KUNM Radio is a non-commercial radio station at UNM serving 1.1 million people in central and northern New Mexico. KUNM operates on seven federal FCC licensed transmitters issued to the Regents of the University of New Mexico. KUNM has a paid professional staff of 21 people, ten paid student interns and more than a hundred student and community volunteers from all walks of life, producing broadcasts from studios in Onate Hall on UNM’s main campus. The station operates 24/7/365.
Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00. KUNM’s website is KUNM.org. KUNM is in its fifth year of focused reporting on poverty and public health in New Mexico with a team of three people assigned to this coverage.
In keeping with the duties and responsibilities listed in UNM’s official job description for this position, the successful candidate will:
- initiate independent research, investigation, and story development in consultation with the News Director
- write and prepare stories for broadcast and publication online
- work as a member of the KUNM news team to establish the nature and focus of stories and participate in determination of the general direction of the project.
1. Working with KUNM’s grant-funded public health team, plans story concepts and performs independent research and investigation in the development of reporting work.
2. Analyzes researched information for quality of reporting, newsworthiness, and relevance to subject matter; interprets and synthesizes information into stories as appropriate.
3. Creates, writes, edits, and prepares broadcast and online content on a range of subject matters relevant to the general direction of the project.
4. Participates in decision-making regarding the general direction, focus, scope, and format of project work.
5. Collaborates with content partners (other radio stations, online and print journalists, data specialists) on joint projects and efforts to broadly disseminate KUNM work.
6. Keeps abreast of issues and trends within public health, poverty and related fields.
7. May host long-form live or pre-recorded broadcasts related to public health and poverty topics.
See the Position Description for additional information.