Job Description:

News Reporter-Producer, KAZU


Classification: Grade 4 - Staff


Department Name: KAZU


Job Number: FP2022-816


Status: Open until filled.Open until filled.


Priority Screening Date: 08/01/2022


Recruitment Status: Open until filled.


Position Description:


The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non-profit institution that is related and affiliated to the California State University, Monterey Bay. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a nonprofit 501©(3) public benefits corporation that is a recognized auxiliary organization of California State University and was established in July 1994. The University Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of the University. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State Population. The University Corporation at Monterey is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees.

POSITION SUMMARY: 90.3 KAZU is hiring a News Reporter-Producer who will be a voice for a trusted news source in the Monterey Bay Area. This reporter-producer will be based at the KAZU studios in Seaside. Responsibilities include reporting, conducting source interviews, writing and editing audio stories for broadcast on 90.3 KAZU and NPR partners.


The Reporter-Producer works under the general supervision of the News Director.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:


Reporter / Producer


• Produces audio news stories for broadcast:


• Researches local issues, interviews sources and records audio in the field and studio

• Produces promos for stories ahead of broadcast

• Writes broadcast script and voice tracks stories

• Edits scripts with the News Director or assigned editor

• Edits audio using Adobe Audition


• Manages and produces digital content


• Writes companion web stories for audio pieces following AP Style

• Edits web pieces with News Director or assigned editor

• Takes photos / video to accompany web story and/or social media

• Creates podcasts, newsletters and other digital format pieces

• Crafts social media content, including photos / video

• Tracks metrics for digital content


• Contributes to administrative tasks


• Attends weekly news meetings

• Adds potential stories to news production calendar

• Helps maintain source tracking database

• Helps maintain FCC Issues/Programs report




• Understands the basics of station operations.


• Must be able to manually send out an emergency alert via EAS.

• Must be able to turn the transmitter on and off.

• When applicable, must be able to assist if the station goes off the air.




• Regularly scheduled on-air hosting determined by department needs


Pledge Drive


• Participates in KAZU's three times a year on-air fundraising campaigns.


Other Functions:


• Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within the radio station.

• Appear at concerts, events or other station promotions

• Perform other duties as assigned by News Director


PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information; and to occasionally travel to other offices or locations to cover news stories, attend meetings, or to pick up or deliver materials.




• Hybrid Position: Approximately 50% at home and 50% in office

• Office Location: 100 Campus Center Drive, Seaside CA 93955

• May travel frequently to cover stories

• Ability to work from home: adequate internet connection and ergonomically sound and quiet workspace required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:




• Excellent news judgment and a demonstrated ability to write concise, clean copy in a fast-paced environment

• Experience with broadcast journalism, specifically using voice and sound to report news stories

• Ability to juggle multiple stories of varying lengths and complexities, from quick-turn breaking news stories, to long-form podcasts or news series.

• Ability to develop and track human sources and mine online resources and data for information

• Knowledge of journalism ethics, reporting standards and the mission of public radio journalism.

• Experience with standard broadcast field recording and studio equipment.

• Familiar with AP style

• Proficient with digital audio editing using Adobe Audition or similar software.

• Superb verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills

• Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

• Comfortable working with a wide range of software, including the Adobe Suite and G-Suite


Minimum Qualifications:


Education and Experience:Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in journalism or related field AND professional experience in the news department of a public radio station or equivalent.


Specialized Skills:


Preferred Qualifications:


Experience at a public radio station and familiarity with NPR standards and practices are desirable. Knowledge of current Monterey and/or Santa Cruz County and regional issues. A background in journalism, production and/or broadcast operations. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population.


Special Conditions of Employment:


The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the University Corporation. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the position.

This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.

The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

Please note: University Corporation employment is separate and distinct from CSU Monterey Bay or State of California employment. University Corporation employees are not employees of either CSUMB or of the state of California.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. The University Corporation is not a sponsoring agency for any positions.

University Corporation at Monterey Bay positions are “at-will” employment.

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.

The campus leadership has committed the resources needed to achieve an engaged, safe, and in-person experience. The health and safety of our community remain our highest priority, and we are confident that existing public health measures provide for a safe environment capable of delivering a complete college experience on the CSUMB campus. Being an Otter means caring for each other and doing your part to protect your community.

All CSUMB/University Corporation employees must be fully vaccinated, including booster (when eligible), against COVID-19, unless they are exempt from this requirement because an exemption has been granted based on a medical contraindication or sincerely held religious beliefs. Fully vaccinated means that an individual has received all recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that has received Emergency Use Authorization or full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and that it has been at least two weeks since the final recommended dose. All students, faculty, and staff who have not been vaccinated and received a booster must test weekly beginning February 4, 2022.


In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at

Special License or Certifications and Conditions:


• Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage.

• Willingness to work outside of regular business hours including nights and weekends as dictated by the unpredictable nature of news.


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Compensation and Benefits:


The University Corporation is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students, and the customers we serve. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources. Classification: Grade 4, Staff.


The hiring salary for this position is $30.00 per hour. This is a non-exempt position and as such is eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits. Please review our for details about sick time, vacation, and holidays.

The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing:


Although CSUMB is located in a high-cost housing area, Schoonover Park rental homes are affordably priced. Monthly rent rates include cable television, garbage service, and sewer. Convenient floorplans, attractive interior appointments, and numerous community amenities make Schoonover Park Rental Homes an exceptional value. Schoonover Park is near the main campus, yet a tranquil world away. The community lies nestled in the secluded beauty of rolling coastal hills three miles east of campus. Living in one of the most desirable areas of California, you will enjoy the natural splendor and cultural abundance of the Monterey Peninsula. Quality of life begins with your home in Schoonover Park, and extends through every aspect of your California coastal lifestyle.


Corporation of CSUMB positions are “at-will” employment.


How to Apply:


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A completed online application and resume must be received by the University Corporation Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.

All prospective applicants must apply online. You must complete the entire application for submission. We only accept applications for the open positions listed. Please do not fax or mail in a printed version of the electronic applications or a resume in lieu of an application. If you are having difficulty applying or need assistance, please call (831) 582-3389. All positions are open until filled. The completed online application and resume must be submitted by 5:00 pm PST on the priority screening date. Applications received after this date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.


AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Corporation is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Materials submitted become the property of University Corporation at Monterey Bay and will not be returned. University Corporation at Monterey Bay will not fax application materials. For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TTD (800) 735 2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center – first floor ( map). For additional campus information visit For information regarding the University Corporation visit


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