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KIYU-AM/FM Program Director

Big River Public Broadcasting located in Galena Alaska is seeking a Program Director to be part of our unique and growing facility. We are located in Galena Alaska, a remote village of 500 people 280 miles from the nearest road system. Galena has general merchandise stores, churches, a heated indoor Olympic-sized swimming pool, a modern health and dental center, a bar, bed & breakfast lodgings, schools, coffee shop, City Municipal Offices, Tribal government offices (Louden), regional Native organizations, youth organizations, a Magistrate Court, State Troopers and other governmental offices.

Our facility includes a Full Service Public Radio station with a network of transmitters across the region, a full-time music station, a low-power TV station among other offerings. Although we are in a remote location, Galena is a forward moving community with an emphasis on education as it is home to the Galena Interior Learning Academy, a boarding school with 275 students from across rural Alaska. Our broadcast services are a vital lifeline to communities along the Yukon River. Through our network of stations and transmitters we serve a growing number of Alaska Villages as well as a program provider for radio service in Fairbanks.


Big River Public Broadcasting in Galena Alaska seeks a Program Director. The successful candidate hired will be responsible for:

  • Managing daily technical radio station operations
  • Assist station manager in routine station duties
  • Update website with daily community information
  • Serve as local host for various music shows or NPR local inserts
  • Assist with on-air fundraising
  • Assist in filing all necessary quarterly issues and reports
  • Manage a small staff and volunteers
  • Assist and coordinate in local community events
  • Communicate with public and community leaders


Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years' experience working in a radio station
  • Familiarity with radio station equipment, including digital consoles and automation systems
  • Familiarity with public radio programs and sound
  • Experience with on-air features and interviews
  • Forward thinking; fluent in technology
  • Ability to work in remote locations and extreme weather conditions.

The ideal candidate should be able to perform numerous duties in a broadcast environment including some simple engineering, on-air, promotions, news, and housekeeping, among other duties. Candidate should also be an out-going individual and be willing to immerse themselves in the community. Candidate should also have respect for various cultures.

Housing is included along with a competitive salary (negotiable) and a generous vacation package. Send cover letter and resume to:
Big River Public Broadcasting and KIYU are equal opportunity employers.

DEADLINE: 2016-01-15