KDLL is hiring a news reporter/evening news host
Reporter/evening news host
KDLL Public Radio in Kenai, Alaska, is seeking a curious and enthusiastic general-assignment news reporter/evening news host.
• Produce news stories for radio and web
• Record and edit audio for daily broadcast, using field recording equipment, studio and telephone recording equipment
• Package and deliver Monday-Friday 5:20 p.m. newscasts
• Produce a weekly, five-minute economic news feature
• Plan, schedule and conduct a weekly, hour-long, community-focused interview show
• Seek out diverse, community-focused news stories
• Collaborate on breaking news and special reporting projects
• Assist with twice-yearly on-air membership drives
Successful candidates will possess the following skills and competencies:
• News reporting experience, producing content on deadline
• Familiarity and comfort with using broadcast equipment and live delivery of news
• Excellent writing skills, delivery, news judgment and journalistic integrity
• Enthusiasm for community-focused news
• Flexibility and versatility of interests — able to cover municipal government to wildfires to community theatre and everything in between
• Ability to work collaboratively
• Ability to operate a board, audio and computer equipment and editing software — experience with Adobe Audition is preferred
• Ability to stay calm on deadline and/or when facing technical problems
• Ability to balance daily reporting and hosting duties with working on future projects
If you like versatility, this is your gig. The central Kenai Peninsula is a microcosm of Alaska with juicy stories everywhere you turn. Our listeners are particularly interested in coverage of local government (we’re home to a borough assembly, two city councils and school board), economy/industry (particularly oil and gas, fishing, tourism and small business), arts, culture, education, science/environment and recreation. The central Kenai Peninsula has all the best of Alaska’s year-round outdoor recreation opportunities and a growing music, arts and culture scene, paired with a reasonable cost of living and the convenience of being on the road system. (And three craft breweries, to boot.)
If you’re tired of being tied to an office all day or rehashing press releases, KDLL encourages our reporters to get out and report from the community, with flexible schedules and working accommodations to facilitate enterprise.
KDLL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Reports to: General manager
Salary: Depends on experience. Health insurance, paid leave and holidays
Deadline: Open until filled.
Apply: Send resume and clips to Jenny Neyman, general manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: Contact Jenny Neyman at email@example.com or 907-394-6397