Job Description:

General Notes

KUT and KUTX are committed to achieving diversity in our workforce and content. We welcome and encourage applicants who can help achieve this objective.

 

Purpose

The Visuals Editor works collaboratively across teams at KUT and KUTX to develop visual stories consistent with the stations and public media's mission and style. A connector of people and ideas, this individual upholds and furthers KUT/KUTX’s mission to provide a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, as well as cover diverse communities in Central Texas and beyond. A mentor and an evangelizer, this passionate individual will lead training efforts in visual storytelling across the station and will coach the multimedia team to produce compelling stories. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Develops new and innovative ways to tell visual stories consistent with KUT/KUTX's mission and style. Turns 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.

  • Plans coverage and assigns work within the Multimedia team. Conveys visual storytelling needs not only with the visuals team but also non-visual production colleagues to help solve problems.

  • Collaborates with digital teams on the best way to present visual stories on KUT and KUTX digital platforms and social media. Follows trends and developments in social media in collaboration with social media editors. Active participant in the news decision process at KUT News and Texas Standard. 

  • Plans visual coverage of Studio 1A live sessions, pop-up music sessions, music festivals, and other public-facing events for KUTX and NPR Music.

  • Ensures that all content produced by the multimedia team meets KUT/KUTX standards of accuracy, fairness, and balance, as well as our stations' style. Actively incorporates diverse perspectives and voices into the editorial process. Identifies blind spots in our coverage and suggests ways to mitigate them. 

  • Develops ongoing training program for staff and interns in photography basics, shooting video, online visual storytelling, and multimedia best practices. Coaches staff in innovative ways to tell visual stories.

  • Works with programming, membership and development, and other departments to provide assets to showcase the station's work.

  • Other related functions as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

Seven years of experience as a photojournalist/videographer/multimedia producer. Five 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 live events, including multi-camera production work. Experience live streaming. Knowledge of high-quality audio capture and mastery of audio-editing software. Knowledge and experience shooting multiple cameras and formats. Mastery of Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, and/or equivalent software. Knowledge of basic web design concepts. Knowledge and experience with social media and audience engagement efforts. Experience with multimedia training or education. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Seven years of experience as photojournalist/multimedia producer (including news, music and cultural coverage) for a news organization. Five years of experience in photographic coverage of music festivals and production of multi-camera music videos. Five years of experience producing video and multimedia content for a public media organization. Experience with editorial decision-making within a news organization.  Ability to speak Spanish. 

 

Salary Range

$69,800- $85,000 compensation according to experience and qualifications

 

Working Conditions

Standard office conditions

 

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 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.

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Employment Eligibility:

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.

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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.

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Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

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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.

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Pay Transparency:

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.

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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.

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E-Verify:

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:

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Compliance:

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 most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

Organization: 
Job Location: 
Austin, TX
United States
Job Category: 
Editing
Job Type: 
Full time
Hours Per Week: 
40.00
Minimum Salary: 
$69,800.00
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