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The KUT 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 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!

OPEN POSITIONS

Senior Host/Producer:  At a senior level, produces and hosts music programming for the KUTX audience that is recognized as delivering the unique sound of the Austin music experience, as well as attending to the artistic, cultural, and civic life of our community.

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

Posting number:  14-07-09-01-0937

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for all positions. The retirement plan is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position 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 and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university. The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visithttp://www.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/.

RECENT EXPIRED POSTINGS

Associate Producer (Senior Producer and Correspondent):  To further the mission of KUT as a source for news and engagement by working with the host and team to produce a signature daily news program. To conceptualize and execute news elements for broadcast, online and social media.

Posting number:  14-06-08-01-0938

This position was posted on June 8, 2014 and was closed on July 7, 2014.  No additional applications may be accepted.

Social Media Producer-Host (Senior Producer and Correspondent):  To perform responsible professional multi-platform work online and on-air as Social Media Producer of KUT's daily news program "Texas Standard." To build audience and generate conversation around daily news and to produce news segments that meet KUT news standards and deadlines.

Posting number:  14-06-08-02-0938

This position was posted on June 8, 2014 and was closed on July 7, 2014.  No additional applications may be accepted.

KUT 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)
  • KUT/X Multimedia
  • KUT's Daily News Show "Texas Standard"

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 KUT that you think were particularly successful.
  • Tell us about two “LIVE” music performances you heard on KUT 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 KUT “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 new daily news show "Texas Standard; with the KUT daily newsroom; and with multimedia. See below for a description of the different opportunities.

KUT Daily Newsroom (on air and online) and KUT's daily news show "Texas Standard:"

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. All KUT news interns must be currently enrolled at a college or university. 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; attend press conferences and other events to gather tape; assist reporters in research for stories; write news copy for on air scripts and web posts; update the website as necessary; and the famous “other duties as assigned!” Interns work under the guidance of KUT editors and reporters.  Interns with "Texas Standard" will have additional duties related to production of a daily news show.

SCHEDULE AND DEADLINES:

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

  • Spring: January-May                       Application deadline: November 1
  • Summer: May-August                     Application Deadline: April 1
  • Fall: August-December                   Application Deadline: July 25

Interested in an internship with "Texas Standard"? Please email the following application materials to News Director/Executive Producer Emily Donahue (edonahue@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 "Morning Edition" host Jennifer Stayton (jstayton@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? What makes you stand out from other candidates?

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

For the KUT Newsroom: We offer the following shifts: early-morning (6:00 a.m.) “Morning Edition” and reporting shift; daytime (9-5) reporting shift; daytime energy and environment beat reporting shift; daytime education beat reporting shift.  (Please indicate in your cover letter if you have a specific area of interest). Interns are expected to do two full shifts a week for a total of 16-18 hours weekly.

Interns are also encouraged to complete a feature-length project during the course of the semester, in addition to their daily or weekly assignments. This work is done under the guidance of a news staff member.

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: November 1
  • Summer: May-August                     Application Deadline: April 1
  • Fall: August-December                   Application Deadline: July 25

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

KUT SONIC IDS 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: Audio recording and possibly some audio editing, some paperwork, and other work as needed.

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 KUT? What aspects of radio are of interest to you? What makes you stand out from other candidates?

• Suggest two ideas for sound portraits

• What do you like to read-what books, magazine, and newspapers? What do you avoid? Why? What do you like to watch, listen to, and do? What’s interesting you?

• Do you have any experience working with computers, sound recording, or digital audio editing? There are no prerequisites for KUT internships, but we find it helpful to know something of your technical background.

Send your resume, references and letter of interest to Michael Lee

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.

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