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KTOO Public Media seeks a city reporter

October 25, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

KTOO News is seeking an experienced journalist to serve as our city reporter in Juneau, Alaska.

The city reporter will cover local government, keeping our listeners and readers informed about what happens at public meetings while also telling larger stories about Juneau’s challenges and what the city government is doing about them.

The city reporter will also develop a secondary focus related to city government, like Juneau’s housing crunch or how cruise tourism is changing the city.

Above all, the city reporter will strive to connect the actions of the city government with the people who are affected by them. We want to do work that centers people, not politics or procedure.

We are looking for someone who appreciates the importance of history and context to local government — someone who wants to look deeply into Juneau and reflect it back to our listeners as truly and richly as they can.

This position reports to the managing editor.


  • Find and pitch stories that creatively explore issues important to Juneau
  • Report and produce news stories for radio and web in accordance with public radio’s high standards for balance, fairness and accuracy
  • Attend Juneau Assembly meetings and other public meetings
  • Balance in-depth stories with breaking news and quick turns
  • Must be willing to take photos while reporting
  • Handle breaking news or general assignment stories as needed
  • Meet deadlines, follow AP style and uphold professional journalistic standards
  • Help cover on-air shifts when regular hosts are absent

Background and skills:

  • Two (2) years of reporting experience (can include a strong portfolio of student journalism)
  • Knowledge of journalism ethics and professional standards
  • Knowledge of Alaska issues and trends
  • Ability to file clean, accurate copy on deadline
  • On-air experience or a willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of sound gathering, editing and production for radio broadcast
  • Must be willing to relocate to Juneau

There may be strong candidates who do not meet some of these qualifications. Please apply anyway.

Annual salary of $58,290 plus competitive benefits including health insurance, retirement, paid leave and holidays, and 20 weeks of paid parental leave.

Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume and any links to your work at:

Application Deadline:  November 5, 2023

For further information click here.

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