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Dillingham City School District/Radio Station KDLG

Position Announcement


Public radio station KDLG has an opening for a Host/Reporter.

Duties include hosting either morning or afternoon NPR programming, anchoring local newscasts, and reporting.

Radio station KDLG lies in the heart of beautiful Bristol Bay, the sockeye salmon capital of the world. KDLG is owned by the Dillingham City School District and serves southwest Alaska communities. Dillingham is a commercial fishing community with a yearly population of 2,500. It is accessible only by air about 300 miles SW of Anchorage.  The town has a population that is fifty percent Alaska Native and is the hub for a number of Native villages in the region. The mountains, lakes, and rivers in the region make it one of the premier destinations for hunters, fishermen, and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Expectations, colloquially:

  • Host Morning Edition or All Things Considered well. Have some fun, hit the posts. If you’re on the early shift, chances are people in villages near and far in Bristol Bay are waking up with you … ahem, Chris-in-the-morning. In one breath, can you give the latest on the approaching winter storm, and in the next, sincerely relay that Jenny’s bake sale has moved from Tuesday to Thursday, in lieu of the weather?
  • You’re hungry to report the local news. Outside your window, kids are climbing on a bus to go to the airport to fly to a weekend sports tournament (no road games here), and you see some tape. A generic press release in your inbox challenges you to find the local angle instead of calling the listed spokesperson. Was there an arrest, fire, school board, or City Council meeting last night? Can you do something with that coming blizzard, or Jenny’s bake sale? People around town begin to wonder why you’re never seen without a Marantz and a pen in your shirt pocket.
  • You’re anxious and able to take on the bigger stories. Epidemic rates of domestic violence and sexual abuse, a growing heroin problem, the largest salmon fishery in the world, state politics, local politics, Native politics, the highest cost of energy in the nation, and the proposed Pebble Mine … these ought to get you started.
  • You are a Leatherman of quick-turnaround reporting … when local news happens on your watch, you quickly get three solid lines in our 7 a.m. newscast, expand the copy for longer mid-day news, package it for the Alaska Public Radio Network, and put a final version (with a photo, of course) on the web. (And then do it all again tomorrow.) Two-ways, live remotes on a shaky cell phone connection, sound-rich features … but a few of the tools you possess.
  • Help produce our weekly show(s), Bristol Bay and Beyond and (in summer) the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report. These are more free-form than our daily newscasts, with room for features, two-way interviews, poetry, music, and voices from the boatyard and beyond.
  • Be open to travel – to remote villages, seasonal camps and bustling fishing towns. Whether it’s for the ribbon-cutting of a new bridge, to meet an interesting old-timer, or for a cultural celebration, there are opportunities to get out, especially if you convincingly pitch your story ideas.
  • We also expect you to have some fun up here, get to know folks, and get out and enjoy the country.

We are looking for the adventurous candidate with hopefully a year of experience in radio journalism or equivalent work. Salary is competitive with an excellent retirement program and benefits. To apply, email a letter of interest, resume, samples, and references to:

Sam Gardner, General Manager

or send to:

KDLG Radio, Box 670, Dillingham, AK 99576

Preferred starting date is August 1, 2016. Applications taken until the job is filled. KDLG is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

 Salary range: $36,435 – $47,544

 KDLG is licensed to the Dillingham City Schools the successful applicant will have full medical/dental health plan and participate in the state of Alaska Public Employees Retirement program.

For more information, visit 



Abilene Housing Authority

Contact persons: Tana Kauffman (Housing & Community Development Director),                     Gene Reed (CEO)

Contact info**: Tana Kauffman: 534 Cypress St., Suite 200 Abilene, TX 79601                          Phone: 325-676-6385 ext. 6379   Email:

Gene Reed: 534 Cypress St., Suite 200 Abilene, TX 79601                                                Phone: 325-676-6385    Email:

Site of internship: Abilene, TX

Relevant link:

Qualities/abilities desired: Problem Solving Ability, Strong Proof-reading Skills, Creativity, Ability to Follow-Instructions, Professionalism, Inter-personal Skills, Technologically Savvy, Dependable, Has a Sense of Urgency/Time Management Skills, Maturity.

Duties entailed: Annual Report creation, AHA Document review/proofread, Website review and suggestion for improvement

Remuneration: Will provide remuneration for services. Would like to interview candidates and decide on pay at that point.

Application window: Potentially available throughout the year.  Contact AHA to determine.

**NOTE: If you are interested in applying for this position, please first contact Dr. Steve Weathers:


American Shakespeare Center

Contact person: Sarah Enloe

Contact info:

Site of internship: Staunton, Virginia

Relevant link:

Qualities/abilities desired: creativity, ambition, motivation, talent, dependability, thoughtfulness, organization, efficiency, adaptability, enthusiasm, team-orientation, communicative competence, and problem-solving ability.

Duties entailed: Multiple internships are available in (1) Artistic, (2) Educational, and (3) Administrative fields (consult website above for detailed descriptions).

Remuneration: Unpaid (unless otherwise noted).

Application process: Online application (consult website above).



Americorps/VISTA Project: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Contact person: Jamie Bearden, Big Sister and Public Relations Director

Contact info: (325) 674-3113 (Office) and (325) 677-7830 (Fax) or

Site of internship: Abilene, Texas

Duties entailed: VISTA is an acronym for Volunteers in Service to America. VISTA was established through the Corporation for National Service as a stateside Peace Corps opportunity for those committed to serving their country by serving others. (1) Recruiting volunteers and children for the program; (2) event planning; (3) promoting public relations and building community partnerships; (4) social work; and (5) marketing and fund development. Three (3) internship opportunities are available.

Qualities/abilities desired: Commitment to the program, professional and personal discipline, ability to meet deadlines, and high levels of communication skill.

Remuneration: Paid internship (with medical coverage, deferment of students loans for one [1] year, and a $5,250 award toward repaying student loans or funding future tuition for further schooling).

Application process: Apply directly through contact person (see above).

Application window: Seniors graduating in May 2015 who are willing to make a commitment of one (1) year’s service of 35 hours per week



The Appetizer Radio Show

Contact person: D. Grant (“Dave”) Smith

Contact info:

Site of internship: Abilene, Texas

Relevant links: and

Dates for internship: May through August 2015

Duties entailed: Writing weekly blog articles of 300-500 words covering new and emerging artists, new album releases and reviews; composing op-ed-style pieces covering why people enjoy the music and the artists they do.

Qualities/abilities desired: (1) driven, focused individuals who meet deadlines and expectations/objectives; (2) perceptive writers who would enjoy doing something other than surface-level attributes of a subject; (3) outgoing individuals who enjoy connecting with and learning from new people.

Remuneration: Unspecified.

Application window: The opening is current; applications will be considered immediately; internship duties may be assumed earlier than the above dates indicate.



KDLG Public Radio

Contact person: Dave Bendinger

Contact info:

Site of internship: Dillingham, Alaska

Dates for internship: To be discussed with management.

Duties entailed: (1) gathering local news, primarily for broadcast and for posting on the station’s website; (2) reporting on local events, aired all over Alaska; (3) writing articles, taking photos; (4) possible partnering with the Bristol Bay Times, a local weekly newspaper, as well as with the Alaska Dispatch, the state’s largest newspaper.

Qualities/abilities desired: (1) drive, focus—an individual who meets deadlines and expectations/objectives; (2) flexibility, adaptability, intrepidity—an individual who can adjust to the wild, rugged north.

Remuneration: Modest, though assured.

Application window: The opening is current; applications will be considered immediately.

Note: There are two (2) distinct opportunities are involved: there is a full-time paid position being offered for an ACU English major who has completed his or her undergraduate degree; there is, in addition, a student internship opportunity for someone who is currently enrolled and could spend part of or an entire summer in Alaska. 



The Old Jail Art Center

Contact person: Erin Whitmore, Education Director, OJAC

Contact info:

Site of internship: Albany, Texas


Dates/times for internship: Eight (8) hours per week will be expected of each intern; internships will run ten (10) weeks; interns may begin work this semester (Spring 2015) or may request a starting date nearer summer.

Duties entailed: Two (2) internships are available, one specifically requiring Spanish-translation ability, the other requiring research/digital-text abilities.

Qualities/abilities desired: High-level writing skills; research skills; dependability, productivity.

Remuneration: Internships are unpaid, but the Old Jail Art Center will provide a $25 per week travel stipend to offset the student’s fuel costs.

Application process: Interested students are required to contact Dr. Steve Weathers (Ext. 2257) for a preliminary interview; formal application materials will be supplied to those deemed good candidates for the position.



Shakespeare Dallas

Site of internship: Dallas, Texas

Relevant link: (go to “Backstage” then to “Internships”)

Dates/times for internship: Internships run 8-12 weeks, 20-25 hours per week.

Duties entailed: Internship types include Acting, Technical, Stage Management, Costuming/Wardrobe, Electrics, Sound, Properties, Producing, Directing, and others; a Social Media intern is currently being pursued.

Benefits derived: College-credit option, resume credit, reference letter upon successful completion, future employment opportunities with Shakespeare Dallas.

Remuneration: Consult administrator of internships.

Application process: Online application.

Application deadline: March 15, 2015



The Shakespeare Standard

Contact persons: Jeremy Fiebig, Manager-in-Chief, and Kim Keeline, Managing Editor.


Relevant website

Duties entailed: Currently seeking one or more new recruits with excellent copy-editing skills to help review posts prior to publication.

Qualities/abilities desired: Detail-oriented and well-versed in the technical rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling; prior experience using WordPress would be an asset.

Remuneration: Position offers “modest remuneration” for suitably qualified applicants.

Application process: Contact editor, providing a copy of resume/cv and a brief statement regarding interest in the position.



Technical Writing at Southwest Airlines

Contact person: Valerie Kellum, Central Publications, Southwest Airlines

Contact info:

Site of internship: Dallas, TX

Relevant link:

Dates for internship: Interns have already been selected for spring and summer 2015; subsequent openings will be posted on the relevant website (see above).

Duties entailed: Producing Southwest Airlines technical documents and operating manuals (e.g., Maintenance Procedures Manual, Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Flight Operations Manual, Customer Services and Support Procedures, and other internal documents of the kind).

Qualities/abilities desired: Consult relevant link for Southwest Airlines (see above).

Remuneration: Consult relevant link for Southwest Airlines (see above).

Application window: The application and interview process occurs several months before an open internship begins.




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