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Technical Journalist

Requisition IDreq3604
Working TitleTechnical Journalist
Position Grade11
Position Summary

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 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.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

●  Preference for experience with investigative and enterprise journalism

●  Preference for in-depth knowledge and experience reporting on Hispanic/Latino and/or Native American cultures, communities and constituencies

●  Preference for high degree of fluency in conversational Spanish

● Valid drivers license

Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentKUNM (402A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff Type
Term End DateJune 30, 2019
Pay$2,596.53 - $3,894.80 Monthly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check Required
For Best Consideration Date2/19/2018
Application InstructionsTo be considered, applicants MUST submit a resume, a cover letter and links or files for 3 writing, video and/or audio samples. If needed send samples to Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.