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Job Opportunity: Lead Reporter

Position: Lead Reporter
Hours: Full time, 40 hours/week, Exempt
Location: Nome, AK
Reports to: News Director
Opening/Closing: Job posted May 25, 2018; open until filled


The Lead Reporter serves as KNOM’s primary journalist for Western Alaska and is responsible for anchoring daily and weekly newscasts on KNOM AM & FM. The Lead Reporter assists the News Director in training and coaching KNOM volunteer fellows.


  1. Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. 1 year professional broadcasting experience.
  3. Experience with Adobe Audition software.
  4. Knowledge of current news standards.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work independently and on a small team.
  6. Ability to operate all broadcast equipment in the KNOM station building.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Anchor daily newscasts, weather recordings, and breaking news events.
  • Write and produce news content for daily newscasts.
  • Attend and report on city, regional, and statewide meetings.
  • Travel throughout Western Alaska to identify news tips and cover stories relevant to the region.
  • Host live call-in shows addressing issues affecting Western Alaska.
  • Ensure news content meets FCC guidelines and fulfills mission of KNOM.
  • Report to News Director to ensure online content meets needs of knom.org audience.
  • Some evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To Apply

Send a complete cover letter, resume, and aircheck through KNOM’s job application form.

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KNOM’s Mission

“Encountering Christ, embracing culture, empowering growth, and engaging the listener.” Operating as the oldest Catholic radio station in the country, KNOM values being a friend and companion, providing respectful service based on Catholic ideals. We’re KNOM: Yours for Western Alaska.

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