KHNS Job Opportunites
Thanks for your interest. KHNS has a great job opportunity! We are currently searching for a News Director. Please email your resume, writing samples and mp3 audio to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
KHNS Radio News and Public Affairs Director
KHNS FM Haines, Alaska
Position: The News and Public Affairs Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the news department at KHNS, a public radio station in the Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN) that serves the communities of northern Southeast Alaska. KHNS’ main newsroom and studios are in Haines, with a smaller newsroom and studio in Skagway. Director is responsible for ensuring the journalistic integrity of KHNS, including completeness, fairness and balance. The Department should maintain listener appeal of all news presentations including coaching of reporters and adherence to high production values. The News and Public Affairs Director is responsible for and coordinates the activities of the station’s public affairs department, generates ideas for programs and supervises Department personnel. The Director uses audio recording equipment and editing software to produce edited and live news and special programs. The Director regularly files stories for other stations in the Alaska Public Radio Network.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the News and Public Affairs Department; report directly to the General Manager
Produce a daily 10.5-minute local news program each weekday and a recorded local news review segment at the end of each week
Supervise newsroom personnel that could include part-time news reporters, student interns or volunteers; host weekly editorial meetings with news staff
Post newscasts with summaries to KHNS web site daily; post photos and videos when applicable; maintain KHNS news presence in social media, including Facebook and Twitter
Develop and nurture contacts in the Boroughs of Haines and Skagway and the village of Klukwan
Monitor other publications, web sites, press releases, industries and issues related to the region
Travel to Skagway and Klukwan when necessary to cover news
Edit and air Listener Commentaries submitted by members of the public
Provide content for other stations in the regional Coast Alaska and statewide APRN networks as appropriate
Produce and broadcast live breaking news coverage and talk shows when necessary
Attend news conferences as needed and budgeted
Develop a news department budget
Participate in fundraising activities as needed
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
KHNS has a small staff that works closely together. This job requires a high level of self-motivation and the ability to work independently and under the pressure of daily deadlines.
The successful candidate needs a strong knowledge of newsroom operations, radio production (Adobe Audition) and radio procedures, including knowledge of FCC broadcast rules and regulations.
Excellent written, verbal, and computer skills are essential as well as the ability to work with a team.
Working knowledge of state, regional and local issues and events is preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Broadcasting or related field and one-year on-air experience OR three years news reporting and production experience OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by the General Manager.
This description is intended to be generic in nature and is not intended to determine the full range of specific duties and responsibilities of this position.
Detail oriented with ability to manage multiple tasks.
Flexible, adaptable and proven ability to work in a deadline-driven environment.
Must be able to work various hours including, nights weekends and holidays.
Must have access to reliable transportation, including during inclement weather.
Must be able to use recorders, cameras, broadcast equipment and editing software.
Must be able to travel.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary Range is Haines competitive and based on experience. Health and Dental benefits paid by KHNS and includes annual and sick leave as set forth in the Lynn Canal Personnel Policy book.
Send resume, writing and mp3 audio sample with references to firstname.lastname@example.org and to email@example.com with News Director Search in heading or by mail to:
KHNS Radio News Director Search, KHNS-FM Radio, P.O. Box 1109, Haines, AK 99827
No phone calls please.
Application deadline: June 10, 2015 or until filled.
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 service.