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KIYU-AM/FM, Operations Assistant


About Us:

Big River Public Broadcasting is a community radio network of stations based out of KIYU in Galena, AK. Our network of transmitters serves the Yukon-Koyukuk region of the Interior of Alaska with a Variety format of Public Radio programming, music, community and news programming among other offerings. We also share and create programming for other Alaskan radio stations.

We are located 280 miles “off the road system” from Fairbanks in the active community of Galena, which has a thriving school system and offers all of the great outdoor activities you come to expect in the Last Frontier.

Classification: Regular Full time, Non-exempt

Salary range: DOE; includes health insurance, reasonable use of station vehicle, great leave benefits as well as housing if needed(*).



On-air hosting
Hosting of local daily community affairs program
Filling various on-air local inserts during network programming
Play by play of basketball (or willingness to learn)
Monitor sources for special coverage of breaking news/information
Voice station promotional announcements
On-air pitching during membership drive
News gathering/reporting

Download and edit daily/weekly shows and load into station automation
Monitor station automation and transmitters and troubleshoot problems
Create and edit on-air clocks in automation
Daily and weekly scheduling of logs
Assist in planning and execution of special events on and off the air

Assist in keeping station tidy
Answer phones, e-mails and greet people in office in a professional manner and deliver messages appropriately
Help maintain office materials and documents as needed
Make deliveries for radio station
Assist in station’s gaming activities

The above duties are not an exhaustive list. There will be other reasonable duties as prescribed by the General Manager.



High school diploma
At least one year radio and/or other relevant experience
Excellent communication skills
Good speaking voice
Outgoing personality and willing to engage in the community
Familiarity with Radio automation and other office computer systems
Ability to maintain flexible work schedule including early-mornings and/or evenings: may include weekends and holidays
Current driver license 


To apply: Send cover letter, resume, references and relevant work samples to: Brian Landrum, KIYU General Manager, at, or mail documents to P.O Box 165, Galena, AK. 99741.


This position is open until filled. Application materials will be reviewed as they arrive and chosen applicants will be contacted.

Big River Public Broadcasting is an EOE.

*if local applicant is chosen and applicant has current housing, this option does not apply.

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2018-03-01