KHNS Job Opportunites
Fulltime News Reporter and Morning Host
KHNS Public Radio seeks an energetic and committed news reporter. This is a fulltime (40 hours a week) position. The news reporter serves under the direct supervision of the News Director and is responsible for sharing hosting duties for the morning news hours on KHNS, reporting for news broadcasts and assisting in overall news production.
- Research, write and produce news and feature stories; prepare daily weather, headline and community information updates
- Host live and pre-recorded news broadcasts, breaking news and special news coverage
- Assist in maintaining lively social media and website presence with news content
- Maintain news archives and story files, audio and field equipment
- Work with interns and volunteers
- Fill-in for News Director during absences
- Coverage of government, school board and other public interest meetings
- Other duties as assigned by News Director
- Reporting experience – Demonstrated skills in researching, reporting, news writing, interviewing and story production
- Commitment to independent media with knowledge of the legal and ethical aspects of news reporting
- Ability to work under strict deadlines
- Ability to work effectively alone and in collaboration with a variety of people, both in groups and one-to-one. Enjoys working in small office environment
- Proven ability in organization and time management
- Ability to work flexible schedule, including early mornings
- Enjoys and is comfortable engaging with the public
- Knowledge of Alaska and local and regional issues and interests
- Experience with social media and preparing news for website
- Strong on-air presence and audio production experience
- Experience with live hosting, news broadcasting and talk or call-in show production
How to apply:
Email resume, letter of interest, references and three work samples (including at least one audio sample) by Sept. 10, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Reporter search” in subject line. No phone calls, please.
Wages: DOE. This is a fulltime position with benefits package.
About KHNS and our communities:
KHNS was started 33 years ago as community radio for the Upper Lynn Canal in Southeast Alaska. KHNS has studios in Haines and Skagway, but our news team primarily works out of Haines, with frequent trips to Skagway. Our station is small but strong and has a committed base of volunteers, members and listeners. KHNS Local News is an integral part of our station’s programming. We collaborate with other media and public radio stations around the state. KHNS is a member station of NPR and Alaska Public Media.
Our communities are culturally diverse, unique and full of a wide variety of ideas, beliefs and political views. We are surrounded by mountains, sea, glaciers and wildlife and abundant outdoor and adventure activities. We are considered isolated, but we have vibrant communities with basic amenities.
KHNS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. KHNS is committed to nondiscrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, national origin, color, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and gender variance for the purpose of service, employment, membership or leadership, including staff, volunteers, board and persons who receive our services.