Job Opportunities

If you are interested in placing an opportunity on our site please send details to Paola Banchero.

 

Versatile journalists - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, a thrice-weekly newspaper in Wasilla, is seeking two energetic and multi-talented journalists to join our award-winning newsroom team in full-time positions.

The successful candidates will demonstrate strong writing, photography and organizational skills and the ability to put them to use in a team environment while reporting about a wide range of local topics. They will also have a deep understanding of community journalism and a strong desire to quickly and accurately turn around breaking news for an aggressive online presence.

You’ll need a working knowledge of AP style, be able to handle a camera in a pinch, understand the importance of social media, and have a clean, clear writing style that can make even the most confusing processes simple for readers to understand. Page layout and copy-editing skills are a plus.

The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman has a long history of publishing quality newspapers in a growing and dynamic community. If producing top-quality writing and working in a newsroom packed with talent appeals to you, please respond. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package, including health insurance, a company matching 401(k) program and a great working environment.

Please e-mail your resumé and cover letter to mark.kelsey@frontiersman.com.

 

Copy editor/page designer - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://www.newsminer.com) is seeking a full-time copy editor/page designer. The Daily News-Miner is a seven-day daily newspaper in the middle of Alaska's Interior. This is the second-largest newspaper in the largest state in the nation, and we cover a huge geographic range with a wide variety of stories.

Entry-level and first-year applicants who love designing pages are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of InDesign is a must.

E-mail your cover letter, resume and page design samples to Managing Editor Rod Boyce at editor@newsminer.com.

 

Play-by-Play Broadcaster for Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks baseball team

The Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks baseball team is seeking a play-by-play broadcaster. This Alaska Baseball League team has a 40-game schedule of evening games in the Chugiak, Palmer and Anchorage areas and a three-game schedule each in Fairbanks and Kenai. Twenty home games at the beautiful Loretta French Park in Chugiak. This is an excellent opportunity to add sports broadcasting to your work experience resume. Interested persons should contact General Manager Chris Beck, Chris.Beck@athletes in action.org, or call 937-352-1237. www.cerchinooks.com

 

College and Career Guide - Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

Application period closes Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Alaska time.

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education is seeking recent college graduates to serve as College & Career Guides in the Alaska College and Career Advising Corps (ACAC). These mentors advise and assist high school students with college and career exploration, curricular choices, and the full spectrum of enrollment, admission and financial aid processes for education and training after high school. The ultimate goal of the ACAC program is to increase the number of high school students who graduate and then enroll in and complete postsecondary education. The program focuses on serving underserved populations.

We will be hiring to fill open positions placed in high schools in: Anchorage, Bethel, Kodiak, Kenai/Nikiski, Lathrop.                   

The individual selected will work independently and as part of a team to accomplish the following:

  • Promote the value and options for education and training after high school
  • Conduct classroom presentations, parent nights, campus field trips, and other related activities
  • Conduct one-to-one and small group advising with students on career exploration, curricular choices, and financial aid options
  • Assess students' needs using various tools and strategies
  • Facilitate college entrance exam preparation
  • Assist students with postsecondary admission processes
  • Assist students with completing the FAFSA and scholarship applications
  • Promote and encourage student use of the Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS) and provide training to staff and students
  • Encourage advanced placement, tech prep, and other pre-college activities when applicable
  • Identify trends in student data to enhance program delivery
  • The ideal applicant will possess the following demonstrated strengths:

  • Knowledge of Alaska's higher education/career system, admission and financial aid processes
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Effective problem solving, multi-tasking and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to interact with peers, supervisors, parents, students and other parties in a professional and appropriate manner
  • The ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external partners
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office programs, internet research, and technology-based strategies for social marketing.
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required, as well as travel to remote communities with limited public accommodations.This is a range 14 position with salary based upon the cost of living in the geographical location of your assigned duty station. The duty stations and corresponding monthly salary is as follows: Anchorage $3,658.00 Bethel $5,487.00 Kodiak $4,060.00 Kenai/Nikiski $3,658.00 Lathrop $3,768.00

    College & Career Guides serve their assigned schools for up to two years. Upon successful completion of their first year, guides may be extended for a second one year term.Review of applications will start after the position closes. This is a multiple stage interview process that will take place throughout late April and May. We anticipate offering positions to successful candidates in early June with actual employment starting in mid-July 2014.

    For more details and to apply, please visit the job posting on Workplace Alaska.

     

    Assistant Communications Manager | Office of the Mayor, Municipality of Anchorage

    Summary:

    Applicants must be proficient in communications, project management, and strategic thinking. The ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to proofread and edit documentation. Applicants should have computing software knowledge including email, internet, MS Office, and common social media outlets. Must be a quick learner, able to adapt to various projects, detail-oriented, assertive, and above all have a desire to learn about the communications field.

    Essential Functions:

    • Write press releases,     talking points, scripts, and other promotional materials
    • Help manage social     media pages (Facebook and Twitter)
    • Take photos at public     events
    • Plan and assist with     media events
    • Develop and research     editorial calendars
    • Provide administrative,     clerical, and on-site event support as requested
    • Conduct research for     and prepare bi-monthly newsletter using Constant Contact
    • Assist the     Communications Director on any special projects as needed
    • Assist department director in the     development of a strategic communications plan to support the     organization's mission, goals and objectives.
    • Build and foster collaborative     relationships with other departments within the organization to stay     informed and abreast of new initiatives, products and services.
    • Review, research, and update the annual     news media and public relations policies.
    • Manage response strategy for social media     and comments on local news sites and blogs related to applicable topics.  
    • Oversee coordination of special media     events including hill briefings, writers seminars, press events, etc.
    • Establish monitoring criteria for news     broadcasts and social media.

    Work Environment
    This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, cell phones, photocopiers, and other forms of technology.  

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
    This is a full-time position. Days of work are Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel
    Travel is primarily local and conducted during the business day.

     

    Preferred Education and Experience

    Previous public relations, marketing and/or journalism experienced strongly preferred. 

     

    Applicants: Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to whittla@muni.org.

    If general requirements have been met, you will be contacted within one week.

     

    Master Control Operator - Vision Alaska I LLC (Anchorage)

    Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: laying programs and commercial spots, recording hit time of program segments and commercial breaks, and monitoring off-air digital and analog audio and video signals are a few of the responsibilities of our Master Control Operators. This position is entry-level and doesn't require a degree or a television background, although experience is preferred.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Manager, at njandon@youralaskalink.com.  

    Vision Alaska I LLC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of this station not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of the person's age, race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, or any other protected classes. Discriminatory practices are specifically prohibited by Vision Alaska I LLC and the Federal Communications Commission.

     

    Senior Producer, Native America Calling (Albuquerque, NM)

    Koahnic Broadcast Corp. seeks a producer to support the daily production 'Native America Calling' a live, one hour call-in talk show distributed to public radio stations around the country.

    Duties include: researching program topics, booking guests, conducting pre-interviews, writing scripts for the host, posting questions to the audience through social media sites, and screening calls when necessary. Participate in planning and research for series and special projects. Act as back-up host as needed. Work under the supervision of the Executive Producer of National Programs.

    - Must be able to generate compelling ideas for shows every week on a range of topics including news, arts, entertainment and culture.

    - Conduct independent research on program topics and potential guests using a range of resources, including printed material, broadcast material, and online materials such as articles, research papers, and government reports. Provide background materials to the NAC Host before broadcast.

    -Keep current on national news and trends, particularly in relation to Native Americans and Alaska Natives.

    Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university, communications degree preferred. At least one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    See full job description on our website: www.nativeamericacalling.com

     

    Anchorage Daily News Student Writing Opportunity

    The Anchorage Daily News is seeking individuals to write compelling stories on featured restaurants in the Anchorage area for the “Dining Out” section of Community Xtra!. Xtra!, read by approximately 64K households in the Anchorage area, is a weekly newspaper highlighting community, business, dining and health news.
    Ideal candidates will have completed a minimum of 6 credits in journalism courses with evidence of strong writing skills.
    We are looking for dependable individuals who possess exceptional writing/reporting skills with the ability to work on deadline. Must live in Anchorage. This is an unpaid assignment; meals at restaurants are paid for by ADN and writer’s name will be credited in the byline of each article.
    Please email resume and writing samples for review to:
    Aili Peyton