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Creative Services Director - KOIN

05 Oct, 2022
Creative Services Director

Do you want to be part of a transformational team with the legacy news station in Portland, Oregon?  We are looking for a Creative Services Director to develop and lead the overall marketing and promotional strategy for KOIN 6 TV/Portland’s CW, a Nexstar Media Group Inc. owned CBS and CW duopoly. Experience with project management, creative script writing, field and studio production, lighting, and non-linear editing experience is a must.  For consideration, you must provide an online link to your recent video production work samples.

The Creative Services Director will report to the General Manager and will have oversight of the stations’ image marketing, on-air and outside advertising, and promotion production to ensure brand consistency across all platforms, and across our news and community projects.  This position will work to properly brand the station in concert with the General Manager who sets the overall station image goals and objectives.


This is a regular, full-time management, non-union, exempt position.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Portland - 97201


  • Provides leadership for the promotions team
  • Oversees creative execution of Everyday Northwest Lifestyle Show
  • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion, and termination of employees
  • Develops and executes promotions strategies to enhance station competitiveness      
  • Manages and leads the department to create new and profitable events
  • Manages recruitment and development of talented promotions team members
  • Prepares budgets and approves budget expenditures
  • Resolves customer complaints regarding promotions
  • Plans and directs staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and control promotions programs
  • Plans executes and tracks revenue-generating marketing and promotional events and contests that take place on-air, online, and on-site
  • Creates and reviews operational records and reports to assess the efficacy of promotions
  • Creates client promotions and promotional proposals with members of the Programming and Sales teams
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of commercial production experience, preferably at a local television station or advertising agency, and a college degree in video production, marketing, or related field preferred
  • Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them
  • Advanced knowledge of the post-production process, including media management and encoding video to various formats
  • Knowledge of High-definition (HD) cameras and videography, motion graphics, and proper lighting techniques
  • Software skills required include Adobe CC Suite production package including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Audition, and Media Encoder
  • Meet all deadlines, fulfill scheduling commitments, and consistently achieve quick turnarounds in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Organize and archive all completed commercial productions and assets
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.


TRAINING/EQUIPMENT:  Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  Proficient in the use of computer graphics and editing systems, including Adobe Creative Suite.


WORK ENVIRONMENT/MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires the occasional lifting of objects up to 50 pounds.  Work may be conducted in extreme outdoor weather conditions.  Position may require long hours, work on weekends & evenings may be required.  High-stress environment with deadline pressures. Some travel may be required.


The employee in this position must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, 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. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.


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.   


To be considered for this position you must apply online via the Nexstar Media Group Career Portal: Please remember to attach your cover letter, resume, and a link to your demo reel or portfolio (if applicable).


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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!  Our sister station, KRCW-TV – Portland’s CW – began broadcasting in 1989. Portland’s CW offers CW network programming, along with local sports and syndicated comedy programming, and talk shows. Also under the umbrella of KOIN-TV is Antenna TV, which features classic TV programs from the 1960s-1990s, such as Family Ties, Johnny Carson, Bewitched, Coach, and many others.  


KOIN-TV, KRCW-TV, and Antenna TV are Nexstar Media Group, Inc. television stations serving Oregon and SW Washington from our studios in downtown Portland, OR. Nexstar Media Group, Inc. is America’s largest local television and media company with 199 full power stations (including partner stations) in 116 markets addressing more than 68% of U.S. television households and a growing digital media operation. Nexstar’s platform delivers exceptional local content and network programming to inform and entertain viewers while providing premium, scalable local advertising opportunities for advertisers and brands across all screens and devices. 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.




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