News Reporter

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This Nome-based job is the entry-level core position and includes on-the-air work combined with other news duties. A high degree of job flexibility, respect, and team orientation is required. Work hours vary with staffing and seasonal changes. Reporters are supervised by the news manager/director. Initially, this position will train to be proficient in both production and news, then specialize in news reporting in accordance with the employee’s professional development plan.

This is an hourly, full-time position. Wage range is $24.50-$29.00/hr, depending on experience and education. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off, 403B retirement plan.

– Bachelor’s degree/equivalent experience or degree in progress considered
– Experience in journalism/media preferred
– Affinity for rural Alaska
– Ability to learn and operate studio-broadcasting equipment, production and news software
– Excellent written & speaking skills
– Demonstrated ability to work independently and on a small team, and incorporate feedback
– Evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required
– Ability to travel on small aircraft, traveling as need for news story coverage
– Alignment with KNOM mission and values
– Driver’s license

Duties and Responsibilities:
– Deejay as scheduled – this includes recording/preparing updated weather and announcements
– Maintain, uphold and promote station format and scheduled programming
– Travel as needed for news stories or feature programs
– Attend and report on city, regional and statewide news events
– Pitch/write/produce news content for newscasts that align with FCC guidelines and he KNOM mission and values
– Responsible for a news beat assigned by News Manager/Director
– Prepare & anchor newscasts, weather recording, cover breaking news events and take assignments
– Prepare online content appropriately and in a timely fashion
– Supervised by the news director/manager
– Other duties as assigned
– Additional Information

Applying does not guarantee any candidate an interview. Candidates are interviewed by appointment only. Required documents are:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Provide work samples of previous news writing
    Upon offer of employment, applicants must be willing to go through a background check. Send all documentation for Reporter to:

Tony Calumet, General Manager for KNOM AM & FM, at

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