Jackson Hole Community Radio has an immediate opening for a dynamic journalist. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an invigorated, growing public media organization in one of the most beautiful places in the country.
People are indeed drawn to Jackson Hole for the area’s scenic charm and recreational opportunities, but residents are also deeply civically engaged. Teton County voter turnout hovers around 96%, and listeners demand 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.
The reporter/producer will help uncover and capture the untold angles of these and other meaningful stories through creative and informative radio. They will help produce a daily four-minute newscast, report in-depth features and work on special projects ranging from long-term investigations to multimedia packages and podcasts.
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 five. Our newsroom is small but mighty: The station was recently awarded its first-ever Regional Edward R. Murrow Award and KHOL reporters regularly file to the statewide NPR affiliate Wyoming Public Media, the NPR newscast and Rocky Mountain Community Radio (RMCR) collaborative. Our primary coverage area is western Wyoming and eastern Idaho.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work in close collaboration with the KHOL news director to help shape the newsroom’s editorial blueprint
- Pitch, report, script and produce daily newscasts on local and regional news and about one feature story per week
- Support weekly production of KHOL’s flagship podcast Jackson Unpacked
- Produce freelancer and volunteer content (including two-way interviews and feature stories) as needed
- Reformat radio scripts to post as web stories, including occasionally doing so for stories by other reporters in the RMCR network
- Help run KHOL’s social media accounts (namely Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) by writing and scheduling news-related posts
- Contact, interview and cultivate relationships with an array of sources
- Represent the station at public events and forums
- Stay informed on local, regional, national and international news
- Opportunity to pitch to national and regional shows as time allows
Skills and Experience:
- Outstanding news judgment and a passion for local news
- An ear for what makes a compelling radio story
- Excellent radio and digital writing skills and ability to distill complex information
- Multimedia experience preferred; Basic photography skills required
- Strong on-air presence for recorded narration and live interviews
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends
- A commitment to ethical, accurate journalism (KHOL adheres to the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics)
- At least two years of journalism experience
- At least one year of daily radio reporting experience
- Proficiency with Adobe Audition (which KHOL uses), ProTools or another similar audio editing software
- Bilingual Spanish and English fluency
- Familiarity with the Mountain West
The position is full-time. The hiring range for this position is $45 – $53k and will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s prior experience. We offer generous paid time off, a ski pass, a flexible schedule and workspace, as well as health benefits.
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.
How to Apply:
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, three professional references and links to three recent clips to firstname.lastname@example.org. The review process will begin immediately. For best consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by July 1.