Job Description:

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives. 

Wyoming Public Media (WPM) is licensed to the University of Wyoming.

JOB PURPOSE:  

Manage the day-to-day news operation of Wyoming Public Media and supervise supporting staff.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Lead a dedicated team of staff reporters, producers, and freelancers to ensure news production is statewide, relevant, and consistent with WPM and NPR production quality standards.

Bring a strong knowledge of Wyoming’s key issues and constituencies and guide content selection decisions, assignments, and editing.  Provide fact-checking for content.

Assign topic areas, stories, features, and ensure that content is created for and distributed via radio and digital platforms.  Gather and report news content as needed to ensure delivery. Create and maintain reliability.

Create, maintain, and execute coverage plans for developing and breaking news. Conduct daily reviews and weekly news meetings. Generate and share a comprehensive Daybook that serves as a news tool for reporters and an information tool for management.

Implement consistent story editing processes, quality and quantity standards, and a scheduling and rotation protocol that builds reliability and ensures a strong on-air and digital presence for WPM.

Manage and coach reporters and freelancers regularly to ensure an NPR quality delivery. Collaborate with Program Director in maintaining a consistent training operation. Host programs and fund drive activities as assigned.

Work with national and regional editors to place WPM content on NPR and other distributors.  Collaborate with WPM production and digital areas to identify broad dissemination potential for WPM content.

Collaborate with state and national journalists and entities as assigned.

Participate in project management of WPM grants for journalistic initiatives with WPM senior management. Provide quantified progress reports in weekly management meetings. Compile news data for FCC reports.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS: 

Engage in outreach duties as assigned.

 

COMPETENCIES: 

Formal Presentation Skills

Work Standards        

Collaboration

Innovation

 

REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY:

Ideally, this position requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.  However, a flexible or remote work agreement may be possible for a highly qualified candidate.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field

Experience: Two years’ experience in a senior broadcast news managing position in radio and multi-media platforms

Required licensure, certification, registration, or other requirements:

Valid driver's license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

Strong knowledge of Wyoming, its issues, cultures, and people.

Experience in podcast production from storytelling, scripting, pacing, editing to marketing to audiences.

Knowledge of new media applications, ability to learn quickly, solve, and apply solutions.

Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of public media journalism.

Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven media environment.

At least three years proven skill in newsroom operations, including news writing, assigning, editing, fact-checking, hosting, announcing.

Excellent news judgment and ability to make and effectively articulate thoughts and decisions verbally and in writing.

Ability to train and coach reporters to achieve NPR quality standards and delivery over multiple platforms.

Ability to manage multiple complex projects and prioritize tasks.

Proven ability to engage with diverse teams of reporters and producers working in radio, digital platforms, and social media.

Experience in working with station management and in implementing directions.

Successful experience working with NPR and regional editors.

Learn more about this position. (pdf)

 

HIRING STATEMENT: 

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.  

 

Organization: 
Job Location: 
Laramie, WY
United States
Job Category: 
Management
Deadline: 
Job Type: 
Full time
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REQUIRED MATERIALS: 

Complete the online application, upload the following, and email requested work samples to Diana Denison at ddenison@uwyo.edu for a complete application:

Cover letter

Resume or C.V.

Contact information for four work related references.

Work Samples to include:

3 audio files of announcing and hosting (in MP-3 format)

2 samples of news stories you wrote

2 samples of news stories you edited

Incomplete applications may not be considered. This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 10/6/2021 will receive full consideration.

 

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu.

Wyoming Public Media (WPM) is licensed to the University of Wyoming.

 

ABOUT LARAMIE:

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/ .

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