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KGOU currently has three professional full-time openings, and one part-time paid position open to students enrolled at the University of Oklahoma.

Title:  KGOU Reporter/Producer
Reports to: Managing Editor

KGOU is seeking a motivated and creative Reporter/Producer to produce spot news, original features, ongoing series, special programs and podcasts consistent with our award-winning public service media mission. KGOU is an NPR affiliate that has received five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and won the Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters award for Outstanding Radio News Operation for ten of the last eleven years.

We expect our reporters to have sharp news instincts, inquisitive minds and great storytelling skills. The ideal candidate must possess strong organizational, technical, time management and critical thinking skills and be able to conceive and produce broadcast and digital content that is informative and engaging. We are seeking someone who can take a people-centered approach to reporting on issues that affect our culturally diverse audience.

We want a reporter/producer who can be comfortable producing content on politics, government and public policy and who is also adept at doing human interest feature reporting on under-served communities (including sovereign Native American nations). The successful candidate will also be expected participate in community engagement events, host a program from time to time and do special project reporting. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, political science or other appropriate field;
  • Two years of journalism experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Excellent audio production skills and experience with digital and long-form storytelling, audio and video content gathering and editing, photography and social media;
  • Proven record of punctuality, reliability and ability to produce quality work on deadline;
  • Strong writing and editing skills and knowledge of AP style;
  • Effective time management, critical thinking, teamwork and interpersonal communication skills.

This is a full-time position with regular hours expected to be Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Occasional work after hours or on weekends should be expected. This person must be able to travel and walk long distances while carrying equipment weighing up to 20 pounds. Salary is commensurate with experience, with University of Oklahoma benefits. The position is open until filled.

KGOU Radio at The University of Oklahoma is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Application is made online at https://jobs.ou.edu – search for Requisition #200434.

KGOU reaches more than one million people in 36 counties in Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma City metro area which is ranked #43 in the 2020 Nielsen DMA Rankings. With studios located at the University of Oklahoma, KGOU delivers digital audio on the station’s robust news-based website, is active on social media and is heard on smart speakers and various mobile apps, including NPR One.

Title:  KGOU Engagement Reporter
Reports to: Managing Editor

KGOU public radio is looking for an energetic reporter who likes chasing stories, solving mysteries and meeting new people to produce the station’s signature podcast and features that engage our diverse audience. We are an NPR member station looking for a reporter with a conversational on-air sound, inquisitive mind, sharp news instincts and strong storytelling skills who likes connecting with communities of interesting people and finding stories nobody else even considered. 

The successful candidate will lead the station’s outreach efforts into diverse and often underserved communities and produce the popular How Curious podcast that explores myths, legends, oddities and personalities across the state. This full-time position will use digital and engagement tools, networking and first-person conversations to produce memorable stories in multi-media formats and special projects that are culturally-aware, make a difference and stand out from the crowd. 

Our newsroom has won many awards, including ten Oklahoma Associated Press Sweepstakes/Outstanding News Operation Awards and five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. This new Engagement Reporter will create content that will involve our audience and break new ground. The successful candidate will need to be collaborative, strategic, innovative, engaging and ready to travel. This reporter may also be called on occasionally to cover breaking news, file national spot news, host a program or special event, and imagine new editorial directions.  

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, political science or other appropriate field;
  • Two years of journalism experience, or some equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience with web posting, social media, photography, audio and video content gathering and editing;
  • Great time management and organization skills, including reliability, punctuality and critical thinking;
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills, strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style.

This is a full-time position with regular hours expected to be Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Occasional work after hours or on weekends should be expected. This person must be able to travel and walk long distances while carrying equipment weighing up to 20 pounds. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience, with University of Oklahoma benefits. The position is open until filled.

KGOU Radio at The University of Oklahoma is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  The application is made online at https://jobs.ou.edu – search for Requisition #200402.

KGOU reaches more than one million people in 36 counties in Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma City metro area which is ranked #45 in the Nielsen DMA Rankings. With studios located at the University of Oklahoma, KGOU delivers digital audio on the station’s robust news-based website, is active on social media and is heard on smart speakers and various mobile apps, including NPR One. 

Title: StateImpact Oklahoma Reporter
Reports to: StateImpact Oklahoma Managing Editor

StateImpact Oklahoma  seeks a tenacious reporter to join a team of journalists investigating and explaining how government policy shapes people’s lives in Oklahoma…and beyond. This reporter will file stories predominantly on health, while working with state and regional news partners and reporters and editors from NPR.

StateImpact Oklahoma (SIOK) is an enterprise journalism collaboration of Oklahoma NPR stations (KGOU, KOSU, KWGS and KCCU). Since 2012, SIOK has won numerous awards, including regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and a national PRNDI Award. Almost 230,000 listeners and more than one million unique digital readers follow SIOK reporting each week. The ideal candidate will have a strong record as a data-driven reporter with expertise in public policy issues.

Required education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or related field
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in reporting on health, government, politics and/or public policy
  • Experience producing in multiple formats, using a variety of tools, including digital, broadcast, video, social media, blogs and podcasts

Required skills:

  • Exceptional news judgment and high journalistic and ethical standards, including commitment to accuracy, fairness and diversity
  • Advanced research, analytical, organizational, time-management and communication skills
  • Ability to work with editor and other reporters
  • Ability to produce reports on complex issues in multiple formats on deadline
  • Proficiency in audio production, photography, digital storytelling and social media

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to travel and walk long distances while carrying equipment weighing up to 20 pounds

Required documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Department Preferences:

  • Familiarity with audio or video editing and general office software including Adobe Audition, MS Office and Apple production software
  • On-air experience for a college or professional broadcast news operation/digital news site
  • Experience in political, social and cultural issues in Oklahoma
  • Ability to represent StateImpact Oklahoma at public events
  • Experience developing in-depth reports on complex issues, policies or trends
  • News consumer who regularly follows news stories and developments in journalism

This is a full-time position with regular hours Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., although occasional work after hours or on weekends should be expected. Salary is commensurate with experience.

This position will be a University of Oklahoma employee, with University benefits. The University of Oklahoma is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The position is open until filled.

The application is made online at https://jobs.ou.eduRequisition # 200605.


KGOU currently has one part-time position open only to students enrolled at the University of Oklahoma.

KGOU Student Host/Content Creator

KGOU is looking for a Student Host/Content Creator to help us tell stories about Oklahoma and 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 great opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience at OU’s award-winning NPR radio affiliate.

KGOU desires a talented and dedicated student with insatiable curiosity, a keen ability to identify important stories and story angles, a warm and 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 or reporting

Preferences include:

  • Ability to work independently, be detail-oriented, exhibit effective time management, be punctual        and responsible, and perform well under deadline pressure
  • Experience creating digital news content for a blog, website or social media
  • News consumer who regularly follows news reporting
  • Strong interest in Oklahoma news and current events

Must be enrolled for the Spring, Summer or Fall 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, 2020.

Application is made online at https://jobs.ou.edu – search for Requisition #200780. KGOU at The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

KGOU operates five transmitters and four translators, which cover 36 counties and reach more than one million people. With studios located at the University of Oklahoma, KGOU also delivers digital audio on the station’s news-based website, is active on social media and can be heard on several mobile apps, including NPR One, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, smart speakers (Amazon and Google devices) and Apple Music.


KGOU provides internship opportunities for students at the University of Oklahoma.


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.