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Employment

WKMS is licensed to Murray State University and follows the University’s personnel procedures available at www.murraystate.edu. When full-time positions become available at the University they are published at that website. WKMS also publishes its professional job openings here.

Positions Available:

Part-Time Features Reporter

You’ll help create 4-minute audio features that highlight the voices, issues and stories of our region. One priority focus area would be resource access: to education, healthcare, food, transportation, etc: highlighting the cost of living in our area. But later projects can be uncovered/led by you!

Your work will be aired across our 35+ county coverage area and could be shared statewide or - if it's relevant enough on a large scale - nationwide through NPR. It's a good chance to sharpen your skills, build your portfolio, and work with some pretty cool people at a non-profit journalism outlet.

We need someone:
· Motivated, innovative and able to forge their own path
· With good writing and interviewing skills.
· Able to source stories and help find possible solutions
· Journalism experience required
· Experience with audio and editing software a big plus

Job Details:
· 20 hours per week
· $15/hour
· Flexible hours/location (within our coverage area)

If you’re interested, please email Station Manager, Asia Burnett at aburnett2@murraystate.edu with your resume by August 2, 2024.

Student News Reporter

WKMS News continually has an opening for a student reporter position (up to 20 hours a week). We seek individuals with a passion for journalism and strong work ethic.

An understanding of public broadcasting ethics and standards is essential for a successful candidate. The position is an intense and highly rewarding experiential learning opportunity in a professional, award-winning environment. Many of our reporters have gone on to successful careers in larger markets.

We are specifically interested in broadening the breadth and depth of high impact, meaningful news coverage in our 35+ county region and strongly encourage applicants to include topics, issues and/or stories they want to tell should they become a WKMS News reporter. We also require a GPA of 3.0 or above, strong writing skills, focus and attention to detail, the ability to report with clarity and non-bias.

Previous journalism experience is not required but a plus.

Interested applicants must fill out the online form and include a cover letter, resume, references, at least 2 writing samples and 3-5 unique story ideas. 

To apply, log in at murraystatejobs.com and SEARCH for WKMS. Then select the News Intern option.

For inquiry, contact WKMS at 270-809-4666.

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As a unit of its licensee, Murray State University, (Equal education and employment opportunities M/F/D, AA employer), WKMS follows its policies regarding employment searches, as mandated by federal law.

- Jobs at Murray State University

- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

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