KUNM Seeks Public Health Reporter

The KUNM News Department is hiring a reporter for our award-winning Public Health New Mexico project. The position is full-time, based in Albuquerque, and is benefits eligible through the University of New Mexico.

Applicants must apply online to the UNMJobs websiteApplications through third-party websites will not be considered. For further information or assistance with the UNMJobs website please call (505) 277-6947.

Technical Journalist: KUNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Position summary: KUNM at the University of New Mexico is hiring one full-time Technical Journalist to report for the Public Health New Mexico project. In order to address the under-representation of Hispanic/Latino journalists in public radio newsrooms and based on the requirements of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation grant (Number PO303596, pg. 2) that funds the project, the successful candidate will be Hispanic/Latino.

The Technical Journalist will initiate independent research, investigation, and story development in consultation with the News Director. The successful applicant will write and prepare stories for broadcast and publication online and will work as a member of the team to establish the nature and focus of stories and participate in determination of the general direction of the project.

See the Position Description for additional information.

This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.

Why our chapter board is disappointed in SPJ today — and what we’re doing about it

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the July/August issue of Quill magazine, the Society of Professional Journalists’ magazine, is a soliloquy that reduces women to their backsides.

This weekend, New Mexico journalist and SPJ member Marie C. Baca rightly pointed out that the image of a woman’s posterior used to illustrate this month’s “Training Day” feature about journalism training was a poor choice. As Baca put it in a letter to SPJ’s board: “We don’t get to see this woman’s face, she is simply an object, and the focal point of the cover photo is her butt.”

SPJ’s official response, in part (you can read it all here) was that the photo showed a woman in typical workout wear, and that “we are sorry some readers find it offensive.”

The non-apology “We’re sorry if you were offended” apology is neither helpful nor authentic, and in SPJ’s case, it’s damaging to our efforts to be an open and welcoming place for all journalists.

If you’re asking why we’re devoting this space to a stock image on an association magazine cover, here’s why: The message it sends matters.

Women and men enter journalism in equal numbers, but do not remain in the field or advance to management equally.

The lack of diversity in journalism has been cited as one of the major threats our profession is facing.

Baca’s letter makes us think of a young woman journalist who might see  image and have concerns but not be sure if she would be heard. Later, she may be a little less likely to stick her neck out and ask for a raise, as Baca noted,  or advocate for a tough assignment.

And if journalism is covering itself this way, how are we covering our communities? We must do better than this.

Our profession and SPJ must consider the impact of the images and words we use in coverage. Heck, the responsibility to do that is enshrined in our ethics code: “Avoid stereotyping. Journalists should examine the ways their values and experiences may shape their reporting.”

It’s an editor’s job to consider whether people who are different from her would see bias in the words and images she’s chosen – and then consult people who are different from her, to see if she’s right.

The SPJ Rio Grande board shares Baca’s concerns about the image and about SPJ’s unwillingness to admit that it made a poor choice.

The cover of the current issue of Quill magazine.

We’re committed to being an open and welcoming place for all journalists, and to holding our own organization accountable when we see it fall short, as we’ve done here, by writing these words and sending them to SPJ’s board president.

Technical Director – KOB

Qualifications: 

Applicant must have a minimum of two years production experience in a news operation. Strong working knowledge of news procedures, studio camera, floor directing, VTR operations, audio operations and character generation. Knowledge of Ross Synergy MDX Production Switcher or similar multiple ME-bank switchers is required. Knowledge of Avid DEKO 3000, Avid Airspeed, ENPS, and I-News Command is strongly encouraged as well. Strong leadership ability, and ability to work well under pressure is a must.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Driving record will be checked.

Duties: 

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to: Direct and/or technical direct morning and noon news broadcast. Supervision of production staff in audio, floor, tape operations and master control.  Technical directing duties include record and playback of necessary  graphics, operate the Ross Synergy MDX video switcher and other production equipment as needed. Responsible for marking all scripts and directing all crew members in their assigned duties. Other duties include directing,  technical directing, and other assigned duties on special events both live and pre-recorded.

Apply: 

http://www.kob.com/jobs
Job# 24-17
Albuquerque, NM
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