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January 29, 2024
Job Title: News Reporter
Station: KSJD
Location: Cortez, Colorado
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled
Salary Range: $40,000 – $43,000 annual salary depending on experience

Job Description:

KSJD’s News Reporter is responsible for reporting and producing local news for our listeners in Cortez, Colorado and the Four Corners region.

This position is under the supervision of the Executive Director, with editorial support from the Managing Editor of Rocky Mountain Community Radio (RMCR) and other journalists in the RMCR network. RMCR includes stations in Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming and New Mexico. Applicants must live near or be willing to relocate to the Cortez, CO area. We will not accept applications from those wanting to work fully remote/virtual, as a physical presence in the region is required.

This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who’s eager to start or continue their career in radio reporting or journalism in general. KSJD’s listening area in the Four Corners is located in what many experts call a “news desert,” meaning there’s a lack of substantial news reporting going on for communities that desperately need it. It’s also one of the most culturally diverse – and complex – places in the southwestern U.S.

The Four Corners region is perfect for someone who enjoys the outdoors and rural living. The weather here is hard to beat, with over 300 days of sunshine each year. It is home to Mesa Verde National Park and adjacent to both the San Juan Mountains and the deserts and canyon country of southeast Utah. It’s also home to four sovereign tribal nations, the Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute reservations, and the Navajo Nation. Idyllic western towns like Telluride, Moab, and Durango are all within a couple hours’ drive from KSJD in downtown Cortez.

We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, age, economic circumstance, ethnicity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, religion, and sexual orientation to apply.

Send required application materials to: tom@ksjd.org
Address application materials to: News Reporter at KSJD