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KGOU currently has one full-time professional staff opening and two opportunities for students:

Title: KGOU Podcast and Special Projects Producer/Reporter
Reports to: Program Director
KGOU Radio, Norman, Oklahoma

KGOU public radio is looking for an energetic producer/reporter who likes distinctive storytelling, solving mysteries and meeting interesting people to produce the station’s signature podcast, memorable features and special projects that engage our diverse audience.

The successful candidate will produce the popular How Curious podcast that explores legends, oddities and personalities across the state, develop culturally important special projects and serve as a face of the station at community engagement events. This new Reporter/Producer position may occasionally cover breaking news, file national spot news, host a special program or event, and create new podcasts and other programming.

We are looking for a strong storyteller who will be collaborative, strategic, innovative and engaging and can develop interesting stories that stand out and make a difference. The successful candidate will be able to discover, imagine and produce unique stories that connect with our listeners, including those in traditionally under-served communities.

KGOU is an NPR member station with a reputation for strong local, state and regional reporting. We have won many awards, including ten Oklahoma Associated Press Sweepstakes/Outstanding News Operation Awards and five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • - Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or other appropriate area of study;
  • - One or more years of journalism experience
  • - Experience with web posting, social media, photography, audio gathering and editing;
  • - Effective interpersonal communication, writing, speaking and time management skills;
  • - Knowledge of AP style.

This full-time, non-exempt position regularly works weekdays, although occasional work after hours or on weekends can be expected. Must be able to travel and walk long distances while carrying equipment weighing up to 20 pounds. Hourly salary rate is commensurate with experience, with University of Oklahoma benefits. The position is open until filled.

KGOU Radio is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Application is made at https://jobs.ou.edu. Requisition number 210855. With our main studio located at the University of Oklahoma, KGOU reaches more than one million people, including the Oklahoma City metro area, and also delivers content on our news-forward website, social media, podcasts and mobile apps including NPR One and Spotify.

Title: Student Host/Content Creator (part-time)
Reports to: General Manager
KGOU Radio, Norman, Oklahoma

KGOU public radio is looking for a Student Host/Content Creator to help us inform our diverse audience and produce engaging stories about the people who live here. KGOU has a strong tradition of local, state and regional news coverage with an emphasis on compelling storytelling. This is a unique opportunity to gain practical, real-world announcing, reporting and producing experience at the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning NPR member station.

KGOU seeks a talented and dedicated student with an insatiable curiosity, a keen ability to identify and communicate meaningful stories, a warm, conversational delivery and strong audio production skills. Responsibilities include writing and announcing news, audio production, posting stories for web, producing community events calendar announcements and other operational duties as needed.

Skills include:

  • · Proficiency with Associated Press (AP) writing style.
  • · Proficiency with audio or video editing and production software (Adobe Audition or comparable).
  • · Proficiency in on-air announcing, reporting or audio/video production.

Preferences include:

  • · Ability to work independently, be detail-oriented, reliable and responsible, practice effective time management and perform well under deadline pressure.
  • · Experience creating digital news content for a blog, website or social media.
  • · Exhibit critical thinking skills and editorial judgment.
  • · Regular consumer of news and public affairs reporting, including current events in Oklahoma.

Must be enrolled for the summer semester as a student at the University of Oklahoma. This position offers up to 25 hours of paid work time per week, primarily occurring weekdays either 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Days/shifts are flexible. This position is temporary, non-exempt with hourly rate of $11.00 per hour. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2021.

The application is made online at https://jobs.ou.edu – search for Requisition 210924. KGOU Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. KGOU’s broadcasts reach more than one million people in Oklahoma. We also deliver content on our news-forward website, social media, podcasts, mobile apps and smart speakers.

Title: Student Producer/Reporter/Host Intern
Reports to: Managing Editor or Program Director
KGOU Radio, Norman, Oklahoma

KGOU public radio is looking for a Student Producer/Reporter/Host Intern to help us inform our diverse audience and produce engaging stories about the people who live here. This is a unique opportunity to gain practical announcing, reporting and producing experience as a summer intern at the University of Oklahoma’s NPR member station. KGOU has a strong tradition of local, state and regional news coverage and has won ten Oklahoma Associated Press Sweepstakes/Outstanding News Operation awards and five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

The successful candidate will have an inquisitive mind, a keen ability to identify and communicate meaningful stories and strong audio production skills. Responsibilities include writing and announcing news, audio production, posting stories for web, producing community events calendar announcements and other operational duties as needed.

Skills include:

  • · Proficiency with Associated Press (AP) writing style.
  • · Proficiency with audio or video editing and production software (Adobe Audition or comparable).
  • · Proficiency in on-air announcing, reporting or audio/video production.

Preferences include:

  • · Ability to work independently, be detail-oriented, reliable and responsible, practice effective time management and perform well under deadline pressure.
  • · Experience creating digital news content for a blog, website or social media.
  • · Exhibit critical thinking skills and editorial judgment.
  • · Regular consumer of news and public affairs reporting.

This position offers up to 40 hours of paid work time per week, primarily weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Days/shifts are flexible; some work may be needed at night or on weekends. This position is temporary, non-exempt with an hourly rate of $12.00 per hour. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2021 and end date is expected to be July 31, 2021.

The application is made online at https://jobs.ou.edu – search for Requisition 210713. KGOU Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. KGOU’s broadcasts reach more than one million people in Oklahoma. We also deliver content on our news-forward website, social media, podcasts, mobile apps and smart speakers.


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Thank you for your interest. KGOU supports equal employment opportunities and works against discrimination in employment. KGOU operates within the principles outlined in the University of Oklahoma’s Office of Equal Opportunity.

2020 KGOU Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

KGOU Radio at The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.