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KBC currently has a position available for an Associate Producer, NAC
Job Title: Associate Producer, NAC
Reports To: Executive Producer of National Programs
FLSA Status: Non -Exempt


Support daily production Native America Calling. Duties include: researching program topics, booking guests, conducting pre-interviews, writing scripts for the host, posting questions to the audience through social media sites, and screening calls or directing the live broadcast. The Associate Producer also participates in planning and research for series and special projects. This position reports to the executive producer/manager of national programs.


  1. 1. Research program topics and provide background materials to the NAC host.  Must be able to produce high-quality work and meet deadlines.

    2. Book guests who can offer analysis and/or personal stories or context on various topics. Pre-interview guests to familiarize them with the topic and the format of Native America Calling and provide relevant information on the guests to the host. 

    3. Keep current on national news and trends, particularly in relation to Native Americans and Alaska Natives.

    4. Conduct independent research using a range of resources, including printed material, broadcast material, and online materials such as articles, research papers, and government reports.

    5. Write scripts for the host and participate in the editing process with the host and executive producer.  

    6. Network with leaders, professionals and community members from Native American tribes, villages and other communities, organizations and programs to find new sources and information that is relevant to NAC programming.

    7. Attend all necessary production meetings.  

    8. Perform call screening during the program and any other necessary support during the live broadcast.

    9. Provide support and/or needed information to Engineer, IT and other technical staff.

    10. Train to fill in as a backup host for NAC.

    11. Train and fill in as the editor and host of National Native News.

    12. Other duties as assigned.


Supervise any intern/fellow that may be assigned to work under Associate Producer.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Excellent research skills, including online research.  Knowledge of digital audio production. Proven, strong broadcast writing skills are a must. Knowledgeable about FCC requirements and guidelines and able to ensure that the content meets those standards.


Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Journalism degree preferred.


Must possess strong communication skills in English.  Must have ability to communicate and relate to people whose second language is English.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common literature related to Native Americans.  Ability to effectively present information to Host/Producer and the rest of the editorial team.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and perform basic mathematical and accounting analysis.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.  Ability to produce, read, analyze, and interpret a variety of information, including graphs, charts and statistics. Ability to understand, problem solve, summarize and finish work within deadline.


Valid driver's license.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to write and type, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The employee is expected to maintain an appropriate business appearance, neat and clean as determined by the requirements of the area in which the employee works.  Generally, employees should wear appropriate, clean, business attire. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to executive producer Sarah Gustavus (sgustavus@koahnic.org) by March 31, 2014.

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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