KBBI-AM, Host/News Reporter
KBBI is an eclectic, community-licensed radio station, operating 24/7. Affiliations include NPR/PRI/APM and the Alaska Public Radio Network. We serve diverse communities on the Kenai Peninsula of southcentral Alaska, including remote Alaska Native and Russian Old Believer villages. Located in Homer, KBBI works closely with other public radio stations in the APRN system. Homer is located on Kachemak Bay – an arts, fishing and tourism community with a mild climate compared to much of Alaska. Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound.
Supervision: This position is supervised by the News Director and works closely with the Content Director.
Classification: Regular Full-Time, Non - Exempt
Salary Range: DOE; package includes health insurance, medical and leave benefits.
a. Provide continuity during network programs.
b. Prepare and deliver scheduled newscasts, community calendars, marine and local weather.
c. Maintain FCC transmitter log, Emergency Alert System (EAS) log, and program log during shift.
d. Record modules for broadcast on KBBI as needed (community calendar, Fish & Game announcements, etc).
e. Pitching and board operations during on-air membership drives.
f. Monitor sources for special coverage events and change programs as directed by supervisor.
g. Check established sources for messages regarding promos, impaired feeds, rundowns, etc.
2. News Reporting
a. Prepare news stories on a variety of beats relevant to the Kenai Peninsula, as assigned by the news director. Beats could include oil & gas, environment & climate change, city and borough government, education, outdoors, healthcare, and bussines.
b. Conduct interviews and produce news stories for daily newscasts .
c. Prepare news content, including photographs and text, for use on KBBI and partner websites and for sharing via social media.
d. Substitute for news director as necessary.
a. Produce KBBI IDs, spots and announcements as directed.
b. Participate in regular air-check sessions with content director.
c. Attend staff meetings, assist with fundraising and volunteer events.
d. Produce local public affairs programming as needed.
e. Regularly conduct live broadcasts.
f. Other duties as assigned.
1. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
2. At least one year public radio and/or other relevant experience.
3. Excellent announcing and production skills; attention to detail.
4. Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Word, Adobe Auditon, iMedia Touch.
5. Familiarity with radio automation operations.
6. Excellent interpersonal communication and team skills.
7. Ability to maintain flexible work schedule including early-mornings and/or evenings; may include holidays and weekends.
To apply: Send cover letter, resume, references and 3 work samples to: Terry Rensel, KBBI General Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail your documents to 3913 Kachemak Way, Homer, AK 99603.
This position is open until filled. Application materials will be reviewed as they arrive. KBBI-AM/Kachemak Bay Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer.