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Northern Community Radio (KAXE) seeks a host/producer – public affairs

May 17, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

We seek curious, collaborative producer/host candidates to join a growing group of professionals to engage and inform local people in Northern Minnesota.

The ideal applicant is a professional with 3-5 years of experience, preferably in media (in print, radio or digital) with track records of excellence, proven team collaboration skills and commitments to the ethics of public media and professional journalism.

We eagerly welcome individuals with diverse lived experiences and perspectives to enrich our work and bring fresh ideas into our organization.

If you are a detail-oriented person who wants to contribute to the daily output of a thriving public media organization — please apply.

The producer will report to the Content Director and will be expected to meet daily deadlines, host news and public affairs programming and be fully involved with the organization.

Your day-to-day work life will be producing local event announcements for air and web, producing interviews (this could mean either setting up interviews for others or conducting them yourself), hosting news programming and assisting with audio production.

As we are growing, expect experimentation and evolving expectations as we find our rhythm as a team. We will train you in the specific skills you will need to fit into our work ecosystem. We listen to all members of a team, and your input will be valued.

The position is based at KAXE’s studio in Grand Rapids or KBXE’s studio in Bemidji with some remote work as arranged. The ideal candidates will have knowledge or curiosity about the complexity and diversity of rural life in northern Minnesota. These are at-will positions.


We’re looking for candidates with:

  • College or background in media, communications or writing preferred.
  • Communication skills to work as part of a team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with and commitment to the work of diversity, equity and inclusion in content, staff and community partners.
  • Experience or interest in print/digital, multimedia, television and audio production preferred.
  • An ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment where attention to detail and accuracy is key.
  • Punctual, reliable, and willing to sometimes work weekend and evening hours.
  • Interest or experience in rural communities preferred.

This job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employees. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Salary range is $40,000-$47,000 per year based on experience

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