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KDNK is Hiring a News Reporter and Public Affairs Coordinator

The News Reporter is the full-time, staff reporter and works alongside the News Director. The reporter is responsible for a variety of different beats, creates enterprise stories, and takes assignments from the News Director. The reporter also hosts NPR’s All Things Considered weekdays and Morning Edition as needed. Multimedia skills are a plus, including photography, and video production.

The News Reporter tells bigger-picture plus breaking news stories that affect people in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys and the West. Reports can be spots (one-source stories, interviews, voicers) or long-form, narrative radio stories, ranging from 3 - 6 minutes.

● Strong interest in local news
● Confidence in covering a wide variety of beats
● Ability to produce solid stories with a fast turn-around
● Strong research skills, familiarity with data and web-based research
● Knowledge of audio editing software (KDNK uses Adobe Audition) and scriptwriting software (Google Docs).
● Coverage of municipal/county government meetings as assigned
● 1 feature/week, 8 spots/month - more as needed
● Host NPR’s All Things Considered (5 - 6 PM weeknights)
● Host NPR’s Morning Edition (as needed)
● Produce/host one public affairs show/month
● Post news stories to the KDNK website
● Ability to prioritize tasks and practice effective time management
● Ability to take direction from others and be a self-starter
● Ability to communicate questions, comments, concerns effectively
● Flexibility to help with station operations when needed or directed.

Public Affairs Director -
5 hours/week Responsible for coordinating volunteer public affairs hosts for daily, half-hour shows plus some program downloading.

Expectations:
●Ability to work with varied interests and passions ● Ability to manage time between reporting and public affairs duties
● Familiarity with public affairs shows and podcasting formats
● Ability to help volunteers with topics and technical needs

Qualifications
● Bachelor’s degree in journalism and/or journalism experience at a newspaper, digital outlet, or radio station.
● Broadcast radio experience preferred

Salary/Benefits
● $42,500 annually
● $250/month health stipend
● Dental insurance
● Paid vacation plan after 3 months of full-time work

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter resume and three professional references to to News Director, Morgan Neely, morgan@kdnk.org.