Job Description:

The Opportunity

KCUR 89.3 is looking for a journalist to lead our popular daily morning newsletter, The Early Bird, and to help manage our social media accounts on a part-time basis.

This part-time position is up to 30 hours a week and will report to KCUR's Audience Editor. (May require some weekend work.)

This is an entry level position, a perfect opportunity for emerging journalists who are looking to get started in the digital field and are passionate about public radio.

KCUR is home to several news collaborations dedicated to covering the Kansas City area and the Midwest at large, as well as an audience development team tasked with expanding and strengthening our relationships with these communities — on air, online and in person.

As a social media producer, you will be key to KCUR’s continued growth. You must be a team player with sharp news judgment, an adherence to journalistic ethics, a curiosity and excitement about online communities, and a knack for collaboration in a friendly and often fast-paced environment.

Working with editors and other members of the audience development team, you will maintain KCUR’s day-to-day presence on our existing social media platforms — primarily Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — and help us expand into emerging spaces. You will also curate KCUR stories for our daily newsletter, The Early Bird.

While this is not a reporting role, the social media producer will be a critical part of any breaking news situation, making sure KCUR’s audiences are up to date with the latest and most accurate information on the appropriate platforms. The social media producer also helps serve as KCUR’s eyes and ears online, flagging breaking news or other potential stories for the newsroom, and helping deliver audience feedback to the appropriate place.

Minimum qualifications

  • Experience managing social media accounts for a media organization (local and college level accepted)
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Familiarity with social media management tools and content management systems

Preferred qualifications

  • Breaking news experience
  • Knowledge of the Kansas City region
  • Familiarity with public radio
  • Experience with Emma, MailChimp or other newsletter platforms
  • Bonus: Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Photoshop or Audition


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Kansas City, MO
United States
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Part time
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To apply, please send an email with the subject line SOCIAL PRODUCER to

Applications must include a resume, a cover letter explaining your relevant experience and why you want this position, and 2-3 links demonstrating your best work.

Review of applications will begin on November 29.

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