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KMUW is seeking applicants for:

  • Health Reporter
  • Community Engagement and Donor Services Internship

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.


Health Reporter

KMUW and the Kansas News Service are looking for a full-time health care reporter to join our award-winning team.

This reporter would support our mission by focusing on health, the social determinants of health and their connection to public policy. That could mean reporting on everything from the latest Covid-19 news to what effect climate change will have on our health. It also could include the consumer side of health care, the latest medical developments, public policy decisions influencing health care and examining health equity disparities across Kansas.

This reporter would be based at KMUW in Wichita, but serve as part of the Kansas News Service, a partnership of public radio stations across Kansas.

The best candidates for this position will have:

  • Outstanding writing and reporting skills. 
  • A minimum of three years of experience in a professional newsroom. Experience with public radio is preferred.
  • A strong interest in health care reporting and the issues surrounding health care.
  • A desire to seek out and include diverse voices and communities in their reporting.
  • An ability to work as part of a team.
  • Impeccable journalistic ethics and standards
  • A curious and creative bent.
  • An ability to tell people’s stories.

Click here to apply.


Community Engagement and Donor Services 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 donor services as well as engagement events and programming. The intern will work 15 hours a week during the semester. The pay is $10 an hour. This internship will consist of both remote and in-person work. Students at a junior or senior academic standing are preferred.

The best candidates will have:

  • Customer service skills with utmost attention to detail.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Enjoyment of event planning and/or interaction with new people.
  • Respect for diverse perspectives, experiences and narratives.
  • An ability and desire to engage with diverse communities.
  • General understanding of nonprofit funding.
  • A willingness to jump into conversation and present new ideas.
  • Enthusiasm to learn about donor relations and tracking systems.

Applications should include a cover letter, resume and schedule of availability.
Send applications to:
Haley Crowson, Community Engagement Coordinator
hcrowson@kmuw.org

For additional questions, please contact Haley Crowson at hcrowson@kmuw.org or (316) 978-7829.


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Summer 2019 News Lab intern Kevin Benavides

KMUW News Lab
Student interns from Wichita State University’s Elliott School of Communication are eligible to apply for the KMUW News Lab each semester. 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 Summer 2022 News Lab internship has been filled.

For further questions contact Tom Shine, Director of News and Public Affairs, at shine@kmuw.org or (316) 978-7324.

About KMUW, Wichita's NPR Station

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.   

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KMUW's Carla Eckels accepts first place at the KAB Awards

Award-Winning

KMUW's news and music staff have won numerous regional and national awards. In 2021, KMUW was named the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Large Market Station of the Year for the 8th 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 hosts many events each year, including:

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

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.

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

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.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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.

2022 KMUW EEO Report

If your organization desires notice of full-time vacancies at KMUW, please include your organization's name, contact person, 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

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.