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Anchor/Reporter - KOIN-TV

Category: News
Position/Title: Anchor/Reporter

Details: KOIN 6 TV/Portland’s CW, a Nexstar Media Group Inc. owned CBS and CW duopoly in Portland, Oregon is seeking a candidate with on-air commercial television experience as an anchor and reporter.  Our brand promise is “Watching Out For You” and we’re looking for someone who can help us live that promise to viewers each and every day. You must be aggressive and eager to do in-depth storytelling that will help us hold the powerful accountable and search for solutions to the challenges our communities face.

You must have dynamic on-camera communication skills and contribute to daily story ideas while working collaboratively with producers to ensure sharp, meaningful newscasts. We want a high-energy, engaging talent who is a strong storyteller and can handle breaking news situations in a fast-paced environment. Reporting for our broadcasts and web sites are requirements for this position. Community involvement in this position is a must. If you just want to read the news, this is not the job for you.

Job Summary: Anchoring daily newscasts; researching and writing in-depth, promotable stories for our broadcast and digital platforms.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 11/20/2023
Closing Date: 1/5/2024
City: Portland - 97201
State: Oregon

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

Anchor daily M-F newscast

Work with producers to strengthen newscast flow and energy and provide feedback

Produce content for multiple platforms, including TV, internet, mobile, etc.

Work with management to enterprise and develop in-depth, promotable stories.

Demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics, and use of digital and social media platforms.

Organize material, determine angle or emphasis, and write story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards with the goal of helping stories and newscast better live our brand promise “Watching Out For You.”

Gather and verify factual information regarding stories through interview, observation and research.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Detail oriented.

Strong on-air reporting, writing, and technical skills.

Demonstrate editorial judgment using knowledge of journalism ethics and libel laws.

Conflict management.

Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed


Requirements: Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree Journalism required (equivalent years of experience may substitute for education) + five years of experience as an on-air journalist. 

Prior regular anchor experience and demonstrated history of in-depth reporting required.


Training/Equipment: Operate newsroom computer systems; camera and camera equipment; knowledge of video and editing systems preferred.


Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements: Position requires the operation of camera, camera equipment, computer and editing machine, and transport of equipment weighing up to 60 lbs. 

High stress environment with deadline pressures and the demands of breaking news, which can happen at any time. 

Position will require day-to-day multi-tasking, as well as managing multiple projects simultaneously with frequent change in direction and priority. 

Travel will be required on a regular basis. Work may be performed in extreme outdoor temperatures. 

A valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required.

 Must be willing and able to work any and all shifts as necessary, including overnights/early morning, days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Must be able to sit, conduct phone conversations, use email, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. 

Must be able to sit for long periods of time.


Note: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

To Apply: Please visit the Work for Us page at  or at the Nexstar Website at:  to complete the application process. You must apply online to be considered for this position.

Please remember to attach your cover letter, resume and a link to your demo reel (if applicable).

ABOUT US: Broadcasting since 1953, KOIN-TV is Portland’s CBS affiliate, providing exceptional local news content on air and online (, CBS Network programming and syndicated entertainment to viewers across Oregon and SW Washington. KOIN News is Watching Out for You with 51 hours of local news broadcasts each week, featuring award-winning, in-depth investigations, news, weather, traffic, KOIN News AM-Extra and Game-On!  KOIN-TV is a Nexstar Media Inc. television station serving Oregon and SW Washington from its studios in downtown Portland, OR. Nexstar is the largest local television broadcast and digital media company in the nation with 200 broadcast stations (including partner stations) in 116 markets reaching approximately 68% of US television households. 

Today, as one of the most powerful and trusted voices in America, Nexstar remains true to its mission to uphold the public interest principles of localism, diversity and trustworthy, unbiased broadcast journalism. At the same time, the company continues to simultaneously raise its commitment to support the evolving needs and interests of the local viewers, hometown businesses and community organizations that it proudly serves each day.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us.


KOIN is an equal opportunity employer that seeks diversity in our workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

KOIN values the contribution of its employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a competitive compensation plan and an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(K), and more. We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background and DMV check.


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Job Req #: REQ-28270 Anchor/Reporter