Full Time Job

Weekend Anchor / Managing Editor


Portland, OR 01-10-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
KOIN 6 TV/Portland's CW, a Nexstar Media Group Inc. owned CBS and CW duopoly in Portland, Oregon has looking for a Weekend Anchor/Managing Editor. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned news professional with on-air commercial television experience, experience making editorial decisions, and managing logistics to facilitate the news gathering process. Must be aggressive and able to contribute to daily story ideas, gather, shoot, write and edit reports for newscasts and Must have dynamic on-camera communication skills. We want a high energy, engaging talent who is a strong storyteller and can handle breaking news situations in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, 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: Research, writing, capturing visual content and editing general assignment stories for multiple platforms. As well as, oversee the gathering of content across all platforms by generating story ideas, communicating with field crews.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
• Produce content for multiple platforms, including TV, internet, mobile, etc.
• Work with management to enterprise and develop stories on a daily basis.
• Demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics, and use of digital and social media platforms.
• Fill-in anchor newscasts as needed, across all dayparts (morning, noon, early evening, late news & weekends).
• Organize material, determine angle or emphasis, and write story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
• Gather and verify factual information regarding stories through interview, observation and research.
• Supervise and manage assignment editors and the daily operation of the assignment desk.
• Develop, evaluate, and approve story ideas, with an emphasis on ground-breaking enterprise journalism and strong storytelling, both on-air and online.
• Collaborate with executive producers, news producers, and the digital team on placement of stories. Develop community contacts for story ideas.
• Participate in story meetings to inform participants of events being covered and ensure continuity of coverage.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
• Strong news judgment, knowledge of current events, and excellent communication and people skills.
• Experience with government, court/judicial and bureaucratic processes, including open records requests.
• Knowledge of newsroom computer systems required, as well as broadcast quality camera equipment.
• Promote teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with co-workers in all departments.
• Demonstrate excellent communication skills.
• Conflict management.
• Detail oriented.
• Demonstrate editorial judgment using knowledge of journalism ethics and libel laws.
• Strong on-air reporting, writing, and technical skills.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree Journalism required (equivalent years of experience may substitute for education) + three years of experience as a multi-platform journalist. Prior regular anchor experience 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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re3qm5-18-207-129-175-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.