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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.


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Summer 2019 News Lab intern Kevin Benavides

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.

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


Korva Coleman Diversity in Journalism Internship

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NPR newscaster Korva Coleman

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.

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

About the Korva Coleman Diversity in Journalism Internship

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KMUW's Inaugural Coleman Intern, Hafsa Quraishi.

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 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."


Community 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 donor services, engagement events and social media, and will co-manage KMUW's front desk and lobby. The intern will work 15 hours a week during the summer, beginning roughly June 7 with the opportunity to continue through the fall 2021 semester. The pay is $10 an hour. This internship will begin remotely, but will likely transition to on-site work at the KMUW station in Old Town. Students at a junior or senior academic standing are preferred.

This position has been filled. For further questions contact Haley Crowson, Community Engagement Coordinator, 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, roughly June 7 through the fall 2021 semester. The pay is $10 an hour. This internship will begin remotely, but will likely transition to on-site work at the KMUW station in Old Town. Students at a junior or senior academic standing are preferred.

This position has been filled. For further questions, contact Jordan Kirtley, Marketing Manager, at kirtley@kmuw.org.


About KMUW, Wichita's NPR Station

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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

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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

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

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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

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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.


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.

2021 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

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