Career Opportunities at KHOL

KHOL is growing – and we’d love to hear from you!

We’re a small, independent public media organization in one of the most beautiful places in the country. 

Over the past few years, KHOL has grown from a nearly entirely volunteer-run music station to an affiliate of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with a staff of seven. Our newsroom is small but mighty: we’ve won multiple accolades from RTDNA’s Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Society of Professional Journalists, PMJA and LION Publishers. KHOL reporters regularly file to the statewide NPR affiliate Wyoming Public Media, the NPR newscast and stations across the Mountain West through the Rocky Mountain Community Radio (RMCR) collaborative. Our primary coverage area is western Wyoming and eastern Idaho.

While people are indeed drawn to Jackson Hole for the area’s scenic charm and recreational opportunities, residents are also deeply civically engaged. Our audience demands context, nuance and perspective when it comes to the area’s pressing issues—a historic housing crisis, the growing pains of a conservation mecca reliant on a tourism-based economy, massive economic inequality, climate change and marginalized populations fighting for a seat at the table, just to name a few. 

Previous KHOLers have gone on to work for NPR, the Mountain West News Bureau, Wyoming Public Media, attend law school and even travel the world as freelancers! 

We offer a flexible schedule and workplace with a combination of remote and in-person work.

Freelance Reporters

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Have a story idea for KHOL? We’re looking for audio and digital features primarily focused on Teton County, Wyoming, or Teton County, Idaho. Housing, tourism, local politics, climate change, wildlife and recreation are some of the major topics we cover.  Jackson is also about 30% Latino, and we would love to expand our bilingual coverage of that community.

Here are some examples of successful recent freelance stories and interviews:

An Encore for Pierre’s Theatre in Victor

One of Jackson’s Few Mexican Bakeries Faces Uncertain Future (también en español)

Author Tom Turiano to Update Landmark Backcountry Ski Guidebook

Visiting Artist Horacio Rodriguez Takes on Immigration Policy Through Clay

Juanita’s Market Offers a Taste of Mexico in Victor

Reporting can be done remotely, but freelancers will ideally be based in the Mountain West and/or have a strong familiarity with the region.


$400 for a feature, web and audio, 4 – 6 minutes$250 for superspots, web and audio, 2+ sources, 2 – 3 minutes$150 for two-way, web and audio$100 for spots w/ narration and 1 source$75 for spots w/o narration and 1 source  + $50 for photos

How to Submit Pitches:

First, email Dante Filpula Ankney at explaining your connection to the Mountain West and prior journalism experience. Please include your resume. It’s okay not to send a specific pitch in your first email–we just want to hear from interested contributors! (But if you do have a pitch: Great!)


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

As a public radio station funded and supported by the community, KHOL knows that cultivating a diverse team of employees and volunteers is essential to understanding and serving the multifaceted communities of western Wyoming and eastern Idaho. 

KHOL is committed to recruiting and retaining talented, dedicated and diverse staff, governing body, Community Advisory Board and volunteer corps through our core belief in valuing difference and by promoting an environment of inclusion. We seek diversity in cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds, personal experiences, age, gender and sexuality, ability and skills that reflect the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by KHOL. 

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