KFSK News Director
About Petersburg, Alaska
KFSK is seeking a Newsroom Director to manage the news department covering Alaska’s Little Norway. Petersburg is located among the forested islands and mountains of Alaska’s beautiful Inside Passage on the northern tip of Mitkof Island. It’s a small, vibrant town with about 3,100 permanent residents, located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Petersburg’s day-to-day atmosphere is that of a busy fishing village. Fishing and pleasure boats dominate the waters around Petersburg. Our town is off-the-beaten-path of the large cruise ships, which cannot navigate the Wrangell Narrows, a winding scenic waterway between Mitkof and Kupreanof Islands.
Petersburg offers outstanding opportunities for hiking, backpacking, fishing and boating with nearby glaciers, surrounded by the natural beauty of Alaska. This is a unique opportunity in a beautiful small town with a community radio station that plays an integral part of the culture and fabric of the town.
Come work for a 45 years-strong pillar of Southeast Alaska community radio. We are growing our coverage, and garnered widespread community support due to the visionary management of the board of directors and hard-working staff. Our news department provides the only daily source of news in our area. Ideal candidates have strong management skills and the ability to produce high-quality news and public affairs programming.
KFSK enjoys widespread community support with volunteers hosting music programs, producing podcasts and creating connections through productions with the many nonprofits in the community.
About the Position
You will execute an editorial agenda to fulfill our public service journalism mission of delivering news whether it is fisheries, forestry, local government, education or in-depth enterprise stories. We strive to keep our community informed, entertained and enlightened.
Our ideal candidate is an innovative, creative, collaborative, solutions-oriented newsroom manager with excellent news judgment and editing skills. You are a leader with the ability to see the big picture while juggling multiple priorities. You’re highly organized and able to remain calm under pressure.
- Journalistic experience - 5 years, some of which must be public radio or broadcast.
- 3+ years experience in a newsroom leadership role preferred.
- Strong judgment and understanding of journalistic standards, practices and ethics required.
- Excellent management skills and experience; substantial supervisory roles in a daily news organization
- Proven record of telling stories for diverse communities
- Meticulous organizational skills; experience managing multi-platform news
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or equivalent experience or a combination of education and experience.
Salaried Position, benefits and housing assistance
The expected salary for this position ranges from $46-64,000 plus benefits, which include employee and dependent health care coverage, 20 weeks of parental leave, paid holidays and personal leave days, medical and vacation leave and a 403 B retirement plan. Housing is also available until you get settled and find your own housing.
Submit resume and audio samples to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information or if you have questions, feel free to call 907-772-3808 or 888-772-3808 KFSK Community Radio