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Producer/Reporter (Digital/Television/Radio - Social and Community Issues)

Arizona Public Media (AZPM) is recruiting for a Producer/Reporter (Digital/Television/Radio – Social and Community Issues) to join its growing team of of producers and reporters who provide content for multiple media platforms. The successful candidate will be an accomplished long form, “mini-documentary” producer/editor with a history of creating compelling visual content for broadcast and digital platforms and an experienced journalist with knowledge of Social and Community related topics, multi-media skills, strong news judgment, excellent interviewing skills, extensive experience in field producing/reporting, and will be naturally inclined to engage via social media.

The primary assignment of this position will be the creation of long-form “mini-documentaries” for Arizona Illustrated, AZPM’s weekly magazine series.

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 portions 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 media organization that provides impartial coverage on a variety of topics, all AZPM employees are required to support its Editorial Standards and Code of Ethics policies, both of which are available for review online at 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

  • Research, develop, write, and produce social and humanities issue related segments for television, digital, and radio platforms.
  • Cultivate sources in the areas of social and humanities issues in Tucson, Arizona, and the Southwest.
  • Research community organizations, publications, personalities, university programs, events, in the interests of story development.
  • Write and present complex issues clearly.
  • Book guests and conduct in-field and in-studio interviews for TV and radio.
  • Write for online, blog, and use Twitter and Facebook on a daily basis.
  • Produce high-quality work that is accurate, fair, balanced, and professional.
  • Adhere to AZPM’s Code of Editorial Ethics and Practices and AZPM’s Editorial Standards.
  • Operate radio field equipment and offline digital video editing systems.
  • Actively participate in creating and maintaining a professional and cooperative working environment.
  • Meet daily deadlines.
  • Participate in station fund raising and other public events.
  • Drive University vehicles as necessary.
  • Transport video equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media, Broadcasting, Journalism, Communications, or a related field.
  • Two years of media experience in producing, editing, writing or reporting with a working knowledge of contemporary broadcast journalism standards and practices.
  • Valid and active Drivers License upon employment.
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Opens: Nov. 20, 2018
Ends: Open Until Filled
Review Begins: Nov. 30, 2018

Video Editor, Senior

Arizona Public Media (AZPM) is seeking a talented, highly experienced digital editor to fill the position of Video Editor, Senior to join its award-winning television production team. The successful candidate must have a high level of experience in non-linear editing and ideally, experience coordinating post-production activities toward the completion of television programs and digital media projects. Additional duties include responsibility for establishing aesthetic quality control protocols for AZPM post production staff.

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 portions 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 media organization that provides impartial coverage on a variety of topics, all AZPM employees are required to support its Editorial Standards and Code of Ethics policies, both of which are available for review online at 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

  • Operates non-linear editing and quality control equipment in the formation of end product and ensures technical and aesthetic quality.
  • Coordinates editing for the formation and post-production of television programs and digital media projects and is responsible for the quality control and technical compliance of the products.
  • Collaborates with producers on production requirements.
  • Performs post-production and audio and video editing in-house and for contract work.
  • Edits to reach final decision on format of television program.
  • Meets with television and digital media producers and staff to create final post-production plans and ensures efficient execution of post-production schedules.
  • Oversees the security, operation, and maintenance of equipment utilized in editing; reports malfunctions in equipment to maintenance engineer.
  • Researches and makes recommendations for equipment and supplies purchase consideration.
  • Works with the Production Manager to determine equipment and personnel requirements for various productions.
  • Trains subordinate editors/videographers.
  • Coordinates the activities of subordinates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television or related field AND four years of videotape editing, which includes two years of computer videotape editing; OR, eight years of videotape editing experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Opens: Nov. 14, 2018
Ends: Open Until Filled
Review Begins: Nov. 20, 2018

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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