Multimedia producers create visually compelling content across platforms in collaboration with KUT News, KUTX music, and Texas Standard. They work closely with colleagues across the station, of all different backgrounds and skills. Producers must have demonstrated ability to work well within a team and uphold and further KUT’s mission to provide a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, as well as cover a diverse community.
KUT and KUTX are committed to achieving diversity in our workforce and content. We welcome and encourage applicants who can help achieve this objective.
Produce visual content consistent with KUT/KUTX mission and style. Turn complex issues into compelling visual stories that clearly communicate key themes and concepts through photos, videos (short and long-form), galleries, and other visual content to go along with other stories or be a standalone on KUT News, Texas Standard, and KUTX music.
Collaborate with KUT News, Texas Standard, and KUTX music digital teams to present visual packages on digital platforms and social media. Cover breaking news and events, sometimes after hours and during weekends.
Cover Studio 1A live sessions and pop-up music sessions for KUTX and NPR Music.
Participate in planning meetings for news events, projects, and special events.
Offer training and critiques in basic photojournalism, shooting of video, online visual storytelling, and best multimedia practices for interns and staff.
Other related functions as assigned
Bachelors degree. Two years of experience as a photojournalist/videographer/multimedia producer. Two years of experience within a news organization. Experience covering daily and spot news, in-depth features, music, and culture stories. Ability to produce content on tight deadlines. Ability to research story ideas, schedule and conduct interviews, and shoot compelling photos and videos. Experience covering music festivals and production of multi-camera music videos. Experience live streaming. Knowledge of high-quality audio capture and mastery of audio-editing software. Working knowledge of DSLR cameras, and experience shooting multiple cameras and formats. Knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop and/or equivalent software. Knowledge of basic web design concepts. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Three years of experience as photojournalist/multimedia producer (including news, music and cultural coverage) for a news organization. Two years of experience in photographic coverage of music festivals and production of multi-camera music videos. Experience with multimedia training or education. Two years of experience producing video and multimedia content for a public media organization. Experience producing animations and other graphic elements. Experience with editorial decision-making within a news organization. Ability to speak Spanish.
Standard office environment.
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest
Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.
Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.
Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.
Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Employment Eligibility Verification:
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.
The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
- E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
- E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
- Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
- Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.
The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2020 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.