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Employment Opportunities

KAXE/KBXE tells the stories of northern Minnesota through music, conversation and events.

Join our team

We’re Hiring!

KAXE/KBXE, the 1st rural public radio station in the nation, is seeking dynamic individuals to add to our dedicated team of communication professionals. We are looking for champions of local media for a number of different roles. You might be right for one of our job openings if:

  • You enjoy working in a creative, supportive and flexible environment 
  • You love meeting new people (virtually or in-person) and learning their stories 
  • You are comfortable using technology and social media as a tool to connect 
  • You care about our mission that tells the stories of rural people 
  • You embrace a culture of candor and continued learning 
  • You have the ability to meet deadlines and communicate needs 
  • You have relevant or meaningful experience

Working for KAXE/KBXE

KAXE/KBXE operates studios in Grand Rapids and Bemidji. Employees work at our offices and by remote. We are an equal opportunity, family-friendly organization. We believe rural people deserve media that includes all people and reflects life in the great Northwoods. Our community has divides, but we believe telling authentic stories can bridge differences. Our current team is committed and welcoming and is excited for change and success in the future. We fund our work through a combination of listener support, grants, business supporters and events. We are fully funded for our new initiatives and job hires.

Our Hiring Process

We are taking a cue from our friends at Strong Towns in implementing a new way of hiring. We know that talent comes from many places and many people. We are looking to the future and are breaking from the traditional, institutional and impersonal method of hiring. Instead of asking for your qualifications, cover letter and letters of reference we want to get to know you.

How does this work? If you are interested in applying for any of the positions, we ask you to answer our open-ended questions. We will not know your name or background as we read through your answers. If our curiosity is piqued and we see shared values for our mission, we’ll begin a conversation with you.

Feel free to let us know if you are interested in multiple positions with us; we are excited to be building a new workplace with motivated and charismatic individuals who want to expand the work and solid reputation we have built in the last 46 years.

Northern Community Radio has a commitment to the principle of diversity, as it creates a healthier work environment.  In that spirit, we welcome applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.