KBIA Positions

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Current Open Positions:

Health & Wealth desk part-time producer:

Broadcast/IT Engineer

Producer - Global Journalist and Intersection 


Health & Wealth desk part-time producer:

The H&W part-time producer works closely with KBIA Healthcare lead producer Katie Hiler to produce on-air and digital coverage on healthcare topics in our region. This position provides an opportunity to help produce a weekly “Health & Wealth” segment that airs each week on KBIA, involving every aspect of production, including gathering reporting and audio, voicing and “hosting,” and editing the segment. The position also includes opportunities to expand and build digital reporting skills through web build-outs and data-viz projects on the topic of healthcare, online. The producer can help KBIA’s producers plan community engagement events that get listeners and experts together to discuss healthcare topics.

The part-time producer should have some solid reporting experience in a campus or other newsroom, and demonstrate a high motivation for covering healthcare topics. A commitment to, and some experience in, public-radio or public-media reporting is also helpful. The successful candidate will be smart, organized, motivated and ready to hit the ground running with a team of professional public-media producers at KBIA’s newsroom.

This is a part-time position – the parameters are 20 hours per week, at $10 per hour. Hours can be somewhat flexible. The position is based at KBIA News. Candidates should also be aware that this is a grant-funded position with a limited timeframe past this year.

This role is ideal for a motivated graduate student or an independent public-radio producer looking to gain more experience in a paid internship setting.

If you are interested in applying for this position, contact

 

Janet Saidi

News Director, KBIA Radio

Associate Professor, The Missouri School of Journalism

573-882-3431

saidij@missouri.edu


Broadcast/IT Engineer

KBIA is seeking a full-time Broadcast/IT Engineer. The candidate will be responsible for managing and maintaining broadcast systems, administrating computers, computer network systems, and end user computers. This position will be the Chief Operator for the radio station.

DESCRIPTION:         
Provides all broadcast engineering services for KBIA transmitters, online program streams, studios, planning, maintenance and emergency services. Takes responsibility for the identification and completion of work, understanding the scope, nature and importance of work assigned, demonstrates a willingness to think through problems and work barriers to achieve goals and follow-up work in order to achieve priority objectives.
Includes the responsibility for the operation and planning of studio, online streaming, satellite, transmitter and microwave systems. Responsibility for maintenance/operations and project installations with the objective of maintaining an efficient and quality on air-product.  Evaluates equipment specifications, and makes recommendations for the acquisition of new operational and maintenance equipment.
Provisions for on-site training are available for desirable candidates who do not meet all areas of qualifications.

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
            Oversee the technical operation of KBIA’s RF transmission equipment in order to insure compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations and good engineering practices.
            Maintain and administer network and computer based systems used in the facility for managing, editing and routing of audio and related information.
            Identify technical needs, and design systems to meet identified needs for KBIA’s operations.
            Position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule on nights, weekends and occasional holidays as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
College or Technical degree in IT, electronics or related field or equivalent experience in broadcast, computer, audio or related systems.
A minimum of five years of hands-on experience in working with and maintaining broadcast, computer, audio or related systems.
Proficiency with computer operating systems and computer networks.
Effective communication skills, oral and written with ability to work well with other station staff.
Demonstrated ability to competently plan, budget and implement broadcast, computer, audio or related systems.
Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot audio and/or digital systems without requiring a high degree of supervision or assistance.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs; travel and work occasional weekends and/or evening.
Experience and confidence with building and maintaining FM broadcast transmitter plants.

DESIRABLE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of broadcast engineering, including FCC rules and regulations, telecommunication laws, and a commitment to compliance.
Knowledge and understanding of TCP/IP networking and IP based digital audio systems.
Experience with FM transmitters, HD Radio, 950MHz STL, audio processing equipment, remote control systems, satellite systems, microphones and interface equipment.
Ability to construct and service hardware, install and maintain software systems, and plan and maintain data backup systems & implement necessary security measures.
Experience and confident technical skills in the areas of troubleshooting, maintenance and installation of computer-based and audio systems.

Hiring Range: $55,000 - $60,000

Shift:  Weekdays plus some nights & weekends

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

To apply for the position, visit the University of Missouri’s Human Resource website:

http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/index.php search by the title Chief of Broadcast  Opns - Radio or job code 12874

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call Human Resource Services at 573-882-7976. TTY users, please call through Relay Missouri, 1-800-RELAY (735-2966) or en Español at 1-800-520-7309.


PRODUCER – GLOBAL JOURNALIST and INTERSECTION

BASIC FUNCION AND RESPONSIBILITY

To plan, develop, write and produce programs and new media content for radio broadcast and online distribution.

 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES

This KBIA producer leads the production teams for two weekly multiplatform programs broadcast on KBIA 91.3 FM and online.

Global Journalist brings together a panel of on-the-ground journalists each week to discuss important global issues from the countries they’re reporting in. The program also serves as an online forum that reports on the state of press freedom around the world, covers developments in international journalism and serves international journalists.

Intersection is a weekly discussion on KBIA and online, that brings together people and ideas for a dialogue on issues important to Columbia, central Missouri and the state.

Both programs are dynamic multiplatform productions that are broadcast both on air, and online from high-quality production studios at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Both programs also host live, community dialogue events in the communities we serve, in partnership with the Missouri School of Journalism and the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

KBIA’s talk show producer is responsible for the smooth running of both of these programs. The producer leads both teams, including a roster of Missouri School of Journalism students, to conceptualize program ideas, identify, pre-interview and book program guests, manage the technical direction of the program, and oversee the dissemination of content online and in social media.  The producer also writes and cuts weekly promos for the programs, and does some editing of the program.

The talk show producer is based at KBIA News and works as a member of the news team. Other duties can include writing, producing and anchoring newscasts, reporting day-turn and feature news, producing additional segments for air, and editing/overseeing training and editing of students in the KBIA newsroom laboratory.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor’s degree in a communications related area or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.

  • Strong experience in and knowledge of public radio programming, specifically talk shows
  • Experience in audio editing software and video editing
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Willingness to oversee a team of students, as well as work as an editor and trainer in KBIA’s newsroom lab

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge of global issues
  • Interest in fostering dialogue and spreading content online, through social media and through community engagement events

Hiring Range: $30,000 - $32,000

Shift:  Weekdays plus some nights & weekends

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

To apply for the position, visit the University of Missouri’s Human Resource website:

http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/index.php search by the title Producer or job code 12465

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call Human Resource Services at 573-882-7976. TTY users, please call through Relay Missouri, 1-800-RELAY (735-2966) or en Español at 1-800-520-7309.