WKMS is licensed to Murray State University and follows the University’s personnel procedures available at www.murraystate.edu. When full-time positions become available at the University they are published at that website. WKMS also publishes its professional job openings here.

Positions Available:

Host/Operations Director

  • Type of Employment: Regular Full-Time
  • Work Location: Murray
  • Position Type Staff - Exempt (Monthly)

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities

This position is with Murray State University’s WKMS radio station, and hosts local continuity for NPR’s Morning Edition, produces local interview content, and manages broadcast operations.

  • Host morning edition.
  • Manage “behind the scenes” audio production for air.
  • Manage special production projects.
  • Supervise student interns.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements

  • 1-year broadcast experience.
  • Proficiency with radio production, editing software, and broadcast automation services.
  • Early mornings required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • Preferred experience in public radio, journalism, news hosting and anchoring, and audio storytelling.

Interested applicants can find the job posting and application on the Murray State Jobs site here: https://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/7483


Student/Part-Time News Reporter

WKMS News continually has an opening for a student/part-time reporter position (up to 20 hours a week). We seek individuals with a passion for journalism and strong work ethic.

An understanding of public broadcasting ethics and standards is essential for a successful candidate. The position is an intense and highly rewarding experiential learning opportunity in a professional, award-winning environment. Many of our reporters have gone on to successful careers in larger markets.

We are specifically interested in broadening the breadth and depth of high impact, meaningful news coverage in our 40 county region and strongly encourage applicants to include topics, issues and/or stories they want to tell should they become a WKMS News reporter. We also require a GPA of 3.0 or above, strong writing skills, focus and attention to detail, the ability to report with clarity and non-bias.

Previous journalism experience is not required but a plus.

Interested applicants must fill out the online form and include a cover letter, resume, references, at least 2 writing samples and 3-5 unique story ideas. 


For inquiry, contact WKMS at 270-809-6794.


As a unit of its licensee, Murray State University, (Equal education and employment opportunities M/F/D, AA employer), WKMS follows its policies regarding employment searches, as mandated by federal law.

- Jobs at Murray State University

- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

- Search the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Jobline