KYUK AM

Careers and Opportunities

KYUK is seeking a news reporter to cover the stories of Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskowim Delta. KYUK is a public radio and television station, broadcasting in English and Yup’ik, the indigenous regional language. KYUK is the only station in the country hosting daily indigenous language newscasts. We serve approximately 22,000 predominately Yup’ik listeners across the Delta, home to 56 Alaska Native communities, an area about the size of Oregon.

We have a small newsroom with a news director, two reporters, and a website copy editor all overseen by two managing editors with over 80 years of combined journalism experience.

Our news pillars include local politics, subsistence hunting and fishing, climate change, natural resources, education, tribal issues, Yup’ik culture, and sled dog racing.

The news reporter will be responsible for producing daily stories, hosting newscasts and special programs, and uploading content to the station’s website and social media. Alaska reporting experience and Yup’ik proficiency is preferred but not required.

To learn about working as a KYUK news reporter, read this Transom essay by KYUK News Director Anna Rose MacArthur: http://transom.org/2016/reporting-rural-alaska/

To learn about our Managing Editors, read this article about their decades of journalism: http://kyuk.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/steve-heimel-and-johanna-eurich-join-kyuk-news-team

To apply please send a letter of interest, resume, three references, and three news audio samples to annarose@kyuk.org.