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Missouri government and politics reporter (Kansas City, Missouri)

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:50 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Type: 
Full time
Opportunity: 
Job
Details: 

KCUR 89.3 is ramping up coverage of Missouri politics from the midterm election cycle through the 2020 gubernatorial elections — and we’re looking for an ambitious multimedia reporter to join the team.  Missouri is a unique state: at once rural and urban, spread out and concentrated, conservative with liberal pockets. This new beat reporter will pitch and report spot news and long-form audio/digital features, contribute to and/or host KCUR’s Statehouse Blend Missouri podcast, discuss developments on talk shows, and perhaps host events.

The ideal candidate is a great writer, experienced in political coverage, excels at social media, knows how to engage communities online and in-person, and has knowledge of or interest in the politics and people of Missouri.

This person also must have an innovative, collaborative approach to content creation and distribution, and an ability to multitask in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

KCUR 89.3, the NPR affiliate in Kansas City, is an editorially independent community service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  See www.kcur.org/jobs for the complete job description and information about KCUR and Kansas City.    

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2018.  This position will remain open until filled.  Apply online: www.umkc.edu/jobs