Politics and Government Reporter

at University of Arkansas - Fayetteville in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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Sponsorship Available:NoInstitution Name: University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.


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Department's Website:ualrpubicradio.orgSummary of Job Duties:The KUAR politics and government reporter will serve as the station's primary reporter on the issues of politics and government as it relates to Arkansas and KUAR-FM's listening area in particular. This person will produce news and informational reports for the KUAR-FM broadcast listening audience and region, write stories for the station's website and post regularly on KUAR's social media accounts. Content should be applicable locally, but may be regionally and nationally focused depending on the issue. The reporter will also participate in station and partner events to speak about their work with station listeners, members and the general public. The reporter will be supervised by the News Director and work collaboratively with station staff, including the programming, business and development teams. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.Qualifications:

Required Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution;

Two (2) years of news experience including anchoring or hosting, or news reporting.


Preferred Education and/or Experience:

Master's degree from an accredited institution in journalism or a related field;

Two (2) years of reporting experience with hosting or anchoring experience in a public media organization;

Experience posting news stories to a website using a Content Management System and with computer operations;

Experience promoting news stories through social media and working with a website content management system.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Research, report, write, produce, and edit long-form and short-form news stories primarily covering issues of politics and government for broadcast on KUAR-FM and publication on;

Produce a consistent mix of daily news stories, feature-length reports and interviews with newsmakers. Produce two-way interviews with newsmakers and take part in two-way interviews with KUAR hosts;

Participate in weekly newsroom meetings to plan short-term and long-term coverage, pitch story ideas and accept assignments for broadcast, website and social media;

Assist the news director in assigning stories and editing reports from other KUAR reporters, reporting partners, and interns, as needed;

Serve as KUAR's primary reporter for Arkansas General Assembly during general and fiscal legislative sessions, reporting on the work of the... For full info follow application link.


The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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Job Posting: 3096210

Posted On: Oct 17, 2021

Updated On: Oct 25, 2021