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Employment & Internships

Employment and Internship Opportunities

KUNC is an award-winning Public Radio station offering a creative and challenging work environment. Our team is made up of creative and dedicated people who are deeply committed to the mission of KUNC.

Community Radio for Northern Colorado's mission is to strenghten our community by cultivating the mind and spirit- informing, inspiring and entertaining. 

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits including health & dental care, life & short term disability insurance, 403b retirement, and more.

KUNC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.

Current Employment Opportunities:

Director of News

KUNC is seeking an experienced and visionary leader as KUNC’s Director of News.  The Director of News will take a leadership role in designing and implementing a strategy for KUNC that will meet the needs and expectations of our community as it relates to news & information programming.  The successful candidate will manage and lead a talented staff in planning, producing, and presenting relevant and engaging news & information content across various platforms with an all-encompassing vision of public media news service to the Front Range.

Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • Four years professional news experience in a supervisory role required
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field preferred, but not required
  • Ability to lead a team and effectively manage and supervise staff
  • Solid news judgment, including an awareness of general news
  • Ability to maintain high journalistic standards of objectivity, balance and fairness
  • Ability to handle multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent time frames and changing priorities/conditions.
  • Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at KUNC and within the public broadcasting system.
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus, but not required.

Position requires a passion for developing visionary ideas, commitment to journalism ethics and principles, excellent communication skills, and prior professional news experience in a leadership role. 

A complete job description is available below. Please submit a resume and cover letter to hr@kunc.org.

For best consideration, apply by Friday, March 20, 2020.

Part-Time Host/Producer(15 Hours/Week)

KUNC, an award-winning NPR affiliate station in Northern Colorado, seeks a Part-Time Host/Producer to join our team.

The Host/Producer is responsible for preparing scheduled breaks including delivery of underwrites, public service announcements, weather and promotional announcements.  The Host/Producer will present programming both through live hosting and voice tracking.  The Host/Producer also ensures completion of the daily FCC Operations Log.

Work schedule is 15 hours per week, over 3 days. 

Host/Producer must be a productive, responsible, and enterprising individual possessing a passion for how global, national, and regional issues connect to the KUNC listening area, which encompasses Colorado’s Front Range, the Eastern Plains, and mountain communities.

Preferred Skills, Education & Experience:

  • One year experience in on on-air radio hosting.
  • Engaging and professional on-air presence.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at KUNC and within the public broadcasting system.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple responsibilities at once, and shift gears quickly.
  • Experience with Adobe Audition or other digital audio editing software is helpful.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred, but not required.

A complete job description is available below. Please submit a resume and cover letter to hr@kunc.org.

This position will remain open until filled. 

Morning Edition Host

KUNC is seeking a Morning Edition host to join our team. The Morning Edition Host writes and delivers on-air newscasts and other show elements within the body of Morning Edition. The host is also responsible for the delivery of underwrites, weather and other station announcements within scheduled breaks. ME Host also records weekend automation breaks. 

Morning Edition Host must be a productive, responsible, and enterprising individual possessing a passion for how global, national, and regional issues connect to the KUNC listening area, which encompasses Colorado’s Front Range, the Eastern Plains, and mountain communities.

Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of on-air broadcast news and hosting experience preferred.
  • Engaging and professional on-air presence and comfort with hosting a live program as well as the ability to interview in an NPR style.
  • Demonstrated history of maintaining high journalistic standards of objectivity, balance and fairness.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at KUNC and within the public broadcasting system.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple responsibilities at once, and shift gears quickly.
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital and social media concepts and tools and ability to think creatively about digital content.
  • Experience with Adobe Audition or other digital audio editing software is helpful.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred, but not required.

A complete job description is available below. Please submit a resume, cover letter and samples of your work to hr@kunc.org.  KUNC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity. 

This position will remain open until filled.

Current Internship Opportunities:

There are no openings at this time. 

About KUNC News

KUNC News is made up of a team of 15 dedicated journalists committed to telling the stories of northern Colorado.  We participate in several regional journalism collaborations that include Guns & America and the Mountain West Regional Journalism Center.  We provide leadership and editorial support to Capitol Coverage, a Colorado collaboration to cover the state capitol. Our internal reporters cover beats of arts & culture, education & health, growth & the economy, veteran issues, and the Colorado River.  And we have worked hard to create an investigative desk that launched last May.  Our editorial team consists of Director of News, Managing Editor, and Digital Editor.  KUNC News operates with a team mentality, creating engaging and relevant news content with a focus on internal and external collaboration.