KCUR 89.3 seeks an editor to lead our coverage of health, Missouri politics, investigations and other news, ideally with an eye on legal and business affairs as well.
We seek a colleague who can find stories where no one else sees them, who can inspire reporters at all stages of their careers, who is passionate about working collaboratively with talented reporters producing top-notch journalism and committed to our mission of fostering a diverse, inclusive and welcoming culture.
This editor will oversee reporters on our health, politics and investigative beats, as well as other reporters depending on the editor’s areas of strength and interest. The editor should be comfortable working quickly on the news of the day with veteran reporters as well as those at the earliest stages of their careers, including interns, across all of our platforms — radio, digital, social media and podcasts.
KCUR editors work closely with each other as well as the producers of Up to Date, our weekday public affairs program, and the producers of our Kansas City Today daily news podcast. They also collaborate daily with the investigative team at NPR’s four-state Midwest Newsroom; the editor overseeing rural and agricultural issues in six states with Harvest Public Media; and the editor in the statewide Kansas News Service. This editor reports to the director of content-journalism.
Our new colleague should possess a keen understanding of what makes public media journalism special, but also have ambitions to help drive public media forward.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least four years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Up to $65,000, based on experience, education and internal equity.
How to Apply
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 August 22, 2022.