News Content Manager

The ideal candidate will have 5 years experience as a broadcast journalist, a public radio sensibility and solid journalistic work ethic, as well as the skills necessary to communicate equally well with staff and listeners.

The News Content Manager will work collaboratively with the station's Programming Department to ensure the best-possible delivery of news and information content using traditional on-air, website, social media and all available platforms in service to WEKU's listeners and members.

WEKU enjoys solid financial and in-kind support from Eastern Kentucky University, with digitally-equipped facilities. The station has repeater transmitters in Hazard, Corbin and Pineville, Kentucky as well as five low-power translators.

The News Content Manager will be expected to assign, report and edit news content in all platforms, anchor newscasts as necessary and be able to serve as backup local host for national news magazines such as Morning Edition, Here & Now and All Things Considered.

He or she will be enthusiastic about pitching and filing stories with National Public Radio and other news organizations, and willing to participate in on-air fundraising. WEKU offers a competitive salary and benefit package, as well as a great place to live.

Among the rolling hills and pastoral settings of Central Kentucky, Richmond offers a host of recreational activities and is within a short drive of professional sporting events and world-class cultural venues.

Applications are made via the Eastern Kentucky University website.

Aircheck/audio demo materials required for full consideration.


Questions may be directed to Associate Manager/Program Director John Hingsbergen at john.hingsbergen@eku.edu.

Eastern Kentucky University is an EEO/AA institution that values diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In keeping with this commitment, the University welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.