Public Radio KMXT-FM in Kodiak, AK, seeks a full-time general assignment REPORTER
Duties and skills include:
- gathering, writing, producing, editing, and pitching news for local and regional broadcast, including assigned news stories and beats.
- working with tight deadlines, while also juggling other tasks.
- hosting news broadcasts, special events and live news coverage. Including on-air board shifts as assigned.
- developing and maintaining news sources/contacts.
- assisting with producing and occasionally hosting public affairs programs.
- demonstrating high standards of professionalism and journalism ethics.
- being a team player, working well with others, and sharing responsibility of regular station maintenance with staff.
- having an interest in local government, rural/remote Alaska, and fisheries reporting.
- producing an average of three spots a week, along with an average of one feature story per month, for broadcast.
- having an interest in alternative modes of news broadcasting, such as podcasting and social media.
KMXT’s award-winning news department is responsible for reporting and producing local news on a daily basis, submitting stories to the Alaska Public Radio Network, and producing and distributing the “Alaska Fisheries Report” to the statewide system. In the past year, KMXT news stories have been featured on NOVA and the PBS Newshour.
KMXT is situated on Kodiak Island, a beautiful remote island about 250 miles south of Anchorage. Kodiak, a commercial fishing hub in southeast Alaska, consistently ranks in the top five fishing ports in the US. The Kodiak community is incredibly diverse: it is the ancestral lands of the Alutiiq people, features large Filipino and Latino communities, and is a multilingual rural locale with over 14 languages spoken here. The City of Kodiak, one of eight communities on Kodiak Island, is home to half of the island’s 13,000 residents.
College degree preferred with some broadcast journalism experience. Must be computer and internet literate with demonstrated knowledge and ability of broadcast and production equipment and techniques. Must have excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills. Experience with audio equipment and Adobe Audition preferred.
Starting Salary: This position is classified full-time, non- exempt with benefits. LEVEL 5 to 7 on KPBC Pay Grid. DOE $20 to $22 per hour.
Deadline: open until filled, with initial screening on July 31, 2023.
Kodiak Public Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
Send letter of interest, resume, and writing and/or audio samples to: Jared Griffin, General Manager: email@example.com