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KBIA has two open full-time positions for an Audio Managing Editor and an Account Executive:

Audio Managing Editor and Assistant Professional Practice Professor (NTT)

The Missouri School of Journalism (University of Missouri-Columbia) seeks applications for an audio producer specializing in journalism and newsroom management, and an assistant professional practice professor. This Producer will serve as the Audio Managing Editor at KBIA, an Edward R. Murrow national award–winning radio station and a working laboratory for students of The Missouri School of Journalism.

Responsibilities include

  • Assisting KBIA newsroom leaders in planning, supervising and producing news programming for radio broadcast, including daily news and in-depth reports, as well as public affairs programming.
  • This producer will also engage in classroom teaching, faculty committee assignments and service to the profession of audio journalism.
  • In addition, the faculty Audio Managing Editor will work on and facilitate cross-platform content with the school’s media holdings, which include a daily newspaper (the Columbia Missourian), a city magazine (Vox), a commercial NBC-affiliated television station (KOMU-TV), an NPR member station (KBIA-FM) and a digital statewide business publication (Missouri Business Alert).

Specific Duties include :

  • Managing the hands-on tasks related to the daily news component of the KBIA news operation, including oversight of students editors and reporters.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with community leaders in the development, coordination, and implementation of news and public affairs programming.
  • Plan, assign and oversee cross-newsroom reporting assignments and projects as appropriate, incorporating the school’s new journalism courses that now offer cross-newsroom experiences.
  • Assist as a member of the KBIA news team with breaking news and community coverage as needed.
  • Coach student journalists on storytelling, writing, editing, the investigative process, news judgement, ethics, and principles of journalism. Train and oversee students anchoring the morning and afternoon newscasts.
  • Teach a journalism class each semester.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position may require working nights and occasional weekends. Schedules will depend on coverage and production needs, which will be determined in consultation with the KBIA-FM Director.
The renewable, 12 month position carries an academic rank of Assistant Professional Practice Professor (non-tenure track). Under University policy, the teaching load for professional practice faculty is four traditional courses a semester or the equivalent mix of traditional (classroom) and clinical (newsroom) teaching. The workload will be comprised of 20 percent classroom teaching, 60 percent newsroom teaching, and 20 percent service (work on behalf of the School, the University, and the industry).

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is necessary. Two to three years of experience in public radio news broadcasting, interviewing and production is necessary.

The committee will also look for candidates who have:

  • The ethical judgment and skill to teach young journalists how to make tough calls on their feet.
  • A proven track record of producing quality news coverage.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative problem-solving skills.
  • A deep, applied understanding of how to use visual and audio journalism, digital video, and social media to enhance journalistic storytelling.
  • The ability to juggle a vibrant daily newsroom’s many needs with ambitious, long-term projects.
  • A track record as a collegial collaborator in a newsroom without silos.

Apply online by uploading (a) a letter of application summarizing your qualification and describing your interest in teaching and your teaching philosophy, b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a link to audio examples, including in-depth reporting and/or producing, (d) the names and contact information for three references, and (e) a one page diversity statement that specifically addresses how you would engage with a diverse student population with regards to teaching, research, mentoring, and advising. E-mail questions to KBIA News Director Ryan Famuliner at famulinerr@missouri.edu

Please apply online at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff

Then go to Job ID #44356

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

This position is dual posted with a staff Audio Managing Editor, job ID 44355.  This position will be filled as either a staff or a faculty position, depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.  External candidates can access the staff job posting on the staff job list.  


Account Executive

KBIA and KMUC are building a team of top sales talent. Candidates for the position must have sales experience with demonstrated success. Candidates with a passion for public media and/or the performing arts with strong cold-calling skills are preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • To represent KBIA-FM and KMUC-FM in the negotiation and evaluation of underwriting contracts with representatives of local, regional and national firms.
  • Candidate will develop sales relationships with existing and prospective clients including helping them meet content and production requirements; achieve monthly, quarterly and annual revenue goals; create multi-platform sponsorship opportunities; be proactive in keeping accounts current; provide reporting; and attend meetings as necessary.
  • Work with the team to develop a plan which includes a list of potential underwriting clients; a strategy and timetable for contacting and serving them.
  • Coordinate with the team to keep informed on programming, production, events and other opportunities for underwriting and sponsorships.

Other duties as assigned.
Salary Range: $25,368 - $30,000 ($2,114 - $2,500 per month) plus commission.
Grade: MKT

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Shift: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Occasional nights and weekends as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

An Associate's degree or an equivalent combination of experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An associate's degree in marketing, communications, broadcasting or related area is preferred, along with two years demonstrated success in the area of sales or nonprofit fundraising.
  • Ability to coordinate sales efforts with team; strong financial, math and English skills; general knowledge of business operations; knowledge of broadcasting operations and procedures;
  • Ability to understand and apply market research; basic computer skills to include experience in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc.

Application Materials

Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, and the names and contact information for three references with the online application.

Please apply online at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff

Then go to Job ID #45167


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