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KSJD’s mission is to inform, entertain, and empower the people of the Four Corners region through arts, culture, news, and public media service.

Position Summary: KSJD Community Radio in Cortez, CO is seeking a full-time News Director to be the local host of NPR’s Morning Edition from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekdays and to produce local news and interviews for broadcast and web.

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Abilities: ●Journalism experience and/or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field ●Experience producing broadcast and online news media ● On-air and live radio interviewing experience ● Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment ●Familiarity and interest in covering local news and events ● Desire to grow news department that covers and collaborates with partner outlets on local, regional, and statewide news ● Knowledge of and/or interest in issues relating to the rural Intermountain West ● Occasional event work at our in-house community theatre to host forums, Q&A’s, etc.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: The work environment and physical demands described below represent those an employee would encounter while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is generally inside in a quiet environment. Some tasks will take place outdoors. Physical demands include the following: ● Ability to lift or move up to 20 pounds with an occasional need to lift up to 50 pounds. ● Use of computer keyboard and telephone unassisted. ●Effective verbal and hearing abilities. ● Vision ability includes: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus. ● Ability to drive a motor vehicle for travel to training, field interviews, meetings, and events. ● Ability to sit, use hands for computer and office duties, stand for presentations. ● Ability to navigate multiple floors using stairwells.

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Cortez, CO
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To Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For best consideration, apply by September 9, 2022 . To apply, please submit the following to executive director Wynn Jones at 1. Cover letter demonstrating your passion for this role and that addresses the following question: ● As News Director, what do you see as public media’s role in a rural community over the next 3-5 years? 2. Resume 3. At least three professional references 4. Links to at least two news stories or interviews you worked on, along with descriptions detailing your role in the piece (This may be included as a separate document in your application materials)

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