Reporter

TDS Telecom Bend , OR 97708

Posted 4 days ago

Overview

Central Oregon Daily News - KOHD/KBNZ, ABC/CBS - is looking for a general assignment on-air reporter to join our growing team!

You'll report news and feature stories in Bend, Oregon one of the fastest-growing cities in one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States.

Oh, and you'll have a blast while doing it.

You'll cover city, county and state government issues, crime, education and community news (think beer runs, pond skimming at the nation's 6th largest ski area, and "Goat Yoga").

You'll interview U.S. Senators, community members making a difference, and the teen who runs a ski waxing shop in her garage.

You might go live from a crime scene on Monday and from the county fair on Tuesday-- no two days are the same!

At Central Oregon Daily News, we pride ourselves on diving deeper into the issues and people that make great stories. We don't pigeonhole reporters into turning in 90-second packages that don't tell the whole story. We encourage creativity, reward gumption, and showcase hard work.

We aren't your classic local TV news station. We're the new kid in town and we're looking for reporters who can come in make a splash.

The pay range listed for this position represents the low and high end of the base compensation range. The actual offer amount will carefully consider multiple factors, such as relevant skills, qualifications, work experience, location and/or competencies that align with the specified role. Certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation such as bonuses and equity awards.

Zolo Broadcasting LLC, a TDS Telecom company, operates KOHD-TV the ABC affiliate, KBNZ-LP the CBS affiliate, COTV11 and CO4 Visitors Network as Zolo Media, offering a wide range of viewing options for Central Oregonians.

Zolo Media provides targeted advertising solutions through a combination of locally originated content, local broadcast television stations, and on Bend and Crestview cable television networks. Zolo Creative Services offers award-winning video production for television spot production. Visit zolomedia.com or centraloregondaily.com.

Zolo Broadcasting LLC and Zolo Media are part of TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom), which is based in Madison, Wis. Combined, the companies employ more than 3,300 people and are subsidiaries of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000 company. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit tdsinc.com.

Responsibilities

  • Interviewing people in a range of different circumstances. May also include the following:

  • Building contacts to maintain a flow of news, for example, police and emergency services, local council, community groups, health trusts, press officers from a variety of organizations, the general public, etc

  • Seeking out and investigating stories via your contacts, press releases and other media

  • Attending press conferences and asking questions

  • Attending a variety of events, such as council meetings, sporting events, talent contests, etc

  • Answering the phones and reacting to topical stories that matter to our viewers.

  • Working closely with the broadcast team, photographers and editors and producers. Writing and editorial judgement for live and recorded daily content. Also, to include:

  • Producing concise and accurate copy and to adhering to strict deadlines

  • Check reference materials, such as books, news files, or public records to obtain relevant facts

  • Receive assignments and contribute to story ideas and development

  • Revise work to meet editorial approval or to fit time/space requirements, and within editorial style guidelines

  • Recording/editing interviews using technical camera and computer equipment

  • Submitting copy for the digital publication of all stories completed as assigned

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Associates degree (or higher) -OR- 2+ years professional work experience
  • 1+ years of newsroom, journalism and/or on-camera storytelling experience.

Other Qualifications

  • Demonstrated writing and editorial judgement experience

  • Familiar with newsroom producing software

  • Understanding of and ability to troubleshoot computers preferred; proficient in Microsoft Office & Apple computers

  • Ability to professionally interact with customers and co-workers; strong verbal communication skills

  • Basic understanding of broadcast cameras and how to operate them.

  • Basic non-linear editing skills. Final Cut, Adobe Premier, Avid, or similar.

  • Must be reliable and motivated to fulfill obligations; ability to work independently without supervision

  • Ability to analyze situations and use logic to address issues; careful attention to details

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as a part of a regular schedule and/or dictated by business needs

  • Strong work ethic with an emphasis on team commitment

  • Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record (supplied by applicant)

  • Successful criminal background check is required

  • Final applicants are required to take and satisfactorily pass a pre-employment drug test within 48 hours of notification

Benefits

Associates scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week have access to medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a 401(k) plan, and paid time off benefits such as vacation (15 days accrued per year for full-time; pro-rated for part-time associates working between 20-39 hours), sick leave (10 days accrued per year for full-time and pro-rated for all other associates), seven paid national holidays and one floating holiday, paid parental leave (2 weeks after 12 months of employment), among others. Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability coverage is also available for associates working 30 or more hours per week and Education Assistance is available to full-time associates. Associates scheduled to work under twenty hours per week or for a limited term (i.e. interns) are eligible for medical coverage, the 401(k) plan (if 18 or older), as well as sick leave (10 days accrued per year for full-time and pro-rated for all other associates). For more detail on the benefits we offer click here.

At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by law. To learn about our diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!


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Reporter

TDS Telecom