News Reporter

News Reporter

  • Full Time
  • Haines

KHNS-FM

Description:

Do you want to work at a small public radio station but you’re not sure if you want to live in Haines, Alaska? We’ll cut right to it: Haines is beautiful. It’s a coastal community, surrounded by towering mountains. Haines is known as the “Adventure Capital of Alaska.” It offers endless opportunities for hiking, backpacking, fishing and boating. Our winters are not as scary as you might think, especially if you like Backcountry and cross-country skiing, sledding, ice skating and pond hockey. We have a local coffee roaster, a brewery and distillery.

Are you interested but still not sure if you want to work at a tiny public radio station?

KHNS is part of one of the best statewide public radio networks in the country. It’s a small station, but we cover big issues including mining, fishing, resources management, the arts and government. We are a 40-plus year-old station broadcasting to three communities (and online) in Southeast Alaska. We have a dedicated base of volunteers and supporters. Our news department provides the only daily source of news in our area.

If you have a sense of adventure, a commitment to community journalism and a desire to work in public media, we want to hear from you. We are an award-winning news department whose stories routinely air statewide but we serve our local communities first. We’re looking for someone who can dissect complicated cultural stories and controversial politics in their reporting. We do serious reporting but don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Our newsroom is in transition and we want you to take the lead, with top-notch editing skills and solid news judgement. Various levels of experience will be considered, but applicants with a strong background in daily or weekly reporting, editing skills and radio production will be given preference.

Responsibilities:

Required Duties and Responsibilities: ·        Report and produce 3x weekly newscast; report directly to the General Manager ·        Assist in maintaining the news department’s website and social media presence ·        Reliable transportation to cover news ·        Produce and broadcast live breaking news coverage when necessary This job requires a high level of self-motivation and the ability to work independently and under the pressure of deadlines. The successful candidate needs a knowledge of newsroom operations; radio production experience is preferred but not required for the right candidate. Excellent written, verbal, and computer skills are essential. Working knowledge of Alaska, regional and local issues is appreciated. Salary and Benefits: Salary $45,000. Health benefits paid by KHNS, Sep Ira match and includes annual and sick leave as set forth in the Lynn Canal Personnel Policy book. We will help you secure housing to get you settled.

Requirements:

This job requires a high level of self-motivation and the ability to work independently and under the pressure of deadlines. The successful candidate needs a knowledge of newsroom operations; radio production experience is preferred but not required for the right candidate. Excellent written, verbal, and computer skills are essential. Working knowledge of Alaska, regional and local issues is appreciated.

Contact:

Did we pique your interest? Send a letter of interest, resume, writing and mp3 audio sample (or links to work examples online) with references to gm@khns.org. Job open until filled with a first review by July 31st, 2022. 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.

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