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Current Openings


Full-time (40 hours/week), permanent position
Applications accepted until position filled

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KNOM AM & FM in Nome, Alaska, under KNOM Radio Mission, Inc., is seeking a creative, team-oriented journalist to join award-winning KNOM as a News Director. This position is responsible for day-to-day operation of KNOM’s broadcast news programming and online news content at KNOM.org. The news director acts as supervisor for the news staff and leads station-wide efforts including Iditarod race coverage, KNOM’s call-in show, and more.


Interested candidates are encouraged to explore this website (knom.org) to gain insight into KNOM’s mission and programming. KNOM is an equal opportunity employer.

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Download: KNOM job application (Microsoft Word .doc file)
Download: This job listing (as a Microsoft Word .docx file)

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To apply: Send materials requested in application to Ric Schmidt at generalmanager@knom.org or by mail to Ric Schmidt, General Manager, KNOM, PO Box 988, Nome, AK 99762.

More Information

Any new openings for permanent positions will be posted here.

If you’d like to join our mission as a full-time volunteer, get more information and an application on the volunteer section of our website. Nearly all of our staff members got their start at KNOM – and in many cases, their start in radio entirely! – by working in our long-standing volunteer program.

You’ll also find information about the KNOM volunteer program on Idealist.org and the website for the Catholic Volunteer Network.

Additional job postings (beyond KNOM) may be available on the website of the Alaska Broadcasters Association.

EEO Information

KNOM Radio Mission, Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and complies fully with the Federal Communication Commission’s guidelines on fairness in hiring. We’re committed to diversity in our workplace.

Download our equal-employment opportunity (EEO) public file report in PDF format (last updated September 21, 2016).

This page last updated Wednesday, September 21, 2016.