KCUR 89.3, Kansas City’s NPR affiliate, is hiring an editor to lead our coverage of race, culture, the arts, food, sports – all the things that make Kansas City a unique and vibrant place.
Since its earliest days as a trading post on the Missouri River and the site of a dangerous borderland between a slave state and a free state, through its wide-open time as a meatpacking hub and one birthplace of jazz, to its current era as a sprawling Midwestern metropolis with championship athletic teams and world-class cultural aspirations, Kansas City has always been a place of connection, conflict, creation and recreation. In other words, a place with great stories everywhere.
We seek an editor to work with staff reporters and freelance contributors as well as our community engagement editor to make sure our audiences are informed and inspired by their city every day. KCUR is a highly collaborative environment, and we’re looking for someone who can energize mid-career journalists with new ideas at the same time as they’re helping emerging reporters grow. Our new colleague must share our commitment to serving our audiences by reflecting the fullest view of the place we call home. This position reports directly to the Director of Content-Journalism.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
$53,600 - $70,000, to commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity.
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KCUR 89.3 is the NPR affiliate in Kansas City and is an editorially independent community service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Please apply online at UMKC’s website: https://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/ Select “Staff Positions,” then “View Jobs,” then “View All Jobs.” Application deadline is April 24, 2022.