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Current Opportunities at KUMD

Volunteer Opportunities

KUMD 103.3FM is community radio created here in the Northland by staff, UMD students and community volunteers. KUMD volunteers have contributed thousands of radio broadcast hours, behind the scenes production work, pledge drive assistance and event staffing over the past 59 years. You, too, can be a part of the Duluth Public Radio legacy. We have on and off air opportunities from marketing, events, news, production program host and more. Drop us a note, fill out an application and we will help you find your niche here at KUMD.

Program host/DJ

KUMD has volunteer-powered shows including Jazz, Folk, Blues, Local Music, Reggae, Country, Jam and more. We offer you on-air training in radio broadcast basics to start you on your DJ journey. KUMD has significant CD and LP libraries for most of our volunteer-powered programs. If you are interested in being on air or want more information about the next training series; email the KUMD Program Director Maija Jenson jenson@kumd.org

Current on-air opportunities include many of our volunteer powered programs:

The Basement(Students Only): Student-run-radio takes over the airwaves every night after 9 and each night 2-3 djs put on 2 hour shows. We offer students professional media experience in many areas. Train for on-air hosting and join a committee; Programming and production, Music committee, Marketing events/street team, and the KUMD Morning show News Team. Check out The Basement page and find more information about the KUMD News team below.
Community Volunteer Opportunities:

Evenings 6-9pm  Tues - Sun plus weekend times available.

Finding the Groove: Friday Night 9-11pm This long-running show on KUMD is a blend of rock, jam and groovy tunes from the vinyl room and  is is need of a committed host or hosts to make this time slot the Friday night tune in for the Northland.

House is Jammin'  Tuesdays 6-9pm  is a mix of  jam, jazz, funk, r&b  and rock is the current mix but we are working with staff and volunteers to revitilize the timeslot and make this show shine.  Be the change on KUMD!

Women's Music Show Sundays 1-5pm - This program is always welcoming additional hosts - the show has 2, 2-hour shifts - most hosts volunteer 1-2 times per month. This is a fun group of women who share a wonderful and long-runnning volunteer- powered show on KUMD.

Sunday Night Jazz - Sundays 5-8pm has openings once a month (every other week) We have a fantastic Jazz library on both Vinyl and CD.

Folk Migrations  Saturdays 6-10pm; a weekly program of acoustic music. Volunteer DJs host the show once per month - sharing the program with 3 other community volunteers.

Saturday Afternoon Blues 12-3pm - We are always open to blues fans joining the team as we have a number of blues shows on KUMD. Most hosts choose to do 1 or more shows per month.

News Internships for Northland Morning

KUMD's Northland Morning program has several news internships available, both paid and unpaid (for credit may be arranged). If you're detail-oriented, responsible, and looking for real-world newsroom or communications department experience, please email your resume and application letter to: Lisa Johnson nmorning@kumd.org. Applications accepted immediately for internships available beginning in Fall, 2015.

News Interns (Unpaid position):  KUMD 103.3 FM (your radio station on the UMD campus) is looking for four news interns to produce a weekday (M-F) daily on-air segment with local perspectives, people, and issues affecting our community. As a member of the Northland Morning production team, you will brainstorm ideas in weekly production meetings, schedule interviews, learn to edit audio and more.

Northland Morning Assistant News Producer (PAID position):  The Northland Morning Assistant News Producer helps recruit and train news team members and provides critical assistance to the interns and the morning show host/producer. Work study preferred but negotiable. The successful candidate would ideally work with the current assistant news producer during fall semester 2015, learning the job so they can transition into the position seamlessly in January. They could possibly hold this position until graduation, at which time they would be responsible for helping to recruit and train their replacement.

Northland Morning Assistant Producer (PAID position):  The Northland Morning Assistant Producer is responsible for checking the KUMD email, compiles various reports, maintaining databases, contacting interview guests, producer in-studio two days a week, and will work closely with Lisa Johnson, and the Assistant News Producer. Work study preferred. The successful candidate would ideally work with the current assistant producer during spring semester 2015, learning the job so they can transition into the position seamlessly at the end of the school year in May. They could possibly hold this position until graduation, at which time they would be responsible for helping to recruit and train their replacement.

See complete details on all Northland Morning internships here.