The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Jobs

The Kentucky Kernel is hiring students to fill positions for the Fall 2022 semester. To apply, click here.


Staff Reporter

The Kentucky Kernel is looking to hire students who are interested in storytelling and are eager to report on a variety of stories and topics.

A Staff Reporter will be tasked with reporting and writing stories for one or more desks, including news, sports, features and opinions. Reporters will produce content in a variety of formats, including articles, story briefs and social media content. A $100 stipend is paid if a reporter completes at least 10 assignments per semester.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Finding sources, conducting interviews, researching information and writing news articles and related story briefs on a deadline.
  • Pitching relevant story ideas to the editorial board.
  • Being available to cover breaking news on an inconsistent and unpredictable schedule.
  • Adhering to journalism ethics and staff guidelines on professionalism when on assignment.
  • Attending weekly staff meetings on Wednesday evenings.

Preferred Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must be familiar with the reporting process, including how to interview sources.
  • Must be familiar with the writing process and proper story structuring.
  • Experience writing in AP Style is preferred.
  • Familiarity with ethical journalism practices is required.

Click here to apply.


Staff Photographer/Videographer

The Kentucky Kernel is looking to hire students who are interested in visual storytelling and are eager to gain photojournalism experience.

A Staff Photographer/Videographer will be tasked with creating visuals for the Kentucky Kernel’s various print and digital platforms. A $100 stipend is paid if a photographer/videographer completes at least 10 assignments per semester.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Creating photos and videos on a deadline on a variety of assignments, including news, features and sports.
  • Pitching relevant visual story ideas to the editorial board.
  • Meeting with the Photo Editor to receive feedback on past work.
  • Adhering to journalism ethics and staff guidelines on professionalism when on assignment.
  • Attending weekly staff meetings on Wednesday evenings.

Preferred Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience using camera equipment is preferred.
  • Experience using editing software such as Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Premiere Pro is preferred.
  • Familiarity with ethical journalism practices is preferred.

Click here to apply.


Podcast Producer

The Kentucky Kernel is looking to hire a student who is experienced with podcasting and is interested in finding new ways to effectively share news and information using audio.

The Podcast Producer will be tasked with conducting the technical side of producing and publishing the Kentucky Kernel’s various podcasts. Podcast topics include news, features and sports. This position is paid $800 per semester.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Preparing and operating the provided recording equipment for Kentucky Kernel hosts to record podcasts.
  • Editing podcasts on a deadline and posting episodes across multiple streaming platforms.
  • Developing and executing innovative ways to use audio across the Kentucky Kernel’s digital platforms.
  • Communicating with advertising managers to post sponsored content.
  • Attending weekly staff meetings on Wednesday evenings.

Preferred Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must have experience with podcasting.
  • Must have experience with audio mixing, using recording equipment and editing with Adobe Audacity or Audition.
  • Familiarity with ethical journalism practices is preferred.

Click here to apply.