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    is looking for a News Reporter.

    Job Summary:

    CHON-FM Radio is looking for a News Reporter to be working under the supervision of the General Manager and following the Policies of Northern Native Broadcasting, Yukon, this position is responsible for gathering, writing, and producing and presenting news.

    Main Duties:

    • Identifying news Stories
    • Researching, writing, and producing news for Radio broadcasts
    • Reading News Casts
    • Operate mixing console in studio and in field productions
    • Website and Social Media Updates
    • Related duties as assigned by the General Manager

    Job Knowledge and Skills:


    • Grade 12 supplemented with courses in journalism or the equivalent in experience and training.

    Specific Skills:

    • Knowledge of Yukon First Nation political structures
    • Knowledge of Canadian First Nation political structures
    • Knowledge of the Umbrella Final Agreement, First Nation Final Agreements, and Self-Government Agreements
    • Knowledge of the Yukon Legislative Assembly structure and members
    • Knowledge of the Yukon and Federal criminal justice systems
    • Ability to operate a computer
    • Ability to learn and operate Newsroom Software
    • Research abilities
    • Interviewing abilities
    • Cross-cultural knowledge

    Decision Making:

    This position must follow the policies of Northern Native Broadcasting, Yukon.  There is some latitude in pursuing stories relevant to Yukon First Nations, however the incumbent must be able to determine when advice is needed from Management and/or Legal counsel.

    Key Personal Contacts:

    • Yukon First Nation Chiefs, Councillors and staff
    • Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief and staff
    • Assembly of First Nations National Chief, Vice-chiefs and staff
    • Members of the Yukon Legislative Assembly and staff
    • Members of Parliament and staff
    • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    • Spokespersons for various lobby groups
    • Chambers of Commerce
    • Spokespersons of various specific interest organizations i.e. Chamber of Mines
    • Members of the general public
    • Staff of Northern Native Broadcasting, Yukon

    Conditions of Employment:

    • Valid Yukon drivers license, clean drivers abstract
    • Undertake NNBY Oath of Confidentiality
    • Ability to travel throughout Yukon communities; including Rural Locations
    • Ability to accept shift-work
    • Ability to meet critical deadlines
    • Ability to work with other radio personnel

    Note that this position is 30 to 40 hours per week.

    To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to



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