Missouri and Kansas are both at a critical juncture for health care and civil rights, with individuals, communities and policymakers involved in nationally significant issues including abortion, gender-affirming care, Medicaid and the worsening opioid crisis, and KCUR is looking for a full-time reporter to take on this important beat.
KCUR's health reporter will pay particular attention to policy, health disparities, and equity, and will consider the social, environmental and economic factors that shape people's lives in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
This reporter will brainstorm, research, write, report and produce spot news, digital stories and long-form audio features. They will also create social content to accompany their stories, participate in community engagement efforts, and appear on talk shows, podcasts and community panels, as needed.
We’re looking for someone who can work on different projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment, who can take direction and work collaboratively, and who can produce to the highest journalistic standards. Our new reporter doesn’t need radio or health reporting experience – we have experts who are happy to teach those skills – but they must have strong reporting and writing talent and must share our commitment to serving all of our audiences, tracking the diversity of sources and contributing to our positive and welcoming work environment.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
$47,476 - $53,000, commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity.
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 Position," then "View Jobs," then "View All Jobs." This posting will remain open until filled; review of applications to begin June 13, 2022.