780 AM | 96.1 FM 


(907) 443-5221


Current Openings:

News Director:

The Nome-based News Director coordinates all KNOM AM & FM news programming and content, ensuring all programs are consistent with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations as well as KNOM’s Mission. The News Director is the supervisor to the reporter staff.

This is an hourly, full-time position with benefits that include PTO, health insurance, and a 403(b) retirement plan. Wage range is $32-$38/hr, depending on experience and education.

Click here to see the full job description.

EEO Information:

KNOM Radio Mission, Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and complies fully with the Federal Communication Commission’s guidelines on fairness in hiring. We’re committed to diversity in our workplace.

About KNOM’s mission and values:

Operating as the oldest Catholic radio station in the country, KNOM values being a friend and companion and providing respectful service based on Catholic ideals. The station’s mission statement is “encountering Christ, embracing culture, empowering growth and engaging the listener.”

We’re KNOM. Yours for Western Alaska.


Have you dreamed of being a radio announcer? KNOM is always looking for community members to serve as a friend and companion on the airwaves. Please e-mail us to learn more and to get on the schedule for the next training opportunity with KNOM's Operations Manager Davis Hovey.
Volunteering Off-Air
If you love radio, but you don't want to be on the air, KNOM is always looking for helpers around the station. Opportunities include, but are not limited to:
assisting with local language pronunciation guides, sharing history and context for local/regional Alaska Native music recordings, organizing vinyl records and CDs, painting, cleaning, and property maintenance.
Community volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete a brief application, and have a clear background check to serve at KNOM.
Sign Up Here
Short Term Volunteers
KNOM welcomes short-term volunteers to live the mission in a variety of capacities around the station - whether a work weekend, school break, or a season of service. Individuals, families, and church groups are welcome to apply. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete a KNOM volunteer application, and receive a clear background check prior to serving as a volunteer. If you are traveling from outside the Nome area, volunteers are responsible for airfare and obtaining lodging during their stay. KNOM encourages connecting with local churches or city hospitality.
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Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that KNOM Radio Mission is located on the customary lands of Indigenous peoples. 

Based in the Bering Strait region, KNOM broadcasts throughout the homelands of the Iñupiaq, Siberian Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Yup’ik peoples.

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