Employment Opportunities

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Administrative Assistant

Under the general supervision of the Executive Assistant to the Director and General Manager, the Administrative Assistant performs varied advanced secretarial and administrative work unique to the assigned work units which include the AZPM Business Office, the Office of the Human Resources Generalist, the Office of the General Manager, and the Office of the Volunteer Coordinator. The incumbent must exemplify personal integrity and be able to demonstrate the ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality and, with minimal direct supervision, act with initiative and use independent judgment.

AZPM receives a significant amount of support from the University, viewers, listeners, and corporate supporters. Regardless of job capacity, each employee is obligated to present a professional and helpful business image to those with whom they come in contact.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Opens and/or closes the reception desk daily.
  • Performs a variety of administrative support activities for immediate supervisor on own initiative.
  • Evaluates and resolves problems within the scope of the position’s responsibilities.
  • Sorts and distributes all incoming mail.
  • Screens phone calls, voice mail messages, and visitors, and directs to the appropriate staff or department as necessary.
  • Assists the Volunteer Coordinator with training and scheduling the reception desk volunteer(s), and acts as a reception area policy and procedure point of reference.
  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of the front desk and reception area including, but not limited to, the maintenance, organization, and ordering of office supplies, postage; acts as the primary point of contact for the registration and assignment of visitor and VIP parking passes; acts as the primary contact for postage machine and copy machine maintenance; maintains a professional, organized, clean front office and reception area.
  • Performs filing and file maintenance.
  • Posts notices to internal websites.
  • Provides general clerical assistance to the Office of the Director and General Manager and administrative leadership team under the direction of his/her immediate supervisor.
  • Assists the Human Resources Generalist with various administrative and support duties unique to the Human Resources function which may include, but not be limited to, the handling and processing of sensitive and confidential documents and/or communications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Four years of directly related experience; OR, a Certificate in Secretarial Science AND three years of directly related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Opens: April 10, 2019
Ends: Open Until Filled
Review Begins: April 15, 2019

Radio News and Public Affairs Reporter, Senior

Arizona Public Media (AZPM) seeks a full-time Radio News and Public Affairs Reporter to develop and maintain content for our online audiences and for our NPR radio and PBS TV affiliate stations. The ideal candidate will have the ability to exercise strong news judgment and journalistic integrity in all work product. This position will emphasize NPR-style audio and online story production, including pitching spot news and feature story ideas, developing sources, reporting, writing and producing stories for AZPM’s radio station and website. The incumbent must be able to work collaboratively in a multi-platform newsroom.

AZPM is an editorially independent, member-supported, non-profit public media organization serving Southern Arizona, and is provided as a community service of the University of Arizona (UA). AZPM utilizes advanced digital transmission technology to deliver three channels of public television, three channels of radio, online, and educational outreach services to audiences in all or a portion of eleven Arizona counties. AZPM is committed to being a source of information that promotes thoughtful conversation and community collaboration by bringing people and ideas together.

AZPM receives a significant amount of support from viewers and listeners, the University, grant makers, and corporate supporters. Regardless of job capacity, each AZPM employee is obligated to present a responsive, professional, and helpful business image to all. As a trusted organization the provides impartial coverage on a variety of topics, all AZPM employees are required to support its Editorial Standards and Code of Ethics, both of which are available for review at www.azpm.org.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Produce short news and longer feature audio stories for radio and online audiences.
  • Produce web stories written for the online reader.
  • Contribute stories to weekly arts and AZPM’s current public affairs magazine show, Arizona Spotlight.
  • Participate in daily news meetings and weekly team planning meetings.
  • Maintain and contribute to a professional and collegial environment, including presenting a professional and collaborative image to all, internally and externally.
  • Back up radio and/or TV anchors in the case of absences.
  • Use field audio equipment and studio audio recording equipment and audio editing software. Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field OR, four years of experience in writing, producing and reporting for radio or television OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Opens: Oct. 18, 2018
Ends: Open Until Filled
Review Begins: Oct. 23, 2018

Radio/TV Announcer (Multiple Positions and On-Call)

Are you a classical music connoisseur or a news enthusiast? If so, Arizona Public Media (AZPM) is seeking individuals who can host/anchor local network programming and/or introduce and announce CLASSICAL musical recordings for the KUAT/KUAZ radio stations on an “on-call” basis. On-call availability may involve weekday and/or weekend evenings, holidays, and other shifts as scheduled. These are permanent on-call positions with hours not to exceed 19 per week.

AZPM receives a significant amount of support from the University, viewers, listeners, and corporate supporters. Regardless of job capacity, each employee is obligated to present a professional and helpful business image to those with whom they come in contact both within and without the organization.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operates control room equipment and board during broadcasts; delivers live spots and content.
  • Documents discrepancies and maintains required Federal Communications Commission programs and engineering logs on assigned shifts.
  • Cues and starts music and programs while maintaining volume level.
  • Introduces and announces various classical music recordings.
  • Provides announcements to the audience on the programs and matters of interest.
  • Reviews program schedules and obtains recordings from the library for on-air as needed.
  • Responds to calls from the listening audience.
  • Participates in fundraising drives as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Auditioning recording required for consideration (please see ‘Special Instructions to Applicant’ section in link).
  • Skill in speaking clearly with a well modulated voice.
  • Excellent working knowledge of classical music including musical history, composition, composers, and performers for classical assignments.
  • At least six months of radio announcing experience.
  • Skill in the pronunciation of foreign languages and technical names, places, and titles.

Opens: Feb. 21, 2018
Ends: Open Until Filled
Review Begins: Feb. 26, 2018

Working at Arizona Public Media

Arizona Public Media is committed to providing excellence in Public Broadcasting to the diverse communities of southern Arizona. Our employees are the single most important resource, making all we achieve possible.

Arizona Public Media values creativity, diversity and sincerity in public service. Arizona Public Media is an AA/ADA/EEO employer. We encourage all those qualified to apply.

In accordance with FCC guidelines (adopted Nov. 7, 2002), Arizona Public Media is required to provide notification of full-time job vacancies to organizations involved in assisting job seekers upon request by such organization. As a public service, Arizona Public Media Human Resources office will provide notification of jobs to interested organizations. To request notification, write:

Arizona Public Media
PO Box 210067
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Links

The University of Arizona's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office Web site
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
AZPM Equal Opportunity Report
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