KSJD
Cortez, CO
Published
May 27, 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Category
Radio

Description

JOB SUMMARY

The Morning Edition Host/News Reporter is the voice of Morning Edition in the Four Corners. The position is also responsible for reporting and producing local news under the direction of the News Director. Coverage can take the form of feature stories, news spots, and interviews. An ability to both write print stories as well as produce audio stories is preferred. The reporter is encouraged to seek out and pitch local news stories.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Host Morning Edition from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekdays.

  • Cover local issues with feature stories, news spots, interviews, and local newscasts.

  • Collaborate and share coverage on major stories with the Rocky Mountain Community Radio (RMCR)  network.

  • Post news on KSJD’s website; ingest relevant stories from NPR and RMCR partners.

  • Manage news postings on social media.

 

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Host additional hours during fundraising drives; work with development director on local news messaging.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism and/or journalism experience at a newspaper, digital outlet, or radio station.

  • Broadcast radio experience preferred.

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation: $27,000-$30,000 depending on experience

 

REQUIRED MEETINGS AND TIME/TRAVEL

  • Semi-weekly staff meetings.

  • Work-related conferences (RMCR).

  • Mileage covered by KSJD for work travel.

 

To Apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For best consideration, apply by June 15, 2020. Position open until filled.

To apply, please submit the following to News Director, Lucas Brady Woods info@ksjd.org.

1. Cover letter demonstrating your passion for this role and that addresses the following question:

  • What do you see as public media’s role in a rural community over the next 3-5 years?

2. Resume

3. At least three professional references

 

4. Links to at least two radio or audio news stories, interviews, or podcasts you worked on, along with descriptions detailing your role in the piece. If you don’t have audio samples, please record a previously written news story or other announcements (This may be included as a separate document in your application materials)

 

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