KSTK-FM, News Reporter

Posted by Alaska Broadcasters Association

Wrangell, AK
Posted: 2020-05-20


KSTK fm is the hub for news and information in Wrangell, Alaska.  We are looking for a radio/web reporter to cover local and regional issues and provide a voice for Wrangell on the statewide network.  If you are interested in working in small town Alaska, connecting with a variety of community members and  reporting on everything from local politics to fisheries to Alaska Native issues and more, this may be the job for you.

The KSTK news department is a collaborative effort with other CoastAlaska news reporters. Daily local news reports and multiple weekly news content posted to the KSTK website are expected. Contribute regularly to CoastAlaska’s regional news stream and the Alaska Public Radio Network statewide news stream. Reports must represent multiple viewpoints/voices and be packaged for use by sister stations.            

Position Supervision: Reports directly to General Manager and works regularly with CoastAlaska Regional News Director.


1.     Beat and assignment reporting

a)     Research, write, and produce news reports and features with a weekly goal of 8 or more reports

b)     File reports to network FTP sites and the KSTK website

c)      Provide spot coverage of breaking news, including live two-way reporting

2.     News coverage

a)     Host news broadcasts, including newscasts, live interviews and call-ins

b)     Host live news coverage of government meetings, elections, special events, regional issues, and community functions, including sports

3.     News Department

a)     Seek edits and feedback from regional news director or APRN staff

b)     Re-write copy as needed

c)      Maintain news archive and story files

4.     Other duties as assigned


Position Qualifications

1.     Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or a related field, or equivalent experience and training.

2.     Demonstrated skills in broadcast journalism including on-air presentation and delivery in a live hosting role.

3.     Ability to operate control room equipment, portable recording devices, automation systems, audio editing software and website posting.

4.     Knowledge of the legal and ethical aspects of news reporting.

5.     Work with staff and public in cooperative, professional manner.

Ability to work under deadline pressure with a minimum of supervision.
Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
8.     Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

Staff Duties

9.     Attend staff meetings and other meetings as called by the General Manager.

10.  Attend CoastAlaska news staff meetings and trainings.

11.  Attend KSTK Annual Meetings and community station events.

12.  Participate in on-air fund drives.


Please send letter of interest, resume and audio samples to:

KSTK General Manager, Cindy Sweat – cindy@kstk.org

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer