News/Traffic Reporter KXL-FM

Posted On: January 5, 2022
Station/Company: Alpha Media, LLC
Location: Portland
Hours: Full Time

Job Summary

Alpha Media –Portland, OR is seeking a full-time talented professional broadcast News/Traffic Reporter with a great attitude and an exceptional work ethic for the news team of 101.1 KXL-FM. The ideal candidate is a seasoned reporter/anchor with at least one year of experience working in the newsroom of a small or medium market; someone who is capable of wearing any hat in the newsroom, from being the primary news reporter to traffic anchor and digital content creator, and is able to naturally resonate with the audience. Knowledge of local traffic patterns is a plus. This position may be eligible for remote work.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Alpha Media owns or operates over 200 live broadcast radio stations and digital properties covering all formats serving 44 markets across the United States. In addition to our over-the-air broadcasts, Alpha audio products can be heard across multiple platforms, including all major smart devices. We hire and retain top talent who are unique, innovative, and vibrant and we believe in creating progressive products and world-class events. Strong relationships with our listeners and clients in the communities where we live and work keep Alpha Media true to its local-first heritage.

Responsibilities of this position may include the following:
Willing to work a split shift 5 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 7 pm.
Write and report news and traffic.
Collaborate with show producers and the News Director on the news of the day and prioritize coverage.

Requirements of this position include:
A minimum of one year of experience working in the newsroom of a small or medium market.
A minimum of one year of experience in news and traffic gathering information, writing, and reporting duties.
Must be available to work on an as-needed basis and be available for breaking news.
Willing to learn all applicable FCC rules and regulations.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred proficiency in the use of audio editing software and remote broadcast equipment.
Ability to interact with the listening audience.
Ability to interact with management and staff at all levels.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and adhere to strict deadlines.

Alpha Media invests in people who invest in themselves and offers employees a competitive package of health and welfare benefits.

Employer-sponsored medical, dental & vision insurance with a variety of coverage options.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for full-time and part-time employees as well as all household members at no cost.
401(k) with discretionary employer matching.
Paid vacation, company holidays, and a birthday day for you to use during your birthday month.
Alpha Cares – paid volunteer hours.
Pet adoption subsidy.

How to Apply

If you have a passion for radio and would like to get your foot in the door with a cutting-edge company that still "gets" what radio is all about, submit your cover letter and resume ASAP to No phone calls, please. We’d love to hear a sample of your work! If you would like to send a demo, include the link to your website in your cover letter. If you do not have a website, upload your demo on YouTube, and provide the link. Alpha Media is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify.

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Expiration: February 28, 2022