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Employment at KPR


Kansas Public Radio & Audio-Reader Network, KU, Lawrence, Kansas

KPR, on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, is seeking a Director to provide leadership and management of Kansas Public Radio and the Audio-Reader Network. This position supervises 25 full- and part-time staff along with student employees and a cadre of volunteers. The Director is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of all broadcast and non-broadcast activities of both organizations. Master’s degree plus 5 years of related experience or Bachelor’s degree plus 7 years of related experience required.

To be considered, one must apply online at https://boards.greenhouse.io/livingstonassociates/jobs/5578598003?gh_src=b127f4f93us. Application review begins on 05/15/23 and continues until a pool of qualified applicants is identified. KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected veteran status.

Kansas Statehouse Bureau Chief

Kansas Public Radio (KPR), at the University of Kansas, is seeking a Statehouse Bureau Chief. This position works primarily at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. The position duties include managing all aspects of KPR’s capital news bureau, which provides broadcast and digital news reports to a number of radio stations in Kansas and Missouri. This position is primarily responsible for reporting on all aspects of state government. This includes but is not limited to covering the Kansas legislative session, the governor, attorney general, supreme court, the state’s congressional delegation and statewide elections.

The KPR Statehouse Bureau Chief researches, writes, reports and produces spot news, digital stories and long-form audio features for KPR and its reporting partners. The KPR Statehouse Bureau Chief is an integral part of a Regional Journalism Collaboration (RJC) involving the Kansas News Service (KNS), based at KCUR Radio in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas Statehouse Bureau Chief falls under the immediate supervision of the KPR News Director but receives supervision and direction from both the KPR News Director and KNS editors.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no further than the University of Kansas. In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 hours of sick leave earned per year, 9 paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a great retirement program, medical and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and state of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational opportunities for employees. KU is a great place to work!

Please see the full job posting to read the qualification, application requirements, salary range, and more.

Employment at Audio-Reader

No open positions at this time.

Internships at KPR

KPR offers internships to students interested in radio broadcasting. Our staff values the input and energy that interns bring to KPR. If you are interested in an internship, please learn more by downloading the guidelines listed below. Due to staffing issues resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic, KPR is not currently accepting interns. 

Development Department Internships
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Apply for an Internship
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Why Work at KPR?

  • Employees of KPR participate in University of Kansas benefits programs.
    KPR Broadcasting Hall & Baehr Audio-Reader Center
  • KPR is an award-winning public radio station.
  • KPR is housed in a new state-of-the-art broadcasting facility.
  • KPR stays on the front edge of new developments in radio technology.
  • Public radio is an important service to the community.

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