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WORK @ KUT/KUTX

The KUT /KUTX staff is a group of dedicated and talented people who are committed to doing their best. They are also just a bunch of cool people who make working at KUT/KUTX rewarding and fun. Read the job listings below to see if we have any openings that fit your skills and interests. We’d love to work with you!

CURRENT OPENINGS

Morning Edition Newscast Producer and Anchor (Senior Reporter):  To serve as a newscast producer and anchor for Morning Edition on KUT, as well as producing breaking news content for KUT's social and digital media channels. Responsible for researching, writing, reporting, editing and producing local newscasts during Morning Edition and hosting one hour of the program.

To review the official job posting and to apply, click here.

Posting number:  16-12-05-01-8408
Monthly salary:  $4167 negotiable depending on qualifications. 
Hours per week:  40.00 Standard from 330AM to 1230PM

Web Producer (Producer):  Oversee content produced for texasstandard.org distributed across online platforms. Work with Social Media Editor to plan and execute social media campaigns to promote Texas Standard stories/projects. Coordinate online special project coverage; initiates story ideas, concepts and technical aspects of texasstandard.org.

To review the official job posting and to apply, click here.

Posting number:  16-12-05-01-8415
Monthly salary:  $3166 negotiable depending on qualifications.
Hours per week:  40.00 Standard from 700AM to 400PM

Development Associate:  Contributes to KUT's mission by providing outstanding management of member services and events. Maintains professional standards; deepens public support through positive interaction with members and venders, and accountability to our stakeholders.

To review the official job posting and to apply, click here.

Posting number:  16-12-07-01-9027
Monthly salary:  $2430 negotiable depending on qualifications
Hours per week:  40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM

 

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for these positions. The retirement plan is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the positions being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules). If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal. UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus

 

INTERNSHIPS

KUT is accepting applications for radio and music internships. The station is interested in aspiring radio journalists and students who are familiar with public radio and would like to give it a try. All internships are unpaid but provide an excellent opportunity for credit and great work experience for your resume.

To apply, review the details below.

Internships are available with:

  • KUTX Music
  • KUT News (on air and online)
  • Texas Standard
  • KUT/X Multimedia

 

KUTX MUSIC INTERNSHIP

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: We seek applicants who are self-motivated, eager to learn and who love radio as a distinctive medium for introducing audiences to new and unusual arts, ideas, voices and sounds.

JOB DUTIES: To perform technical and clerical duties related to radio operations and productions. Set up green room for studio guests. Assist producer with post-productions and duplications. Other duties as assigned.

INTERNSHIP CYCLE: September-December, January-May, June-August.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August (September), December (January), May (June).

HOW TO APPLY: To apply for an internship, please send us a resume, two references (with name and phone numbers) and a letter of application which answers the following questions:

  • Why do you want to intern at KUTX Radio?
  • In what areas of radio are you generally more interested?
  • What makes you stand out from other applicants?
  • Tell us about two “LIVE” music performances you heard on KUTX that you think were particularly successful.
  • Tell us about two “LIVE” music performances you heard on KUTX Radio that you did not think were successful.
  • What experience do you have working with computers, sound recording, and digital audio editing? (There are no prerequisites for KUTX “Live” music production internships, but we find it helpful to know something of your technical background.)

Send your resume, references and letter of application to Peter Babb, KUTX Events Coordinator.

Applications are due two months before each internship cycle when we begin to interview finalists. Interns are selected no later than one month before the start of the upcoming internship cycle.

 

KUT NEWS INTERNSHIPS FOR JOURNALISM STUDENTS

KUT News is accepting applications for internships. The station is interested in aspiring journalists and students who are familiar with public radio and would like to give it a try. We have internships available in several areas: with the daily news show "Texas Standard; with the KUT newsroom; and with multimedia. See below for a description of the different opportunities.

 

Texas Standard -- KUT's daily news show:

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR: We seek 3rd year, 4th year, or grad students in journalism who are self-motivated, eager to learn, web-savvy, have a passion for news, and who love radio as a distinctive medium for introducing audiences to new and unusual ideas, voices and sounds. Previous training in news writing and audio production are a plus. An internship can be done for course credit, if needed.

WHAT YOU GET TO DO:  Job duties for the internship are varied. We provide training on the basics of using recording equipment, digital editing, and posting stories online. Interns are often assigned to conduct phone interviews for news stories; assist reporters in research for stories; write news copy for on air scripts and web posts; update the website as necessary; and additional duties related to the production of a daily news show.

KUT's Newsroom:

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR: We seek 3rd year, 4th year, or grad students in journalism who are self-motivated, eager to learn, web-savvy, and have a passion for news. Previous training in news writing, digital/web work, and/or audio production is a plus. KUT newsroom interns must be enrolled in a college or university in Central Texas. An internship can be done for course credit, if needed.

WHAT YOU GET TO DO: For the Fall 2016 semester, KUT is looking for interns to help boost our web presence and content. Our interns will focus on research, interviews, writing, and reporting to produce ongoing resources (such as topic pages) for our online audience. Interns will also be asked to conduct interviews and gather tape via phone or in-person events for daily turnaround news stories as needed.

WHEN YOU GET TO DO IT: KUT news interns are asked to put in 12 hours a week in the newsroom. We have daily 4- or 8-hours shifts available Monday-Friday. If selected, we will work out shifts and times that best fit your schedule. Interns keep the same weekly schedule for the entire semester.

SCHEDULE AND DEADLINES:

KUT has unpaid positions for interns in the KUT newsroom and with "Texas Standard" each semester:

  • Spring: January-May                       Application deadline: December 12, 2016
  • Summer: May-August                     Application Deadline: April 3, 2017
  • Fall: August-December                   Application Deadline: July 17, 2017

Interested in an internship with Texas Standard? Please email the following application materials to Laura Rice (lrice@kut.org):

  • resume
  • 2 clips/writing samples
  • 2 references
  • a cover letter that answers the following questions:

• Why do you want to intern with Texas Standard? What aspects of radio or the web are more generally of interest to you? What makes you stand out from other candidates?

• Suggest two show segment ideas (no more than 2 sentences)

Interested in an internship in the KUT newsroom? Please email the following application materials to Senior Editor Ben Philpott (bphilpott@kut.org):

  • resume
  • 2 clips/writing samples
  • 2 references
  • a cover letter that answers the following questions:

• Why do you want to intern with KUT News? What aspects of radio or the web are more generally of interest to you?

• Suggest two locally relevant story ideas (no more than 2 sentences)

 

KUT/X Multimedia:

Description of internship: The KUT/KUTX Multimedia internship gives prospective candidates the opportunity to work within a true multimedia environment. Working with the KUT/KUTX staff, interns are given assignments that range from photo coverage of news events to music videos shot all over Austin. Interns are encouraged to think "outside of the box" and find innovative ways to use current and future technologies, equipment, and media to tell journalistically sound stories. The KUT/KUTX internship is a safe environment for students to experiment and push themselves to grow as multimedia journalists. Our staff is directly engaged with the interns and give regular feedback and critiques. Interns are expected to be self motivated and pro-active participants in the internship.

Requirements: Prospective interns must have a thorough understanding of what we do at KUT/KUTX and how they can benefit from the internship.  Interns must also have some level of demonstrated experience with video and photo gear and software. DSLR cameras and lenses are not provided.

Schedule: Unpaid internships are available on the following cycle:

  • Spring: January-May                       Application deadline: December 4, 2015
  • Summer: May-August                     Application Deadline:
  • Fall: August-December                   Application Deadline:

Application materials (a cover letter, links to samples, and 2 references) can be sent to multimedia@kut.org

For Additional Information about jobs at the University of Texas, please visit UT’s Human Resources Page.