Utah State University

  • UPR News Director/Web Manager

    City Logan Campus
    Posted Date 4 months ago(8/7/2019 6:56 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    College of Humanities & Social Sci
    Utah Public Radio
    Advertised Salary
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
  • Overview

    Oversees news production and content for Utah Public Radio news team. Hires, trains, and supervises staff reporters, producers, and student interns. Takes lead role in assigning coverage for new stories; and covers and prepares news stories for broadcast. Manages website, UPR app, and social media accounts. Occasionally serves as a Special Projects Manager, overseeing the production of content, project budget, and marketing. This position reports directly to the UPR station managers.


    1. Directs the monitoring and production of daily news and makes assignments to UPR reporters.
    2. Serves as primary editor to insure news reports are produced in an effective, timely, and responsible manner. Hires, trains and supervises staff reporters, student interns, and regional reporters.
    3. Takes lead role in writing and producing own news content.
    4. Coordinates with USU JCOM and UPR for possible course in radio journalism and production.
    5. Serves as fill-in host, as needed.
    6. Prepares and publishes stories from UPR news team on UPR website and app.
    7. Maintains website with local and national news, UPR events, programs, and advertising.
    8. Manages UPR social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
    9. Markets and promotes UPR content, including special projects, series, and events.
    10. Tracks and reports web and app analytics.
    11. Acts as Special Projects Manager overseeing content production from start to finish, coordination with staff and entities involved, scheduling of air time, marketing and promotion.
    12. Participates in the development and management of annual operating budgets.
    13. Ensures compliance with university policies and federal, state, and local regulations governing news coverage.
    14. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


    Required Qualifications

    • A four-year degree in journalism or equivalent field of study
    • Minimum two years full-time professional experience in journalism — preferably in a multi-platform news environment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with strong interpersonal skills.
    • Knowledge of on-air and online techniques/procedures, protocols, and standards.
    • Must have experience in broadcast production, web content, news writing, and editing.
    • Ability to develop and deliver news reports and programs on-air and online.
    • Ability to make broadcast programming decisions within defined parameters.
    • Must have excellent memory for details, be able to meet daily deadlines under potentially stressful conditions, and deal effectively with multiple competing tasks.
    • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
    • Knowledge of laws, regulations, conventions, and protocols relating to the delivery of news and public affairs content.
    • Knowledge of editorial and ethical standards for the research and development of journalistic articles and/or presentations.
    • Ability to keep up to date on social media trends and implement on UPR’s social media platforms.
    • Ability to work with a team of university students and the flexibility that entails.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Preferred skills include on-line research, multimedia production, word and spreadsheet processing and operation of light office equipment
    • Familiarity with public media news programming standards and values
    • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and inventory control
    • Successful candidate will possess broad knowledge of local and regional issues
    • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures
    • Ability to work in Adobe Audition
    • Podcast knowledge
    • On-air hosting
    • HTML knowledge
    • Graphic design

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1. Resume/CV - to be uploaded in the candidate profile

    2. Cover Letter - Please do not upload your cover letter.  You will be instructed to type or paste it during your application.


    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary

    Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


    Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

    College/Department Highlights


    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation.   As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.


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