KTOO Public Media, Alaska Energy Reporter

Fairbanks, AK
Posted: 2017-08-02

Description:

KTOO Public Media is recruiting for an experienced journalist for Alaska’s Energy Desk, our Alaska Regional Journalism Collaboration (RJC), funded by a major grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.   The partner organizations have dedicated a team of reporters, editors and producers to provide in-depth coverage of energy and environment issues in Alaska for statewide and national audiences. Topics will include resource development, energy in rural areas, the state budget, the Arctic, climate change and federal-state policy issues, among others.  This is an exciting opportunity to work on a high impact news capacity-building effort at a dynamic time in Alaska.  

This position will be a KTOO employee who will work from the newsroom of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Fairbanks, Alaska, with occasional travel to the North Slope with the support of KBRW, Barrow. The reporter will complement our ten-member team. This position is TERM FUNDED for 12 months with the possibility of extending beyond the initial year.

 

 

The Alaska’s Energy Desk collaboration is a partnership between five media organizations.  Managing partner  KTOO in Juneau operates the 360 North statewide public affairs channel and three public radio stations – KTOO, KRNN and KXLL. Anchorage-based Alaska Public Media operates APRN, the statewide news network, along with KSKA-FM and KAKM-TV. KUCB operates KUCB radio and TV in the remote Aleutian Island community of Unalaska.  The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner has been the journalistic voice of Interior Alaska for over a hundred years in print and now online. KBRW operates the northernmost public radio station in Alaska serving all of the North Slope communities across 88,000 square miles.

Deadline: Open until filled with an initial screening of applicants on August 25, 2017.  Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Salary:   Depending on experience, plus competitive benefits including health insurance, retirement plan, paid leave and holidays. 

 

Responsibilities:

The News Reporter will work closely with the Managing Editor and the content team to:

Cover specific beats and report on local, regional and state issues relating to energy and environment in Alaska.
Produce news reports for a variety of media platforms including radio, television, print, web and social media.
Work on special media events and audience engagement projects. 

Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications

News reporting, writing, editing, interviewing and media production skills for broadcast, web or print. (R)
Knowledge of Alaska issues, trends and interests. (P)
Ability to present stories in multiple media formats, including digital platforms, TV and radio. (R)
Ability to think creatively about telling stories on complex issues in new and engaging ways. (R)
Ability to work under pressure and on deadline. (R)
A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field. (P)

Contact:

Apply online at http://www.ktoo.org/job-opportunities/apply-online/. KTOO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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