News Director

KDOM / Next Step Broadcasting Inc

KDOM Radio in Windom, MN is looking to fill the position of News Director

Primary job is for a full-time, multi-media news broadcaster who can deliver compelling “local” newscasts and gather news in the field as well as from in the studio.  The ability to add actualities, photos and video to stories is part of what would make you a great candidate for the job.  Managing the news section on our website gives you bonus points!  We will consider recent college grads with a strong desire to expand their reporting skills.  Other duties may be assigned, and play by play of local sports may be added if qualified candidate is interested. Adequate preparation will be required.


Send your resume as well as audio and written samples of news writing to

QUALIFICATIONS – 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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE – Bachelor’s Degree (BA) from four-year college or university; two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must be knowledgeable in local community and national events.

LANGUAGE SKILLS – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.  Ability to write news reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information.

REASONING ABILITY – Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES – Possess good telephone and communication skills, and operate a digital editor and other broadcast audio equipment.  Must have the ability to operate a computer for general office functionality and have frequent interaction with the local community and employees.  Must exhibit the ability to think and process information on the spot during live broadcasts.  Must have the ability to deal with a high level stress because of the deadlines and live in-field reporting.  The employee must occasionally work long hours during breaking news events.

REQUIREMENTS – Valid driver’s license and state mandated auto insurance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS – 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 sit; ability to effectively operate equipment, talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT – The work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


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