Career Opportunities at KHOL

Freelance Reporters

KHOL has an immediate need for freelancers with radio experience to report local 4-5-minute feature stories and/or two-way interviews primarily focused on Teton County, Wyoming, or Teton County, Idaho, for inclusion in our weekly podcast Jackson Unpacked. We are open to your ideas on the subject matter–though housing, tourism, local politics, climate change, wildlife and recreation are some of our major coverage areas–as long as it’s a good story and relevant to our listeners. 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.

How to Submit Pitches:

First, email KHOL Executive Director Emily Cohen at emily@jhcr.org explaining your connection to the Mountain West and prior radio 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!)

Compensation:

KHOL pays $400 per feature story. Freelancers will be expected to independently report, script and produce their stories (with support from the news director) and provide web copy.

KHOL pays $150 per two-way interview, which requires edited audio and a cleaned-up transcript for web copy.

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