Reporter/Update Anchor KXL-FM

Posted On: March 16, 2022
Station/Company: Alpha Media, LLC
Location: Portland
Hours: Part Time

Job Summary

Alpha Media – Portland, OR is seeking a talented professional PART-TIME on-call, fill-in broadcast Reporter/Update Anchor with a great attitude and exceptional work ethic for the news team of KXL. The ideal candidate is a seasoned reporter with at least three years of experience working in a newsroom of a medium to major market; someone who is capable of wearing any hat, from being the primary news reporter to traffic anchor to the digital content creator, and is able to naturally resonate with the audience.

Alpha Media is a diverse multimedia company sharing your favorite music, sports, and news across a variety of platforms. Whether it’s on your phone, desktop, tablet, Alexa, Google Home, or in your car, our stations will enhance your journey. We hire and retain top talent who are unique, innovative, and vibrant. We believe in creating progressive products, world-class events, and building strong relationships in our communities.

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. 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 for this position may include the following:
Write and report the news.
Operate on-air console and audio controls.
Collaborate with show producers and News Director on the news of the day and prioritize coverage.
Monitor all news coverage on local television affiliates, local newspapers, and local radio competitors.
Available to be on-call after midnight for breaking news stories.
Provide photos and video while covering news stories when applicable.
Post stories to station websites and social media sites.
Create video/audio content.

Requirements of this position may include the following:
A minimum of three years experience working in the newsroom of a medium to major market.
A minimum of two years experience in newsgathering, writing, and on-air anchor duties.
Must be available to work on an as-needed basis and be available for breaking news.
Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient 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 multitask, prioritize, and adhere to strict deadlines.

Education and Licensing Requirements:
High School diploma or equivalent.
This position requires a fully insured personal vehicle and a valid driver’s license.

Preference may be given to candidates who have the above experience plus the following:
Previous experience in the broadcast industry.
Experience operating radio automation systems.

Alpha Media invests in people who invest in themselves and offers employees a competitive package of health and welfare benefits:
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.
Alpha Cares – paid volunteer hours.
Pet adoption subsidy.

How to Apply

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 in YouTube and provide the link. Alpha values Integrity, a Can Do Attitude, Passion, Competitiveness, Creativity, and embraces that work can be FUN. If these qualities are important to you and you feel you check off the qualities we are looking for, apply now at Alpha Media is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify.

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Expiration: April 30, 2022