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Work with KUER

Would you like to work for Utah’s premier NPR member station? KUER provides employment in the following departments: Administration, Development, Engineering, RadioWest, News and Operations. Open positions are recruited through University of Utah Human Resources.  You can search for current job openings at  or view for additional information.

  • University of Utah Human Resources
  • 250 E 200 S, 16th Floor
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • Phone: 801-581-2169
  • Fax: 801-581-8462
  • Email:

If your organization would like to participate in a mail list to receive current information about station job openings, please contact KUER Human Resources at the contact below:

  • Nicholas Loomans
  • University of Utah
  • HRM Analyst – UIT/Eccles Broadcast Center
  • Phone:  801-585-6021
  • Email:
  • 101 Wasatch Dr., Rm. 215
  • Salt Lake City UT 84112

KUER and the University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.

The following positions at KUER are now posted:

Program Director

KUER’s Director of Programming and Promotion is responsible for all programming, promotion and audience development for one of the country’s most successful and innovative public radio stations. This person oversees national programming and helps create innovative approaches for the creation and promotion of original content and new programming on KUER’s multiple platforms.

The Director of Programming and Promotion reports to the General Manager and supervises staff in operations, promotion, podcasting and digital engagement. This individual works collaboratively with KUER’s General Manager and News Director to create, articulate and advocate the station’s content strategy and vision and maintain KUER’s ethics and standards.

News Director

KUER is looking for an innovative, inspiring leader for a newsroom staffed by talented reporters, hosts and producers eager to do compelling, thought-provoking work. The need for uncompromising journalism has never been stronger, and KUER is committed to being a trust-worthy voice in Utah and the West.

KUER produces news that

  • explains how things work and how information is connected.
  • puts events in context.
  • exposes inconsistent thinking or lapses in reason.
  • holds authority to account.
  • humanizes issues through compelling storytelling.
  • challenges conventional thought.
  • prompts rigorous, respectful discussion.
  • broadens perception.
  • increases participation in the democratic process.
  • surprises — even delights — our listeners.
  • motivates more listening.
  • connects members of our community.

The news director will oversee news gathering and story production, set editorial policy and direct the production of in-depth stories, series, documentaries and podcasts. This individual will set the station’s editorial vision and contribute to consistently evolving, community—centric public media organization. Our ideal candidate will have a proven track record in enterprise and investigative journalism, expertise in audio production and new gathering and have demonstrated leadership skills, challenging our reporters to go deep into important stories.

Part Time Weekend On-Air Board Operator

KUER seeks a weekend board operator. This person is responsible for managing the broadcast of national programming and local station breaks. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the quality and tone of public radio and be comfortable speaking on the air in an appropriate, clear and conversational manner. Prior broadcasting, announcing, theatrical or public speaking experience may be helpful. The position requires the operation and troubleshooting of broadcast equipment, prompt attention to breaking news coverage, technical problems and other unexpected situations. Live recording and audio production may be required as needed. This position is an ongoing, part-time weekend shift at KUER 90.1, with other weekend or weekday fill-in shifts assigned as necessary.


KUER offers internships for a 1 semester duration with $500 stipend. Application deadlines and schedules may vary between internship positions. KUER internships are not limited to University of Utah students - applications are accepted from students and non-students. Must be 18 years or older to apply.

Please contact via email only.

News Internship

  • Contact: Julia Ritchey –
  • KUER is home to an award-winning news team that produces daily and feature news serving a listening audience throughout Utah. The intern will help collect sound and produce stories for our daily newscast and shadow reporters working on long-form features during the semester.
  • Applicants should have some experience editing audio with Adobe Audition (or similar program like Hindenburg or Pro Tools).  Experience gathering audio with a digital recorder is also desired.  Many of these skills are taught in the COMM 3520 class at the University of Utah, but equivalent experience or instruction is also acceptable.
  • This internship requires a minimum commitment of 12 hours a week. 
  • Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in public radio and broadcasting to Interim Managing Editor Julia Ritchey at Deadlines are listed below.
  • Application Deadlines: Spring 2018 – December 8

RadioWest Internship

  • Contact: Elaine Clark –
  • RadioWest is the weekday interview program on KUER. The intern will learn behind-the-scenes radio production by providing administrative and technical support for the show. Prior radio production experience is not necessary, but excellent computer and research skills, as well as a strong curiosity about the news, are essential.
  • Duties include audio editing, listener services, database management, audio archive maintenance and other tasks as assigned. The position requires a commitment of 8-12 hours a week, weekday afternoons (Mondays – Thursdays).
  • Applications are accepted through the University of Utah's HR portal. Check back mid-March for the open position. Please include your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in public radio and broadcasting
  • Application Deadlines: Summer 2018 – April 13

Marketing / Development Internship

  • Contact: Gayle Ewer -
  • Internship is filled for the 2017-2018 academic year. 
  • KUER’s Marketing Team promotes the station statewide through advertising, community engagement, social media and events.
  • The marketing intern will assist with email campaigns, social media, community engagement events, station events, non-profit outreach and media contacts.
  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Good computer and organizational skills are essential. Marketing and social media skills are preferred.
  • The position requires a commitment of 15 hours a week during business hours. (Flexible schedule.) Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in public radio and marketing to by April 1, 2018.
  • Application Deadlines: Fall 2018 – April 1, 2018

Avery Internship

  • KUER and KUED are proud to host the annual Robert K. Avery Endowed Public Media Internship available for University of Utah students.
  • KUED will be hosting the internship for the 2017-18 school year. For more information about the Avery internship please contact James Davie at, or see the job posting here.
  • For information please visit the University of Utah Department of Communication