Job Description:

The Missouri School of Journalism seeks applications for a long-form audio producer specializing in audio storytelling and production and assistant professional practice professor.  This Producer will serve as a Long-Form Audio Producer at KBIA, an Edward R. Murrow national award–winning radio station and a working laboratory for students of The Missouri School of Journalism.  


Responsibilities include assisting KBIA newsroom leaders in planning, supervising and producing news programming for radio broadcast, including in-depth and long form reports, as well as public affairs programming. This producer will also engage in classroom teaching, faculty committee assignments and service to the profession of audio journalism.  In addition, the Long Form Audio Producer will work on and facilitate cross-platform content with the School’s media holdings, which include a daily newspaper (the Columbia Missourian), a city magazine (Vox), a commercial NBC-affiliated television station (KOMU-TV), an NPR member station (KBIA-FM) and a digital statewide business publication (Missouri Business Alert).   


Specific duties include :

  • Develop and maintain contacts with community leaders in the development, coordination, and implementation of news and public affairs programming.
  • Plan and produce promotional announcements for upcoming news and public affairs reports.
  • Assist as a member of the KBIA news team with breaking news and community coverage as needed.
  • Coach student journalists on storytelling, writing, editing, the investigative process, news judgement, ethics, and principles of journalism.
  • Teach one journalism class each semester (fall, spring, summer).
  • Other duties as assigned.


This position may require nights and occasional weekends.  Schedules will depend on coverage and production needs, which will be determined in consultation with the KBIA-FM Director.

The renewable, 12 month position carries an academic rank of Assistant Professional Practice Professor (non-tenure track).




Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree.

Two to three years of experience in public radio news broadcasting, interviewing and production.


The committee will also look for candidates who have:

  • The ethical judgment and skill to teach young journalists how to make tough calls on their feet.
  • A proven track record of producing quality news coverage.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative problem-solving skills.
  • A deep, applied understanding of how to use visual and audio journalism, digital video, and social media to enhance journalistic storytelling.
  • The ability to juggle a vibrant daily newsroom’s many needs with ambitious, long-term projects.
  • A track record as a collegial collaborator in a newsroom without silos.

Benefit Eligibility


This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at


Diversity Commitment


The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.


Equal Employment Opportunity


Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.


To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.




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Job Location: 
Columbia, MO
United States
Job Category: 
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 

Apply online by uploading (a) a letter of application summarizing your qualification and describing your interest in teaching and your teaching philosophy, b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a link to audio examples, including in-depth reporting and/or producing, (d) the names and contact information for three references, and (e) a one page diversity statement that specifically addresses how you would engage with a diverse student population with regards to teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.


Apply through the University of Missouri jobs portal at


Job ID is #39994


E-mail questions to KBIA News Director Ryan Famuliner at


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


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