780 AM | 96.1 FM | “Yours for Western Alaska”

Job Opportunity: General Manager

The KNOM Radio Mission Incorporated Board of Directors is seeking candidates for the position of KNOM General Manager. This position is located in Nome, Alaska.

A 19-time winner of the Catholic Academy for Communications Arts Professionals Gabriel Award for Radio Station of the Year, KNOM serves a wide area of Western Alaska with a 25,000 watt AM signal, along with 1,000 watt FM signal in Nome. The station’s mission statement – “encountering Christ, embracing culture, empowering growth, and engaging the listener” – reflects the broad range of programming that has become KNOM’s trademark over the past 49 years.

The station is organized as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation, with a volunteer board of directors serving as owners. The KNOM General Manager is directly responsible for all aspects of KNOM’s operations and serves under the Board of Directors.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 5 years professional broadcast experience required
  • Catholic radio managerial experience preferred
  • Skilled in leading a team, maintaining morale, and working professionally with staff
  • Awareness of non-commercial radio FCC rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of and respect for Catholic Church theology and teachings
  • Detail-oriented in radio production and writing skills
  • On-air presence and ability to speak clearly and smoothly
  • Experience in current non-profit fundraising and creating annual budgets
  • Willingness to maintain a good public relations presence in the community and region
  • Functional knowledge of computers, software, and standard broadcasting equipment

Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to the following):

  • Maintain and ensure compliance with non-commercial FCC licenses for KNOM-AM &FM
  • Oversee station programming to ensure that it is meeting the needs of listeners
  • Train staff and volunteers on KNOM’s mission and values, as well as policies and procedures
  • Perform on-air work as necessary
  • Chair monthly management team meetings and weekly meetings of all staff
  • Assist KNOM Board of Directors in strategic planning efforts
  • Develop short and long-term planning with staff to meet strategic plan
  • Assist in the creation of annual budgets
  • Oversee maintenance projects for all KNOM properties, equipment, and archives
  • Seek out and maintain underwriting relationships with businesses and organizations

Salary begins at $84,000 per year, but will ultimately be determined by the Board based on the successful candidate’s qualifications. Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage
  • Allowances for personal leave and vacation
  • Optional participation in a 403(B) retirement plan
  • Use of company vehicle in Nome

If you are interested in applying or learning more about this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and air-check/voice sample to gmsearch@knom.org.

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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