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Apply now Department: 3670010055 Communication and Ag Education
Job no: 511352
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Executive / Director / Management
Pay Grade: 08A

About This Role:

We are looking for a highly motivated communication specialist to produce a daily agricultural media program featuring the research-based information generated by K-State Research and Extension programs, agents and specialists. As producer/director you will:

  • Host the long-running Agriculture Today radio broadcast/podcast.
  • Communicate the impact of Extension programs and research on behalf of the agriculture industry in Kansas and surrounding states.
  • Create digital audio content for the K-State Radio Network and collaborate to promote communication support for KSRE and the College of Agriculture.

Why Join Us:

It is an exciting time in agriculture research and extension programming. You will be instrumental in delivering research discovery to stakeholders and constituents. You will have the opportunity to influence the future of digital audio production for KSRE and the College of Agriculture.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:  https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in agricultural communications, broadcast journalism, agricultural education, agricultural science, or related field.
  • Three to five years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications, broadcast journalism, agricultural education, agricultural science, or related field may substitute for up to two years of the required experience.
  • Audio production experience, including interviewing in a studio and on location, for radio and podcasts.
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Adobe Audition.
  • Multimedia experience such as use of social media tools, audio-hosting platforms, video, other audio digital mediums and more.
  • Ability to meet a daily production deadline.
  • Experience working with or for a land-grant university.
  • Working familiarity with, or direct professional experience in, production agriculture.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of application /cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Links to publicly available portfolio website with examples of audio presentation and production
  4. Names and contact information of four professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by February 15, 2022.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$42,500 - $55,000  

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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