Knoxville Tennessee’s NPR station, WUOT-FM, is looking for a morning person to join its national award-winning news department as local host of Morning Edition. This host/producer serves as an amiable companion for listeners in East Tennessee’s largest metro area and provides consistently high-quality reporting to a community that values and cherishes public broadcasting.
In addition to hosting WUOT’s most listened-to program, the host/producer mines the region’s treasure-trove of news sources ranging from the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to the National Park Service and the University of Tennessee, the state’s land-grant institution. In addition, the position serves as one of the hosts of Dialogue, WUOT’s monthly award-winning public affairs call-in program. WUOT provides opportunities to work with other Tennessee public radio stations and file for NPR News.
Knoxville boasts a thriving downtown arts and culinary scene, including the nationally-known Big Ears, Dogwood Arts and Nief-Norf festivals. East Tennessee enjoys all four seasons and provides outdoor enthusiasts with a variety of adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Appalachian Trail, etc. Proximity to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Tennessee Valley Authority, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex provides ample opportunity to report on federal matters that have local effects. The city is also home to SEC sports and enjoys a low cost of living, with no state income tax.
A Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Journalism, Communication or related field, plus three years’ experience in news production or hosting.
Preferred qualifications include experience in public radio and familiarity with NPR’s ethical, narrative and production standards.
To be considered for this position, apply online at the University of Tennessee’s website with a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references. Salary is $46,000 and the position is full-time, non-exempt, DOE&O, with generous university benefits, including tuition waivers and discounts for dependents. Interested candidates should contact Brandon Hollingsworth, WUOT News Director. He can be reached via email or by phone, (865) 974-0913.