Job Description:


Oversees production and on-air anchoring of radio newscasts and public affairs programs. Directs the assignment of coverage for news stories; and covers and prepares news stories for broadcast. Provides editorial decision making and guidance to ensure compliance and accuracy, and that deadlines are met in a fast-paced environment.

Supervises staff reporters, on-call reporters, student interns, and grant-funded news staff assigned to special coverage.  Directs KUNM's digital news content.  Manages department budget, and administrative duties including annual performance evaluation, time management, and coordination with KUNM staff members across the board.

As a news organization, KUNM values diversity of perspectives and points of view.

In our effort to report the news accurately, we pay close attention to the voices we choose to tell the story - preferring to hear from real people, not just PIOs and policy makers.

You will work closely with the program director to organize the newsroom around shared goals of excellence in news coverage, service to our listeners, and leadership that cultivates skills and encourages professional growth among the news staff.

At KUNM, whether you are involved in content creation, administration or raising money your contribution is seen as vital to our success.  Decisions at the station are guided by this principle of mutual contribution.

KUNM serves more than half of New Mexico's population with transmitters across central and northern New Mexico.  


Minimum Qualifications:  

Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.


Preferred Qualifications:

A team building, multi-platform savvy journalist with proven leadership skills and a commitment to in-depth community focused news.

Fluent in Spanish desired but not required.

Experience leading a dynamic newsroom.

Experience editing reporter work for public radio news magazines.

Deep connection to the areas we serve.

Proven track record of editorial excellence.

Comfortable training paid student interns.

Solid vision for diverse community-focused news efforts.

Facility and experience with online reporting.

Experience working with a diverse workforce and diverse listening communities.

A track record of covering issues relevant to the southwest.

Ability to work collaboratively with station leadership and staff to craft a shared vision for the News department.


Generous benefits include health care plans, pension and educational benefits including tuition-waiver for dependants. 

Job Location: 
Albuquerque, NM
United States
Job Category: 
Monday, May 17, 2021
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 

Applications are online only at the University of New Mexico's employment page  or you can search for the UNM Jobs site.  Then, click Staff listings and search on KUNM or requisition 14636.

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