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Employment Opportunities

Current positions include a Bilingual Reporter, Music Director, and Public Affairs Director. Please see job requirements and further descriptions below.


KZYX Bilingual Reporter

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is seeking a Bilingual Reporter to serve our listeners with high-quality daily news reporting on a full range of issues relevant to our rural community in Northern California, and to expand our news coverage to engage Spanish-speaking communities.

Job Title: Bilingual Reporter

Job Requirements: KZYX’s Bilingual Reporter will create 3-5 stories per week, and will collaborate with the News Director and stringers to help develop a daily newscast. The Bilingual Reporter will work with other staff and programmers to recruit and train community stringers to contribute to the broadcast, and to integrate news with Public Affairs and Emergency reporting when possible/desirable.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce daily news to fit into KZYX news blocks, and work with News Director to create a 10-12 minute daily newscast.
  • Recruit and train community news stringers, with special efforts to include underserved populations.
  • Coordinate with News Director, Public Affairs Director and other staff during emergencies and disasters to provide consistent, accurate and timely bilingual emergency information to our listeners, and to develop long-term relationships with local disaster responders.
  • Serve as liaison for KZYX to local Latino organizations
  • Attend major donor events, public events and regularly participate in on-air fundraising

Necessary Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in broadcast journalism
  • Experience in radio production, preferably in a public media environment
  • Knowledge of Mendocino County politics, government, geography, history, institutions and people
  • Demonstrated skills in editing, interviewing, audio editing software, and writing for broadcast
  • Good people skills, with experience as a trainer desirable
  • Supervisory and leadership experience
  • Strong sense of the value of public service media
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as news stories require
  • Training as a reporter, writer, editor, photographer, or producer
  • Familiarity with best practices for digital content and social media
  • Demonstrated commitment to accuracy, ethics, and transparency
  • 30-40 hours a week, Dental Insurance, Medical Stipend included.

Reporting Relationship: News Director/General Manager

Position Type: Hourly

Please send letter of application and resume to marty@kzyx.org by March 31st, with a 3-minute digital audio clip of a recent news piece.

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits harassment. All applicants will be considered for employment without discrimination on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, family responsibility, disability status, protected veteran status, or religion.


KZYX Music Director

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is seeking a Music Director to work with volunteer programmers to create high-quality, diverse, engaging music programs, and to expand our music programming to engage underserved communities.

Job Title: Music Director

Job Requirements: KZYX’s Music Director will work with volunteer programmers to continue current music programs, and recruit and train community members to create new music programming. The Music Director will collaborate with other staff to ensure timely, accurate emergency announcements when disaster strikes.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, coordinate and promote KZYX music programming, ensuring adherence to KZYX mission, FCC and noncommercial requirements.
  • Organize the KZYX music library and — with appropriate input from volunteers and staff — make decisions about the future of this library, including CDs and albums as well as digital acquisitions.
  • Organize new music in the air studio and digitally so that music programmers have access to newly released material.
  • Coordinate with local and visiting musicians to perform live on KZYX when it is desirable/feasible.
  • Coordinate with local music festivals to showcase participating musicians when desirable/feasible.
  • Coordinate with staff and volunteers to reach out underserved communities and to encourage their participation as music programmers on KZYX.
  • Train new music programmers in equipment, KZYX mission and protocol, and FCC requirements.
  • Coordinate with other staff during emergencies and disasters to provide consistent, accurate and timely bilingual emergency information to our listeners.
  • Attend major donor events, public events and regularly participate in on-air fundraising

Necessary Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge and appreciation of a variety of musical genres, with a degree in music or equivalent/relevant experience
  • Experience in radio production, preferably in a public media environment
  • Knowledge of Mendocino County geography, history, institutions, festivals and people
  • Demonstrated skills in editing, interviewing, audio editing software, and writing for broadcast
  • Good people skills, with experience in training others
  • Supervisory and leadership experience
  • Strong sense of the value of public service media
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as required
  • Familiarity with best practices for digital content and social media
  • Demonstrated commitment to accuracy, ethics, and transparency
  • 15-25 hours a week, Dental Insurance, Medical Stipend included.

Reporting Relationship: General Manager

Position Type: Hourly

Please send letter of application and resume to marty@kzyx.org by March 31st, with a 3-minute digital audio clip demonstrating your announcing style.

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits harassment. All applicants will be considered for employment without discrimination on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, family responsibility, disability status, protected veteran status, or religion.


KZYX Public Affairs Director

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is seeking a Public Affairs Director to work with volunteer programmers to create high-quality public affairs programs on a full range of issues relevant to our rural community in Northern California, and to expand our public affairs coverage to engage underserved communities.

Job Title: Public Affairs Director

Job Requirements: KZYX’s Public Affairs Director will work with volunteer programmers to continue current PA programs, and recruit and train new community members to create new public affairs programming. The Public Affairs Director will collaborate with news staff to ensure Emergency reporting when possible/desirable.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Train, oversee, coordinate and promote KZYX public affairs programming, ensuring adherence to KZYX mission, FCC requirements and relevance to Mendocino County community.
  • Coordinate with staff and volunteers to reach out underserved communities and to encourage their participation on KZYX’s airwaves.
  • Coordinate with Bilingual Reporter, News Director, Music Director and other staff during emergencies and disasters to provide consistent, accurate and timely bilingual emergency information to our listeners, and to develop long-term relationships with local disaster responders.
  • Attend major donor events, represent KZYX at public events and regularly participate in on-air fundraising

Necessary Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in broadcast journalism
  • Experience in radio production, preferably in a public media environment
  • Knowledge of Mendocino County politics, government, geography, history, institutions and people
  • Demonstrated skills in editing, interviewing, audio editing software, and writing for broadcast
  • Good people skills, with experience in training others desirable
  • Supervisory and leadership experience
  • Strong sense of the value of public service media
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as required
  • Training as a reporter, writer, editor, photographer, or producer
  • Familiarity with best practices for digital content and social media
  • Demonstrated commitment to accuracy, ethics, and transparency
  • 15-25 hours a week, Dental Insurance, Medical Stipend included.

Reporting Relationship: General Manager

Position Type: Hourly

Please send letter of application and resume to marty@kzyx.org by March 31st, along with 3-minute digital audio clip demonstrating your announcing style.

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits harassment. All applicants will be considered for employment without discrimination on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, family responsibility, disability status, protected veteran status, or religion.