Employment

KMUW is currently seeking applicants for:

Korva Coleman Diversity in Journalism Internship

NPR newscaster Korva Coleman
Credit Alison McAdam / NPR

The KMUW Korva Coleman Internship is geared toward training college students of color to be part of the next generation of public radio reporters and newscasters.

The Coleman intern will get an immersive, hands-on learning experience at KMUW, Wichita’s award-winning National Public Radio station, as well as mentoring from NPR newscaster Korva Coleman.

The internship will run for 10 weeks beginning June 1, 2021. The Coleman intern will work 40 hours a week and be paid a $5,000 stipend. They also will receive free room and board.

The Coleman intern will get professional experience reporting and writing for both broadcast and digital platforms. They will work with veteran public radio reporters and editors in the KMUW newsroom. The intern also will receive training to help develop his or her on-air voice delivery.

At the end of the internship, the Coleman intern will have a formal exit interview with the news director. He will identify the intern’s strengths and weaknesses and areas of growth, as well as provide a formal letter of recommendation reflecting a summary of the internship experience.

The best candidates will have:

  • Outstanding writing and reporting skills.
  • Experience working for a media outlet, either on campus or in the community. Broadcast experience is a bonus, but not required.
  • A strong interest in news and the world around them.
  • A genuine desire to learn and pursue NPR-style journalism.
  • A curious and creative bent.
  • An ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism.
  • A valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle. 

The internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Applications should include a resume with professional references and four to five examples of the student’s work, either published or broadcast. Deadline to submit is Friday, Jan. 29. Finalists will be notified in February and interviewed via Skype.

Send applications to:

Tom Shine, KMUW
Director of News and Public Affairs
shine@kmuw.org

For further questions, contact Tom at shine@kmuw.org or (316) 978-7324.

About Korva Coleman

Korva Coleman is an award-winning NPR newscaster with a strong interest in introducing students of color to journalism, in particular public radio journalism. She will conduct an introductory video call with the selected applicant and another as the internship comes to a close. She will offer tips and answer any questions about the industry, including her own experiences as a journalist of color.


KMUW's Inaugural Coleman Intern, Hafsa Quraishi.
Credit COURTESY HAFSA QURAISHI

KMUW welcomed, remotely, the station's inaugural Korva Coleman Diversity Intern, Hafsa Quraishi, in the summer of 2020. Hafsa shares this statement about her experience:

"The Korva Coleman Diversity Internship is an incredibly valuable experience and I truly can't wait to see what's next for the program. I can't thank you enough for creating this opportunity to help young journalists of color like me advance our careers. We need programs like this now more than ever and I'm so glad KMUW is doing the work."  


Summer 2019 News Lab intern Kevin Benavides
Credit Nadya Faulx / KMUW

KMUW News Lab

KMUW, Wichita’s National Public Radio station, is looking for talented student interns from Wichita State University’s Elliott School of Communication for its KMUW News Lab program this spring. Interns will work 15 hours a week during the semester, roughly Jan. 12 through May 14. The pay is $10 an hour. The intern will learn how to report and write for broadcast and digital platforms. The intern also will spend time shadowing KMUW reporters and will receive training to help develop his or her on-air voice. The intern also will have a formal exit interview with the news director, who will identify the intern’s strengths and weaknesses and areas to work on during the upcoming academic semester.

The best candidates will have:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills. That should include classes in basic media writing and reporting.
  • Practical experience working for a media outlet, either on campus or in the community. Broadcast experience is not required.
  • A strong interest in journalism, news and the world around them.
  • An eagerness to learn and the ability to take direction.
  • A valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle. 

Applications should include a resume with professional references and four to five examples of the student’s work. Material that has been published or broadcast is preferred, although outstanding class assignments also may be submitted. Deadline to submit is Monday, Dec. 21.

Send applications to:

Tom Shine, KMUW
Director of News and Public Affairs
shine@kmuw.org

For further questions, contact Tom at shine@kmuw.org or (316) 978-7324.


Engagement and Development Internship

KMUW, Wichita's National Public Radio station, is seeking a talented student intern from Wichita State University’s Elliott School of Communication to work in community engagement and development. The intern will assist with social media, donor services and engagement events, and will co-manage KMUW’s front desk and lobby. The intern will work 15 hours a week during the semester, roughly Jan. 18 through May 14. The pay is $10 an hour. Depending upon the county COVID-19 recommendations, this internship may shift to remote work or a combination of remote and on-site work. Students at a junior or senior academic standing are preferred.

The best candidates will have:

  • Experience with social media content creation.
  • Strong customer service experience and attention to detail.
  • A strong understanding of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • An eagerness to learn and the ability to take direction.
  • A valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle.
  • Experience with donor databases is preferred, but not required.

Applications should include a cover letter, resume and schedule of availability for the spring 2021 semester. Deadline to submit is Friday, Dec. 18.

Send applications to:

Haley Crowson, KMUW
Community Engagement Coordinator
hcrowson@kmuw.org

For further questions, contact Haley at hcrowson@kmuw.org.


Marketing Internship

KMUW, Wichita's National Public Radio station, is seeking a talented student intern from Wichita State University’s Elliott School of Communication to work in marketing. The intern will get hands-on experience with social media, graphic design, and project management, and will co-manage KMUW’s front desk and lobby. The intern will work 15 hours a week during the semester, roughly Jan. 18 through May 14. The pay is $10 an hour. Depending upon the county COVID-19 recommendations, this internship may shift to remote work or a combination of remote and on-site work. Students at a junior or senior academic standing are preferred.

The best candidates will have:

  • Experience with social media content creation.
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail.
  • An eagerness to learn and the ability to take direction.
  • A valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle.
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign or Photoshop is preferred, but not required.

Applications should include a cover letter, resume and schedule of availability for the spring 2021 semester. Examples of graphic design work are appreciated but not required. Deadline to submit is Friday, Dec. 18.

Send applications to:

Jordan Kirtley, KMUW
Marketing Manager
kirtley@kmuw.org

For further questions, contact Jordan at kirtley@kmuw.org.


About KMUW, Wichita's NPR Station

KMUW reporter Brian Grimmett

The KMUW staff is a group of dedicated people who are committed to excellent content. KMUW is the area's leading provider of NPR and other national and international programming. We create award-winning news and music and distribute it through multiple platforms. KMUW is connected to the community through events and projects that encourage conversation about important issues. The KMUW staff is creative and innovative, and we love what we do.   

Award-Winning

KMUW's Carla Eckels accepts first place at the 2019 KAB Awards for her special program entitled 'Hope For The Future': The Dockum Sit-In, Sixty Years On
Credit Kansas Association of Broadcasters

KMUW's news and music staff have won numerous regional and national awards. In 2020, KMUW was named the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Large Market Station of the Year for the 7th year in a row. Our reporters provide stories nationally to NPR, regionally to Harvest Public Media, and state-wide via the Kansas News Service. We remain committed to excellence and to the mission of providing programming that matters.

Community-Minded

KMUW digital news editor/reporter Nadya Faulx teaches a group of local Girl Scouts about radio production.

KMUW's Community Engagement department hosts many events each year, including:

KMUW also serves as media sponsor for many events presented by nonprofit organizations in our community. The KMUW Street Team, comprised of KMUW volunteers, represents the station at local races.

Dynamic

KMUW staff and volunteers walk the streets of downtown Wichita as part of the city's annual Riverfest Sundown Parade.
Credit Jordan Kirtley / KMUW

The city of Wichita has more to offer than you can imagine. Enjoy art galleries and concerts year round, 17 festivals and 22 attractions. Wichita State University, home of champion Shocker athletics, has added new buildings and services including the Innovation Campus.

Innovative arts and cultural institutions abound, such as the nationally recognized Music Theatre Wichita, the internationally recognized Tallgrass Film Festival, the Wichita Riverfest, and 40 museums and galleries within the city limits. The median price for an existing single family home is only $135,130 and the average commute time is under 19 minutes.


Equal Employment Opportunity

In November 2002, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules and policies to a) establish Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs; b) provide vacancy notices to recruitment sources, and; c) undertake additional outreach measures as a part of filling job vacancies. These new rules became effective March 10, 2003.

To document its EEO efforts, KMUW is required to place an annual EEO report in the station’s local public file and post the report to the station’s website, on the station’s broadcast license renewal filing anniversary date, February 1.

2020 KMUW EEO Report

If your organization desires notice of full-time vacancies at KMUW, please include your organization's name, contact person, street address and e-mail address in an e-mail to info@kmuw.org or mail your request to:

KMUW
121 N. Mead, Ste. 200
Wichita, Kansas 67202

Notice of Nondiscrimination

KMUW is a service of Wichita State University, which does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:

Director - Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260-0205
(316) 978-6791