Thank you for your interest. As a busy nonprofit, we are always in need of volunteers and interns.
MORNING EDITION HOST/NEWS REPORTER
THE STATION AND THE COMMUNITY
KBBI is an eclectic, community-licensed radio station, operating 24/7. Affiliations include NPR/PRI/APM and the Alaska Public Radio Network. We serve communities in the lower Cook Inlet area of southcentral Alaska. Located in Homer, KBBI works closely with KDLL in Kenai. Homer is located on Kachemak Bay – an arts, fishing and tourism community with a mild climate compared to much of Alaska. Opportunities for outdoor and indoor recreation are many.
1. Host Morning Edition Monday through Friday
a. Provide continuity during morning network programs.
b. Prepare and deliver scheduled morning 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 and KDLL 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.
b. Conduct interviews and produce news stories for daily newscasts .
c. Prepare news content, including photographs and text, for use on KBBI and KDLL websites.
d. Substitute for news director as necessary.
a. Produce KBBI and KDLL IDs, spots and announcements as directed.
b. Participate in regular air-check sessions with program director.
c. Attend staff meetings, assist with fundraising and volunteer events.
d. Other duties as assigned.
1. One year public radio and/or other relevant experience
2. Excellent announcing and production skills; attention to detail
3. Excellent computer skills, including audio production software
4. Familiarity with radio automation operations
5. Excellent interpersonal communication and team skills.
6. Ability to maintain early-morning work schedule; may include holidays and some weekends
Supervision: This position is supervised by the news director and works closely with the program director.
Classification: Regular Full-Time, Exempt
Salary Range: DOE; package includes health insurance, medical and leave benefits
TO apply: Send cover letter, resume, references and samples of work to: Aaron Selbig, KBBI News Director, 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.
On-air DJ volunteer: Email Kathleen at email@example.com or come to the station at 3913 Kachemak Way to pick up an aplication. We are just below Pioneer Ave and across the street from City Hall's parking lot.
Office/Marketing/Fundraising volunteer/intern: Send resume to Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 235-7721 x224 for more info.
Concert on the Lawn: Every year in July, we need 50 volunteers for this fun and spirited community weekend to support public radio. Online form coming soon. For now contact the station at 235-7721.