News Host/Reporter/Producer

North Country Public Radio (Canton, New York)

Posted 9 months ago

North Country Public Radio is seeking an engaging, thoughtful and enterprising person to join our award-winning news team. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking station, plugged in to the world and anchored by a strong sense of community. We are passionate about our mission to serve our beautiful, diverse, largely rural area.

As co-anchor of our flagship, award-winning regional news magazine, “The 8 O’Clock Hour”, this person will help build the daily show and become a major voice in the region. The news host/reporter/producer will conduct interviews on the issues of the day, and weave together stories from our reporters across the region and state, as well as report and produce news stories for broadcast and digital platforms. Collaboration is an important part of this job. This person will join NCPR’s great news team and be central to finding, developing and telling big and small stories of our region. We’re also passionate about building professional skills and competencies. There’s room to grow here.

This position offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.


  • Strong background in journalism for radio and digital platforms, including news judgement.
  • Minimum of two years on-air public radio news experience; Associates degree required; Equivalent amount of education and experience may be considered.
  • Ability to produce compelling work for multiple platforms
  • Excellent writing skills for broadcast and web
  • Strong experience in on-air public radio news
  • Experience live hosting a news program and/or newscast, including working with a control room broadcast board.
  • Compelling, trustworthy on-air personality
  • Desire and ability to develop a deep knowledge of and passion for the North Country region, including its history, culture, and ecology.
  • Ability to record and gather high-quality audio in the field
  • Experience in audio and story editing, preferably in public radio
  • Strong photography and/or video skills
  • Expertise in multi-media skills, such as visual journalism, data-based reporting, social media engagement, etc.
  • Understanding and appreciation of public media and its audience
  • Ability to work various hours, including weekends, depending on the needs of the news department.
  • Valid Driver’s license and vehicle to drive to news coverage assignments

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

North Country Public Radio, licensed to St. Lawrence University, is committed to public service and sense of place for northern New York State. Through a network of 32 stations, NCPR reaches a huge geography including the St. Lawrence Valley, the Adirondacks, and the Champlain Valley.  Long a leader in the public radio system, NCPR’s award-winning news team and the station as a whole is known nationally for excellence.  The 1000 Islands, the Adirondack Park region including Lake Placid, and the Canadian cities of Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal are all nearby.  NCPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Find us at:

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