Job Description:

General Notes

The Senior Editor will work closely with colleagues across the station of all different backgrounds and skills. Applicants must have demonstrated ability to work well within a team and uphold and further KUT’s mission to provide a diverse, equitable, accessible and inclusive workplace.



The Senior Editor will launch KUT's Daily News Desk. This unit will be responsible for covering the news of the day, including meetings, press conferences, breaking news, etc as well as looking for possible local angles of breaking national news. This position will also have the important job of training the reporters for their next jobs. That includes creating development plans to get people ready for whatever is next in their careers.



  • Runs daily news meetings. Assigns and edits news stories for Daily News Desk for on-air and digital platforms. Works with reporters, the digital and multimedia teams on stories. Identifies stories that should be expanded to radio and digital features and two-ways. Works with beat reporters to generate daily stories. Keeps the newsroom ahead of the curve on local and national news. Supervises KUT Daily News Desk reporting staff. Works within a team environment.

  • Works to develop reporters. Facilitates training of newscast reporters to get them ready for their next journalism job. Assists in plans for special projects, election coverage and other major events.

  • Manages outside content partnerships, including making sure we are sharing KUT stories are picking up relevant stories from our partner stations from the Texas Newsroom collaborative.

  • Makes public appearances at events promoting KUT News or its outreach activities as assigned. Participates in on-air fundraising as assigned. On-call as back-up editor and during breaking news, the weekends and emergencies.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree. Five years' experience in journalism that includes experience in breaking news coverage in multiple platforms including radio. Experience with digital audio editing. At least one year experience as an editor in either radio or print. Basic understanding of digital content management systems. Two or more years supervising and mentoring employees. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


Preferred Qualifications

Ten years' experience as a journalist/editor, including editing radio news and extensive digital writing and editing.  Experience with Adobe Audition. Fluent in Spanish.


Salary Range

$70,000 - $80,000 + depending on qualifications


Working Conditions

Standard office conditions.


Work Shift

Work hours may vary to include additional working hours during peak periods. This position may require working on evenings, some weekends and holidays.


Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

  • 3 examples of work edited on digital and audio platforms.


Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.


Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:




Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.


The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2021 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

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