KRBD-FM in Ketchikan, Alaska, is hiring a full-time news reporter.

KRBD is the community radio station for Ketchikan.  Local news is a vital part of the service we provide to southern Southeast Alaska. Our ideal candidate is self-motivated, efficient, accurate, compassionate, and passionate about producing community news.

A sense of humor, too, always helps.

KRBD is a small station with a high priority on news. The news reporter produces the local news in collaboration with CoastAlaska and Alaska Public Media.

KRBD’s news reporter works with the CoastAlaska regional news team, which includes six Alaska news stations.  The CoastAlaska Regional News Director provides editorial supervision and news gathering and production support.

Salary DOE. Range begins at $37,000 a year with competitive health and retirement benefits.

The application period will remain open until the position is filled. The deadline for the first round of applicant screenings is July 11. Please review the position description before applying.

Interested applicants should send cover letters, resumes and examples of work to pos1@krbd.org.

More about us: KRBD is a member of CoastAlaska, Inc., a regional public broadcasting organization consisting of six member stations. CoastAlaska provides administrative, financial, development, engineering and technical support services to member stations. KRBD is locally owned and operated by Rainbird Community Broadcasting, Inc., with support from CoastAlaska.

KRBD is associated with National Public Radio and Alaska Public Media. The station enjoys strong community support and has many volunteers providing content and assisting in fundraising activities. KRBD also serves as the LP1 for our listening area and we sit at the table of our Local Emergency Planning Committee, LEPC. Public safety for island communities such as ours is of the utmost importance.

Located in the Tongass National Forest on Revillagigedo Island in Southeast Alaska, Ketchikan’s population is 13,000. KRBD’s total listening audience includes Metlakatla Craig, Klawock, Hydaburg, Thorne Bay, and Hollis via translators serving an additional 5,000 people and as well as the maritime fishing and shipping fleet.

As a temperate rainforest, the moderate temperatures of the Tongass produce lush foliage and allow for fantastic outdoor opportunities in fishing, hunting, camping, boating and hiking nearly year-round. The lushness comes from, on average, 160 inches of precipitation per year. Ketchikan is home to a thriving arts and music community, with great schools and a booming tourism industry. We also have a U.S. Coast Guard base protecting the waters of the Inside Passage, and a world-renowned fishing industry supported by numerous fish processors. Ketchikan is also a shipping hub for many surrounding communities, as well as a regional medical hub for southern Southeast Alaska.

Rainbird Community Broadcasting, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.