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Job Opportunities

KUNV is licensed by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to broadcast as a non-commercial educational radio station (NCE) on an analog FM frequency of 91.5. The station is also licensed by the FCC to broadcast digitally (HD-Radio) and is authorized to broadcast two distinct digital channels: KUNV-HD and KUNV-HD2.

Successful candidates will demonstrate support for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. Additionally, successful candidates will be talented and can connect to the community and mission of the organization.

Current Positions

Responsibilities for on-air personalities include:

  • Engineering and operating an in-studio control board for yourself and others.
  • Performing news, talk, music, comedic, or other format shows or programs for broadcast entertainment.
  • Establishing relationships with listeners by providing entertainment and/or information of interest consistent with format, genre, and targeted demographic audience while holding contests and issuing prizes to winners.
  • Interviewing guests, moderating debates, conversing with callers, and hosting live events.
  • Helping to raise money for programming and participating in station-related fundraising activities.
  • Adhering to all guidelines, policies, and procedures of the station, UNLV, the FCC, and all other federal, state, and local laws, including policies and procedures regarding indecency and obscenity.
  • Preparing for an air shift using creativity, imagination, and exercise of independent professional judgment in writing, producing, interviewing, taping, or broadcasting on-air material.
  • Ensuring logged underwriting and any other programming essential to the station’s operation are aired.
  • Maintaining a website/social media personality page.
  • Participating in required station programming, promotions, and sales staff meetings and events.
  • Making regular approved appearances at paid and unpaid station events; serving as an ambassador for the radio station(s) when out in public.
  • Executing only the interviews and events on air that are approved by management.
  • Assisting with voice over and production of paid and non-paid spots required to run on the station.
  • Researching and gaining knowledge of subject matter that facilitates speaking extemporaneously and providing immediate non-scripted analysis/commentary.
  • Finalizing content using digital audio editing software.
  • Preparing written content, visual images, audio material, and video footage for websites, blogs, or other social media platforms.
  • Checking studio equipment for proper functioning and notifying engineering of technical malfunctions affecting quality of the broadcast.
  • Handling emergency inserts (e.g. news updates and breaking stories, emergencies, alert system tests, etc.); being on call for possible disasters, breaking news, or acts of nature.

Your time in higher education is an important period for you to grow, meet new people, and experience life from a different perspective. Ultimately, your higher education experience should prepare you for your career path and life after graduation. An internship at Public Radio KUNV can give you insight into the different career paths available in radio broadcasting.

Internship Areas 

  • Audio production
  • Broadcast management
  • Graphic design
  • On-air
  • Promotions
  • Sales
  • Social media
  • Talk shows/podcasts

Tasks and Learning Opportunities

  • Editing and producing multiple radio programming shows
  • Assisting in the creation of original content
  • Assisting in the development of content strategies for various platforms
  • Working on-site at various sports and media locations
  • Assisting and detecting recording issues or audio flaws

Ideal Candidates

  • Currently enrolled NSHE student
  • English skills both written and spoken
  • Research skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to complete projects independently and as a member of a team


Degree seeking students in journalism and media studies must apply and be accepted into JOUR 499. For more information, please visit the Journalism and Media Studies Professional Internship page.

Non-journalism and media studies majors may inquire about internship opportunities by completing the interest form below.