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Executive Producer, Radio

Posted: May 7, 2024

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NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

Special Information

  • This position is an on-site position which requires the incumbent to complete their work primarily at an NAU site, campus, or facility with or without accommodation. Opportunities for remote work are rare.
  • This position may involve travel and working outside of regular business hours.

Job Description

Oversees the creation and development of radio content, production, and development of feature stories for the University's public radio station. In this position you will create and develop radio content, report, oversee newscast content, deliver features, edit, fill in on-air.

Program Management - 35%

  • Oversees all newscast content.
  • Directs and coordinates planning, development, production, and scheduling of local news stories.
  • Fields program and story ideas from the public.
  • Participates in on-air fundraising.
  • Maintains FCC Public File Issues List.

Supervisory - 25%

  • Leads the local desk in the news department including supervising the activities of local reporting/newscast production staff.
  • Assigns, supervises, edits and reports local news stories, including local features and spot news.

Reporting - 25%

  • Reports on issues of local significance, adhering to the highest standards of public radio journalism.
  • Performs on-air responsibilities such as hosting live and pre-recorded air shifts including Morning Ediiton and All Things Considered.

Community Engagement and Communication - 10%

  • Represents the station at community, university and professional gatherings and meetings.
  • Provides program information for KNAU website and eblasts.
  • Posts archival audio and supplies ancillary materials.

Other - 5%

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting, Communications or related field.
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience.
  • Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years experience as a news reporter and / or editor.
  • Two years of related supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


  • Must have an excellent working knowledge of local news and public affairs production.
  • Thorough knowledge and familiarity with public radio programming.
  • Knowledge about northern Arizona as well as in-depth knowledge of state, regional, national and international issues.


  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills.


  • Demonstrated ability and thorough knowledge of the highest journalism and editorial standards.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Salary range begins at $47,634. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period following election. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following election.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Application Deadline

May 27, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

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