June  4, 2020
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Radio Host/News Reporter

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Radio Host/News Reporter REF#: JG31010
Native Communications Society of the NWT/CKLB Radio
Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Posted: April 22, 2020
Salary: TBN


The Native Communications Society of the NWT (NCS) is the Territory’s premier Aboriginal Broadcaster with coverage across the entire territory and beyond. NSC boasts a team of creative, passionate, and talented individuals constantly searching for stories that inform and educate.  CKLB, a division of NCS, delivers news, current affairs and diverse regional and cultural perspectives daily to our valued listeners in five Aboriginal languages and English.
NCS is currently seeking a Radio Host/News Reporter to work full-time in a creative, cross-cultural environment in our production facility in Yellowknife, NWT.  If you have a nose for news, a voice for radio, and are seeking the cultural experience of a lifetime then CKLB is the place for you.
Work in partnership with other news staff
  • Bring story ideas to the table on a daily basis.
  • Conduct telephone/in person interviews and research stories.
  • Report, write, edit and contribute high quality news stories.
  • Read live newscasts and record casts for other programs.
  • Host radio shows
  • Pro-active in developing and following up on stories.
  • Cover live news events, filing voice reports by phone or via e-mail, as required.
  • Maintain focus on target audience when covering stories.
  • Available for emergency coverage at all times.
  • Responsible for uploading news stories to our website on a daily basis.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with newsmakers.


  • Strong, confident and natural delivery on air
  • 1-year Radio Host experience a definite asset
  • Professional and courteous at all times
  • Ability to write news stories in a clear, concise and creative manner
  • Motivated and willing to work as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment under pressure
  • Excellent communication and interview skills
  • Experience with Newsroom software programs an asset
  • Experience with LAWO, AXIA control boards an asset
  • Experience posting to social media also an asset
  • Able to follow direction
  • Detail-oriented and a self-starter
  • Outgoing personality, willing to speak to people in the community
  • Degree/Diploma in Journalism or Creative Writing preferred

NCS offers an attractive benefits package; the salary for this position is competitive with Broadcast Industry standards. Only those candidates selected to be interviewed will be contacted. 
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please submit a cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board), resume, two samples of writing and an on air demo (max of 1 min) to: 

Sharon Gilbank
Native Communications Society of the NWT
4510 50th Avenue Box 2193
Yellowknife , NWT
X1A 2P6 , Canada
Tel: 867-766-2552

E-mail: jobs@ncsnwt.com
Web address: http://www.ncsnwt.com www.cklbradio.com
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