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Morning Edition Host/Reporter, WUOT

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
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Morning Edition Host/Reporter, WUOT

Regular, Full-time - MR07

Knoxville, Tennessee's NPR station, WUOT-FM, is looking for a morning person to join its national award-winning news department as local host of NPR’s Morning Edition.  This host/producer serves as the friendly morning companion for listeners in East Tennessee’s largest metro area and provides consistently high-quality reporting to a community that values and cherishes public broadcasting and local voices.

In addition to hosting WUOT’s most listened-to program, the host/producer mines the region’s news sources for newscast material and interview/feature fodder; serves as one of the hosts of Dialogue, WUOT’s live, monthly, award-winning public affairs program; and works with WUOT News interns. WUOT provides opportunities to work with other Tennessee public radio stations and file for NPR News.

Knoxville boasts thriving downtown art and culinary scene, including the internationally-known Big Ears and Nief-Norf Festivals and the nationally-known Dogwood Arts Festival.  East Tennessee experiences all four seasons and provides outdoor enthusiasts with a variety of adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Appalachian Trail, and many, many other local and regional outdoor spaces. Our proximity to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex, and a number of other research facilities provides ample opportunity to report on federal matters that have local and regional impact. The city is also home to SEC sports and enjoys a low cost of living, with no state income tax.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree is required, preferably in Journalism, Communications, or related field, plus three years in news production, hosting, or editorial experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include experience in public radio and familiarity with NPR’s ethical, narrative and production standards.

To be considered for this position, apply online at the University of Tennessee’s website with a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references.  Salary is $47,000 and the position is full-time, non-exempt, DOE&O, with generous university benefits, including tuition waivers and discounts for dependents. Interested candidates should contact Chrissy Keuper, WUOT Interim News Director and All Things Considered host.  She can be reached via email at [email protected].

Job: Other Tech/Para-Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Wuot Radio Center
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 2, 2021, 12:57:07 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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