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News Director

Hours: Full time, 40 hours/week, Exempt Location: Nome, AK Reports to: General Manager Opening/closing: Job posted October 20, 2020; open until filled

Summary The News Director coordinates all KNOM AM & FM news programming and content, ensuring all programs are consistent with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations as well as KNOM's mission. The News Director supervises the lead reporter and all volunteer fellows.

Qualifications Bachelor's degree required. 2 years professional broadcasting experience. Demonstrated ability to manage a team. Proficiency with Adobe Audition. Knowledge of current news and journalism standards. Duties and Responsibilities Supervise all KNOM news programming including selection, editing, and production of KNOM newscasts, features, weather, live call-in shows, and race season coverage, such as the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Oversee news content for online audience at knom.org in collaboration with Web Director. Train, coach, and mentor all news staff and volunteer fellows in local, regional, and statewide issues and journalism standards. Cover meetings, local events, and seasonal activities/beat as schedule allows. Work on-call as needed for breaking news or tech difficulties with news/on-air programs. Oversee and manage volunteer fellows in their news reporting duties (assign beats). Report to General Manager to ensure news content meets FCC guidelines and KNOM mission. Schedule travel throughout Western Alaska to identify news tips and cover regional stories. Streamline news processes for efficient newsroom workflow and training. Host daily/weekly newscasts (currently 7am and 8am newscasts, but depends on available volunteers and staff). Cover city, regional, and statewide meetings pertaining to regional issues. This is an on-call position pending breaking news and community events. Some evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required. Other duties as assigned.

To apply, send a complete cover letter, resume, and aircheck to Tony Calumet; generalmanager@knom.org.

Full job description on www.knom.org can be found here: https://www.knom.org/wp/our-mission/jobs/job-opportunity-news-director/ EOE


Send materials to: Human Resources
107 W 3rd Ave
Nome, AK 99762

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