Northern Community Radio Job Opportunity
Job Title: Production Assistant
Supervisor: Program Director
FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Location: Bemidji and/or Grand Rapids
Produce and edit programs and program segments.
Directly assists in production of the Morning Show.
Maintain and create content for Northern
Community Radio's websites and social media. Help
perform administrative tasks. Function as member of
Assist the community access coordinator in the production of the Morning Show. This can include production of interviews, talkbacks, music and other program elements, on-air and online;
Produce or edit a variety of other segments, modules and content for broadcast;
Assist the program director in managing, promoting and adding content to the organization's online and social media sites;
Prepare, print and post public service announcements for on-air use and online calendars;
Assist the program director with recordkeeping and other administrative tasks;
Occasional on-air host for news and public affairs programs, music programs, cultural and other programs;
Assist in preparing comprehensive weather forecasts for volunteers, logging programs for the FCC issues and programs list, copying forms, preparing programs for broadcast, recording breaks for automation;
Assist in training volunteers, interns or other staff as requested;
Function as part of on-air fundraising team to plan and implement membership drives;
Attend staff meetings and other meetings and events of the organization;
Support the activities of other staff that will assist in efforts to achieve overall success for Northern Community Radio in carrying out its mission.
Perform other job-related activities as requested by
Knowledge of local community and audience;
Experience managing/adding content to websites, photo editing, and audio production;
Solid web design sensibility;
Understanding of best practices in organizational use of social media
Basic familiarity with radio production tools and understanding of production concepts;
Ability to communicate in a timely and productive
fashion, both verbally and in writing;
Ability to keep logs and other documents associated
with radio broadcasting:
Skill in creating, hosting, or performing on-air programs which meet criteria established by the organization's board of directors;
Ability to work as part of a team to implement
Basic understanding of the editorial and community access philosophy of the organization.
Additional Information for Applicants:
To apply: Send cover letter, including
where you learned about this position, resume and
Maggie Montgomery, General Manager
Northern Community Radio
260 NE 2nd St
Grand Rapids MN 55744
or email to
Applications will be reviewed as received until the
position is filled.
The audio archivist will work out of either KAXE,
260 NE 2nd St in Grand Rapids or KBXE, 305 America
Ave NW in Bemidji. He or she will be required to
occasionally travel to the other site (either
Bemidji or Grand Rapids), regardless of primary
worksite. These cities are approximately 75 miles
Hours and Pay:
This is a part-time position. Hours will be set between the
Production Assistant and the Supervisor in such a way that work
is accomplished in a timely and productive fashion.
This part-time position does not have sick or
vacation leave. The organization will contribute an
amount equal to 5% of wages to a retirement plan.
Pay is $14/hour.
About Northern Community Radio:
Northern Community Radio's Corporate headquarters is
in Grand Rapids MN. NCR operates 91.7 KAXE in Grand
Rapids and 90.5 KBXE in
Bagley, with studios in Bemidji. The
organization manages a series of 21 community
websites at www.northerncommunityinternet.org and a
station website at www.kaxe.org, plus social media on
Facebook and Twitter.
Northern Community Radio's mission is to "build
community in northern Minnesota through radio
programming, cultural events and interactive media."
Northern Community Radio was founded in 1971. KAXE
began broadcasting in 1976. The organization is a
founding member of the National Federation of
Community Broadcasters (NFCB) and a full member of
National Public Radio (NPR). KAXE is a member of
AMPERS (Association of MN Public Educational Radio
Stations). The organization currently has 9
full-time and 3 part-time staff. Much of the
programming is done by its many talented on-air