KDNK is Hiring a Full-Time Reporter

Jun 4, 2021

KDNK is looking for a full-time news reporter - 

Now’s your chance to join the award-winning news team!

Please send cover letter and resumé/CV to: 

News Director Amy Hadden Marsh (amy@kdnk.org). 

Application period closes at 5 PM Friday, June 18, 2021. 

Hiring date: on or about July 5, 2021

KDNK Full-Time News Reporter Job Description  

News Reporter - 40  hours/week
The KDNK 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 and NPR’s Morning Edition as needed. Photography and video skills are a plus. Bilingual a plus but not necessary for hiring.

The KDNK News Reporter tells bigger-picture plus breaking news stories that affect people in the Roaring Fork/Colorado River valleys and the West. Reports can be spots (one-source stories, 2-ways, voicers) or long-form, narrative radio stories, ranging from 3 - 6 minutes. 

The full-time reporter is accountable to the KDNK News Director on the managerial level and the Executive Director overall. 


Expectations

  • Strong interest in local news

  • Confidence in covering a wide variety of beats

  • Ability to produce solid stories, at times 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 or assigned

  • Host NPR’s All Things Considered (5 - 6 PM weeknights) at least 3/wk

  • Host NPR’s Morning Edition (as needed)

  • Produce/host one public affairs show/month 

  • Post news stories to the KDNK website  

  • Attendance at news staff meeting Mondays 10 AM, Thursday w/News Director

  • Attendance at KDNK staff meeting Tuesdays 2:30 PM

  • 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. 

Salary/Benefits

  • $42,500 annually 

  • $250/month health stipend

  • Dental insurance

  • Paid vacation plan after 6 months of full-time work

KDNK is an equal opportunity employer