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Multimedia Journalist I

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs

Posting Number: req10539

Department: AZ Public Media Content Prod

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Arizona Public Media (AZPM) is seeking a Radio News and Public Affairs Reporter to cover local business and the economy in Tucson, Pima County and more broadly in southern Arizona. You'll join a growing team of reporters who create unique stories about the southwest for our Southern Arizona radio and online audiences. The successful candidate will be an accomplished audio reporter who tells stories with sound, looks for the new and especially the local angles in the midst of a national debate about border and immigration policies.

High-quality work on deadline will be essential in our multimedia environment, as will the ability to work cohesively with a team, both internally with the news and production staff members and externally with partner stations.

The primary assignment of this position will be reporting on business, the economy, transportation, infrastructure and development by producing daily news spots and longer-form features.

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!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research, develop, write, and produce daily news stories on business, the economy, transportation, infrastructure and development for public radio and digital audiences.
  • Develop longer feature stories that tell deeper, bigger stories than daily coverage can accommodate.
  • Produce high-quality work that is accurate, fair, balanced, and professional.
  • Operate field audio equipment and audio editing systems.
  • Take digital photos for all stories for web posting
  • Adhere to AZPM's Code of Editorial Ethics and Practices and AZPM's Editorial Standards.
  • Meet daily deadlines.
  • Cultivate sources in the areas of business, the economy, transportation, infrastructure and development, including connections to local government, businesses and non-profits, as well as exploring the connection to these topics of state and federal laws and policies, finding local stories that illustrate how changes in these policies affect local issues.
  • Rework all broadcast stories for posting for online and social media adding additional audio, data, links, charts and maps as needed.
  • Substitute/back-up anchor for radio and television newscasts on as-needed basis
  • Operate University of Arizona vehicles to travel to conduct interviews and/or capture audio.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of how to incorporate data and data visualization into reports.
  • Working knowledge of audio editing systems (e.g. Adobe Audition, Audacity).
  • Working knowledge of online search and social media tools.
  • Working knowledge of television reporting

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • 1 year of relevant work experience is required.
  • A Driver's License and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some live on-air radio experience preferred.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Broadcasting and Journalism

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $33,977 - $44,510, DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family


Job Function

Broadcasting & Journalism

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Tanya Gonzales

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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