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Reports to: KGOU Program Director
KGOU Radio, Oklahoma City

KGOU Radio seeks an experienced news leader to build upon a strong tradition of local, state and regional news and public affairs coverage for both KGOU's and StateImpact Oklahoma's broadcast and digital services. Our work wins awards, including regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2015 and 2017, a national Sigma Delta Chi award in 2014 and national PRNDI award in 2017. KGOU has won the radio Sweepstakes Award in the Oklahoma-Arkansas Associated Press Broadcast awards competition in 9 of the last 11 years.

The News Director develops and implements news and public affairs programming strategies, makes editorial decisions, directs and edits news staff including professional reporters and college journalism students, reports and creates content for broadcast and digital platforms, serves as local host of NPR magazine programs from time to time and is the main point of contact with NPR's regional bureau chief. There will be emphasis on legislative and public policy issues, but stories will include spot news and human interest features. In addition, the News Director coordinates coverage and special projects with reporters and public radio stations involved in the StateImpact Oklahoma collaborative journalism initiative.

The ideal candidate will have a strong track record as a reporter, writer and supervisor, with demonstrated abilities in media production, workflow processes and editing software. More information is available at The position is open until filled, but consideration of applications is expected to begin 02/04/2019. The application is made online at – search for requisition 183610.

KGOU is licensed to the University of Oklahoma with its main office and studio located in Norman, part of the Oklahoma City metro area that is #50 in the 2018 Nielsen Radio Market Survey. In 2018, Oklahoma City was one of two cities recognized with America's Most Livable Community Award presented by Partners for Livable Communities. KGOU reaches more than one million people through a network of five transmitters and four translators.

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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