General Assignment Reporter - 6569

Portland, OR

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General Assignment Reporter - 6569

KATU/KUNP is looking for a take-charge General Assignment Reporter to help us continue to grow and empower our audiences! We are seeking a motivated, energetic, creative, and aggressive reporter who can think and perform outside the box. The ideal candidate should be able to develop story ideas and gather information for newscasts, have sound writing skills, a great work ethic, and a can-do attitude. The best person for this job will have excellent live shot skills and thrives on breaking stories.   A successful applicant will be able execute accountability stories where you hold powerful people accountable and give voice to the voiceless by basing stories in strong characters.   Must be fearless! 


No day will look the same as a Reporter, however, the main responsibilities of the role will include:



  • Create, shoot, write and edit meaningful stories for station’s newscast that can be used across multiple platforms

  • Provide news on-air as directed from the news management team

  • Engaging with local community members

  • Reviewing material for fairness, accuracy, and balance

  • Work closely with all members of the news team, which would include Producers, Editors, Anchors, News Directors etc..


Additionally, this person should have a:



  • Proven knowledge and experience working with current media creation tools and contemporary newsroom systems

  • Excel in storytelling across multiple platforms

  • Strong writing and copy-editing skills are a must

  • proven accountability reporting skills

  • 3-5 years of experience as a Reporter

  • Must be able to work well under pressure to meet strict deadlines

  • Be collaborative with others, but self-sufficient in the skills of an experienced reporter.


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