speak fluently in a second language
Job Location: 
St. George, UT
United States
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Full time
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