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Host, Native America Calling, KNBA, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Posted 10/18/2021)

Job Posting NAC Host: National Talk Show Host
Koahnic Broadcast Corp. is looking for a talented host for the premier national live radio talk show, Native America Calling. We seek someone who can engage audiences with natural curiosity, sharp insight and a deep understanding of Native issues. We want a host with a bold vision to work with our team to hold leaders accountable, expose inequities and highlight the riches and promise that Native culture offers.
Our host will work with a team of producers in a fast-paced environment to develop show ideas and reach out to leaders, experts, artists, activists, athletes, entrepreneurs and ordinary people with stories to tell that exemplify pressing issues. While expediency is important with any daily talk show, accuracy and sensitivity are also critical qualities. Our host will connect with audiences through our live radio show, on digital platforms and occasional live event appearances. We want someone who inspires the best work from their colleagues and helps create a secure and fulfilling office environment.

Duties include: hosting a live radio show in accordance with FCC guidelines; interviewing guests, researching current issues and developing compelling questions and narrative arcs; generating show ideas; developing sources and contacts; recording show elements; fielding promotions for radio stations; ensuring that grant obligations are met; occasionally hosting shows or making other appearances in front of a live audience; collaborating with producers on show development; demonstrating good news judgement; understanding and accommodating various cultural requirements; delivering on the mission of Koahnic Broadcast Corp.
To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references, a sample of work, and a completed KBC Application for Employment (located at https://www.knba.org/employment#stream/0 ) to HR@knba.org. Koahnic Broadcast Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

KOAHNIC BROADCAST CORPORATION JOB DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE: Native America Calling Managing Editor and Host GRADE:_____ DATE: _____
FLSA: Exempt DIVISION: NAC
REPORTS TO: Exec Producer & Manager of Natl Programs DIRECT REPORTS: 1 INDIRECT REPORTS:0 ______________________________________________________________________
SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITY:
Host live, call-in talk show, Native America Calling (NAC), daily. Interact with multiple guests on numerous topics that affect Native Americans and Alaska Natives to present an engaging, informative program for listeners.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTY EXAMPLES:
1. Work closely with show staff and Executive Producer for National Programs to conceive, develop and bring to air daily shows on timely subjects that affect Native Americans and Alaska Natives from a Native perspective.
2. Remain informed about key issues that affect Native Americans and Alaska Natives.
3. Work on deadline to help ensure timeliness, accuracy and appropriate cultural sensitivity of written documents, including scripts, promos, program descriptions, and other information intended for the public.
4. Maintain sources and contacts of people who can speak to issues in an informative way. Work with show staff to find show guests and identify questions appropriate to their expertise and opinion. Ensure appropriate contrary viewpoints are represented and that guests are given a fair chance to respond to topics.
5. Work with staff to ensure all pre-show production is completed.
6. Participates in daily editorial meetings and regular discussions necessary to make sure all appropriate information is developed for each show and to plan for subsequent shows.
7. Participates in regular listening sessions to help identify ways to improve abilities and connect with audiences
8. Appear, with proper permission from Koahnic management, at events (panel discussions, live events) representing Native America Calling.
9. Work with staff to produce text, video or graphics for social media and other digital platforms to inform or engage audiences and to promote shows.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1. A Bachelor’s degree in radio/broadcast, journalism, communications or related field; Experience in broadcast field is preferred.
2. Must possess the ability to read, analyze and interpret information related to Native Americans and Alaska Natives and convey that information to the public in an engaging way.
3. Exceptional communication skills with managers, staff and a live audience.
4. Extensive, detailed experience in and knowledge of Native American and Alaska Native issues.
5. Must have excellent written, oral, presentation and communication skills.
6. Must have demonstrated time management and problem-solving skills.
7. Must have above average proficiency in the use of computer software including but not limited to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Prefer experience with digital audio production.
8. Must be able to operate within a normal office environment to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. An employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
9. Employee is expected to maintain an appropriate business appearance, neat and clean as determined by the requirements of the area in which the employee works.
To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references, a sample of work, and a completed KBC Application for Employment (located at https://www.knba.org/employment#stream/0 ) to HR@knba.org. Koahnic Broadcast Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
Salary Range: $20.00 – $30.00 DOE
Deadline: Open Until Filled

News Director, KMUN 91.9 – KTCB 89.5 – KCPB 90.9, Astoria, OR (Posted 8/16/2021)

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

KMUN seeks News Director
Love the North Oregon Coast? Love radio? KMUN seeks an enthusiastic, self-motivated team member
to lead our News Department. KMUN is a listener-powered, volunteer-operated community radio station
serving the Lower Columbia Pacific Region with local and national news, public affairs and music.
KMUN has approximately 1,200 members, 120 volunteers, 7 staff members, and reaches a potential
audience of 85,000 listeners across 5 counties in rural NW Oregon and SW Washington. Find out more
about KMUN and the Tillicum Foundation at kmun.org.

The News Director is a permanent, full-time position @ 40 Hours/Week

Salary/benefits: $35,000-$45,000 depending on experience, $5,000/year non-taxed Health
Reimbursement Account, paid vacation and holidays

Depending on the candidate, this can potentially be a part time position.

Please submit resume, cover letter and up to 3 professional references to:
Graham Nystrom
PO BOX 269
Astoria, OR 97103
Or email graham@kmun.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Desired start date no later than Dec 1, 2021.
KMUN is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an
inclusive environment for all employees.

Position Summary
KMUN is a nonprofit, publicly owned community radio station. A significant part of the Tillicum
Foundation mission is to provide high quality local, regional, national and global news. The News
Director manages and distributes local, regional and national news on-air and online, oversees
production and on-air anchoring of radio newscasts and public affairs programs, directs the assignment
of coverage for news stories, and covers and prepares news stories for broadcast. Provides editorial
decision making and guidance to ensure compliance and accuracy, and that deadlines are met in a
fast-paced environment. Trains and supervises qualified volunteer reporters and grant-funded news
staff. This position reports directly to the Station Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Directs the gathering and production of news content for broadcast and digital platforms,
leveraging the use of digital tools to enhance news gathering and dissemination.
2. Supervises volunteer reporters, which includes work allocation, training, and problem
resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions;
motivates volunteers to achieve peak productivity and performance.
3. Ensures compliance with Tillicum Foundation policies and federal, state, and local
regulations governing news coverage.
4. Generates assignments and evaluates news leads and news tips to develop stories.
5. Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation and
research; ensures the accuracy of news programs.
6. Edits news material and reporter submissions; prepares and writes stories according to
prescribed editorial style and format standards, and serves as fill-in host.
7. Interacts with senior management in the development, implementation and maintenance of
policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and
programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
8. Participates in the development and management of the News Department annual operating
budget.
9. Monitors equipment usage and ensures the maintenance of equipment inventories.
10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and
    responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education
    requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to problem solve, make immediate decisions and provide leadership skills and
    examples.
  • Ability to develop and deliver news reports and programs on-air and online.
    Knowledge of broadcast and web-based journalism principles and techniques.
  • Ability to supervise and train as many as 3 volunteer reporters, to include organizing,
    prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of on-air and online techniques/procedures, protocols, and standards.
  • Knowledge of news and public affairs radio program production.
  • Ability to collect, evaluate, and adapt news and public affairs items for incorporation into
    on-air and/or online content.
  • Ability to make broadcast programming decisions within defined parameters.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, conventions and protocols relating to the delivery of news
    and public affairs content.
  • Skill in the use of journalistic research and methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of editorial and ethical standards for the research and development of
    journalistic articles and/or presentations.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management
    principles and procedures.
  • Journalism writing skills.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.

Conditions of Employment

  • A valid OR or WA driver’s license will be required if a motor vehicle must be operated on the
    job.
  • Work, may on occasion, require travel throughout the state.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

 

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