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About Northern Community Radio (NCR):

KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio, on air since 1976, is the nation’s first rural NPR licensee. We have garnered national respect and are proud to be an independent, nonprofit organization.

With two unique, fully equipped stations and a translator broadcasting across most of Northern Minnesota, we serve a population of about 160,000 and have nearly 2,000 subscribing members. Twelve staff and over 100 volunteers provide quality programming from our stations in Grand Rapids (KAXE, 100kw)) and Bagley (KBXE, 50kw serving Bemidji), and a translator serving the Brainerd area. Our Grand Rapids station, in a stand-alone building on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River, serves as our main office. We also connect with our listening area through sponsoring and producing live music festivals and events and other community programs. NCR is funded by its members, underwriters, local foundations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the State of Minnesota.

About life in Northern Minnesota:

Four hours north of the Twin Cities finds you in a stunning area of deciduous and boreal forests, lakes and rivers. Vibrant, small cities and towns offer arts, music, dining, and cultural opportunities. Our broadcast area includes four federally recognized tribes who are the original inhabitants of Northern Minnesota. Bemidji State University and several Tribal and community colleges enrich the region in many ways. Public lands and state parks offer outdoor recreational opportunities including watersports, snow sports, camping, fishing, hunting, and wildlife and bird watching, and there are hundreds of miles of public trails for skiing, hiking and biking. Education, healthcare, tourism, forestry, manufacturing, and mining are the region’s key economic drivers.



Reports to: News Director
Status: Temporary, 2-year contracted position
FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Compensation: Hourly
Time commitment: Part-time, 20-30 hours per week
Location: Grand Rapids, Bemidji, remote or hybrid possible
The Position: (click below for job details)


Reports to: General Manager
Status: Permanent, at-will
FLSA Designation: Exempt
Compensation: Salaried
Time commitment: Full-time
Location: Grand Rapids, Bemidji, and Brainerd
The Position: (click below for job details)


Apply by email and submit the following items:

  • A cover letter detailing how the applicant's qualifications fit the needs of Northern Community Radio and information on how the applicant found out about the job opening.
  • A resume detailing education, training, and employment experience.
  • Names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references with a thorough knowledge of the applicant's professional experience and achievements.

Email the above information to: employment at kaxe.org

  • No phone calls please.
  • NCR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
  • We operate in a COVID-compliant manner

Application deadline: Open until filled.