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Part-time newsletter and social media producer

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KCUR 89.3 is looking for a journalist to lead our popular daily morning newsletter, The Early Bird, and to help manage our social media accounts on a part-time basis.

This part-time position is up to 30 hours a week and will report to KCUR's Audience Editor. (May require some weekend work.)

This is an entry level position, a perfect opportunity for emerging journalists who are looking to get started in the digital field and are passionate about public radio.

KCUR is home to several news collaborations dedicated to covering the Kansas City area and the Midwest at large, as well as an audience development team tasked with expanding and strengthening our relationships with these communities — on air, online and in person.

As a social media producer, you will be key to KCUR’s continued growth. You must be a team player with sharp news judgment, an adherence to journalistic ethics, a curiosity and excitement about online communities, and a knack for collaboration in a friendly and often fast-paced environment.

Working with editors and other members of the audience development team, you will maintain KCUR’s day-to-day presence on our existing social media platforms — primarily Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — and help us expand into emerging spaces. You will also curate KCUR stories for our daily newsletter, The Early Bird.

While this is not a reporting role, the social media producer will be a critical part of any breaking news situation, making sure KCUR’s audiences are up to date with the latest and most accurate information on the appropriate platforms. The social media producer also helps serve as KCUR’s eyes and ears online, flagging breaking news or other potential stories for the newsroom, and helping deliver audience feedback to the appropriate place.

Characteristic duties

  • Curate and manage The Early Bird, KCUR’s daily morning newsletter
  • Manage KCUR’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This involves working with the audience development team, and occasionally editors from the newsroom, to maintain a consistent social voice and presence, and to find creative ways to promote KCUR series and investigations.
  • Work with KCUR Studios on social media promotion for KCUR podcasts, including Kansas City Today, Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann and A People’s History of Kansas City
  • Create visual graphics from templates for Instagram.

Minimum qualifications

  • Experience managing social media accounts for a media organization (local and college level accepted)
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Familiarity with social media management tools and content management systems

Preferred qualifications

  • Breaking news experience
  • Knowledge of the Kansas City region
  • Familiarity with public radio
  • Experience with Emma, MailChimp or other newsletter platforms
  • Bonus: Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Photoshop or Audition

Full time / part time

This is a part time position.

Salary

$18 per hour

Application deadline

Review of applications will begin on Nov. 29.

Application instructions

To apply, please send an email with the subject line SOCIAL PRODUCER to jobs@kcur.org.

Applications must include a resume, a cover letter explaining your relevant experience and why you want this position, and 2-3 links demonstrating your best work.

Statement on diversity at KCUR

KCUR is committed to ensuring that our workforce, community advisory board, and audience reflect the diversity found in the communities we serve. Central to KCUR’s mission, vision, and values is maintaining a workplace environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity in all forms. We encouraged candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. For more information on our policies and governance, click or tap here.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.

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