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KDLL-FM Morning Host/Reporter

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The KDLL Morning Edition Host/Reporter combines excellence in announcing and journalism skills, serving as the local voice of KDLL during the morning news. The host provides continuity during KDLL morning programs by incorporating local elements into the broadcast (underwriting, promotion, news, weather, features). In addition, the host, working under direction of the News Director, provides Central Kenai Peninsula and state-wide audiences with professional coverage of breaking news, events, and feature stories from the studios at KDLL.

REPORTS TO: News Director
CLASSIFICATION: Regular Full-time, Exempt
SALARY RANGE: $33,500 - $36,000 per year, DOE
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave

RESPONSIBILITIES:

MORNING NEWS HOST:

  1. Serves as on-air host during KDLL weekday morning news programming.
  2. Operates broadcast equipment to air prerecorded/live programming; airs EAS tests as required, understands and acts on emergency procedures; records transmitter readings.
  3. Gathers and prepares news items, delivers live newscasts as scheduled and records additional newscasts as appropriate.
  4. Prepares and reads forward promotion, weather, and underwriting announcements.
  5. Maintains logs for FCC transmitter, Emergency Alert System (EAS), and program during shift.
  6. Prepares recorded breaks, including community calendar, local weather, station ID, etc. as directed.
  7. Conducts pitching and board operations during on-air membership drives.

NEWS REPORTING:

  1. Investigates, write and produce local news for broadcast on KDLL and/or posting on the KDLL web site, under the direction of the News Director.
  2. As assigned, contributes local news of regional, statewide or national interest to APRN, NPR, or any other appropriate news partners.
  3. Stays apprised of municipal, community and educational events in the Central Kenai Peninsula area for possible coverage.
  4. Is familiar and in compliance with FCC guidelines and regulations pertinent to news production and general broadcasting.
  5. Substitutes for the News Director as necessary.

OTHER:

  1. Monitors sources for “special coverage” events and makes appropriate program changes as directed by supervisor.
  2. Checks established sources for messages regarding promos, impaired feeds, rundowns, etc.
  3. Produces and anchors local public affairs interest programs as directed by the New Director.
  4. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years news journalism experience or equivalent.
  • Excellent announcing and production skills; attention to detail.
  • Good computer skills; familiarity with digital audio editing software.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team skills.
  • Typical shift is 5:00 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Flexibility to work occasional nights, weekends, and holidays.

PREFERRED

  • Public radio experience.
  • Morning Edition and All Things Considered hosting experience.
  • Reporting experience in the Kenai Peninsula and/or Alaska.
  • Experience with Adobe Audition.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume, cover letter, references, mp3’s of air checks and stories, and scripts to Tony Gorman, General Manager, at tgorman@kdll.org no later than January 23rd, 2016.
For more information about the job, please call (907) 283-8433 or email Tony Gorman, General Manager, at tgorman@kdll.org.
KDLL-FM is an equal opportunity employer.

DEADLINE: 2016-01-23