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Alaska Public Radio Network - Washington DC Reporter

JOB DESCRIPTION:
PLEASE NOTE - Position Location is Washington, DC. Alaska Public Radio Network, part of Alaska Public Media, has an immediate opening for Washington DC Reporter. The Washington, DC reporter will be responsible for covering the activities of Alaska`s congressional delegation as well as other legislative and federal issues affecting Alaska, including, but not limited to: laws/policy/judicial rulings concerning Native issues; federal lands; oceans; mining; resource extraction including gas and oil; commercial and sport fishing; wildlife; arctic climate change; campaigns and elections, including fundraising and finance.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Washington DC Reporter will:

  • Report and produce news and feature stories for APRN, APRN stations, Alaskapublic.org, and KAKM-TV.
  • Capture audio, shoot photographs and video, and edit multimedia packages.
  • Post news stories and other material on Alaskapublic.org.
  • Take part in various news, public affairs and election programs for radio, TV and Web.
  • Periodically host or anchor news or public affairs programs.
  • Help implement social media initiatives - such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Collaborate with other APTI staff on various news and public affairs projects.
  • Work comfortably and effectively in a distant bureau setting and a team-based environment.
  • Meet deadlines, abide by AP style, and uphold professional journalistic standards.

REQUIREMENTS:
Required Qualifications:

  • Experience working in radio; proven ability to write and read broadcast copy; executive live reports; and host two-ways.
  • Experience with Windows operating systems and software, and digital audio editing software.
  • Working understanding of Alaska`s economic scene, geography, politics, history, and culture, or working understanding of Congress and Washington, DC.
  • Ability to work collegially with multiple stakeholders and audiences.
  • Work effectively in a distant bureau setting and professionally in a team-based atmosphere.
  • Application of high journalistic standards and news judgment. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Skill in on-air performance and audio production.
  • Understanding of reporting (writing, photography, video) for the Web.
  • Competency in broadcasting operations and editing (audio, video, photo) software.
  • Familiarity with public radio news and programming.
  • On-camera experience is a plus.

HOW TO APPLY:
For full job description see our website www.alaskapublic.org/contactus. Send cover letter and resume to hr@alaskapublic.org. Refer to AB1401 in subject line. Alaska Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is opened until filled.

DEADLINE: 2013-10-19