Employment

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:

KPRN Public Radio Sales Representative

Kentucky Public Radio Network (KPRN) is seeking a statewide media salesperson.

The Kentucky Public Radio Network is a consortium of eight Kentucky public radio stations with a massive media footprint – delivering more than 610,000 of Kentucky’s most influential people across all 120 counties.

KPRN has a long history of delivering substantial marketing ROI to numerous blue chip companies and agencies, and we seek the right person to expand our success.

The ideal candidate is motivated to excel and well-organized, with solid knowledge of marketing and media, a history of media sales success, passion for the mission of public media, and knowledge of the inner workings of Kentucky. You’ll have freedom to win new clients across the state and work from the location that best suits your needs.

Responsibilities

·         Refine a prospective client database of Kentucky’s business and agency influencers

·         Express the unique value that public media offers in a competitive media marketplace

·         Research and prepare proposals to meet prospective client needs

·         Establish and maintain new client relationships

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

·         Strong time-management skills and ability to work on your own

·         Two years of proven media sales success

·         Safe driving record and reliable transportation

Compensation and Perks

·         Base salary and commission with high potential earnings

·         Health insurance and 401k

·         The satisfaction of representing a powerful and trusted media product

Please submit a resume, cover letter and three references before September 30 to resume@louisvillepublicmedia.org.

KPRN/Louisville Public Media is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to racial, ethnic, LGBTQ, religious, economic and educational representation.

Student/Part-Time News Reporter

WKMS News has an opening for a student/part-time reporter position (up to 20 hours a week). We are seeking an individual 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. 

https://www.murraystatejobs.com/pools/5578

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

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