KIYU-AM/FM Program Director
Posted on 2015-11-16
By Alaska Broadcasters Association Alaska Broadcasters Association
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
- 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.
HOW TO APPLY:
Housing is included along with a competitive salary (negotiable) and a generous vacation package. Send cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
Big River Public Broadcasting and KIYU are equal opportunity employers.