Producer/Director – Kansas State University Dept. of Communication and Ag Education

Manhattan, KS • Full-Time • Bachelor's Degree Required


We are looking for a highly motivated, well-versed audio communicator to join our department. As a producer/director you will:

  • manage information to strategically communicate the impact of K-State Research and Extension (KSRE) programs and research efforts to the public, especially the ag industry in Kansas and surrounding states.

  • create digital audio content using best practices for communication and marketing. The primary delivery method is Agriculture Today which has, in various forms, served Kansans for 97 years.

  • collaborate to promote extensive and coordinated communication support for KSRE and the College of Agriculture.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in agricultural communications, broadcast journalism, agricultural education, agricultural science, or related field.

  • Five years of professional audio production experience, including interviewing in a studio and on location.

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 required experience.

  • Experience creating audio programs for radio and podcasts; working for a radio station, a communications and marketing agency, or similar professional communications environment.

  • Ability to meet a daily production deadline.

  • Expertise using audio-studio tools (professional-grade microphones, mixers, digital audio workstations, audio editing software).

  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Adobe Audition.

  • Working familiarity with, or direct professional experience in, production agriculture.

  • Experience developing, implementing, and monitoring organizational brand(s) and ensuring branding consistency.

  • Experience with social media tools, web content development and blogging platforms.

  • Ability to think strategically and develop implementation plans with strong follow-through and measurable results.

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Experience working with or for a land-grant university.

  • Supervisory experience.


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