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News Reporter (KOIN / KRCW)

09 Mar, 2022

Job Summary: Reports, shoots, and edits news and feature stories, blogs, and other material originated by the reporter, or assigned by the editor, and reads them accurately, clearly and concisely, and in an engaging manner.

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

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Build a network of informational sources that will enable the Company to stay ahead of its competitors
  • Develop ideas for news, feature, and enterprise pieces, as well as investigative stories
  • Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation
  • Gather accurate and interesting information for newscast presentations
  • Present clear, creative, and accurate live shots
  • Produce accurate, complete, and compelling news copy on deadline


Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and organizational skills
  • Promotes teamwork and maintains an attitude of cooperation with all station personnel
  • Proficient at screening and logging videotapes and providing written editing instructions to tape editors
  • Adept at ad-lib presentations, without the aid of scripts and/or teleprompters
  • Possess exceptional research skills

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism (or related field) and a minimum of (2) two years of experience as an on-air commercial television news reporter.


Training/Equipment: Operate video and editing equipment and newsroom computer systems.  


Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements: The position requires the operation of a camera, camera equipment, computer and editing machine, and transport of equipment weighing up to 60 lbs. A high-stress environment with deadline pressures and the demands of breaking news, which can happen at any time. The position will require day-to-day multi-tasking, as well as managing multiple projects simultaneously with frequent changes 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 Group, 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 a portfolio of 197 full power owned or serviced stations in 115 markets reaching approximately 63% 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.


Additional Information:
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29 Sep, 2022
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