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  • Overview

    Zolo Media is Television in Central Oregon…on-air, on-line & on-the-go. We are KOHD – Central Oregon’s ABC, KBNZ – CBS for Central Oregon, and local programming on Central Oregon Daily, COTV and CO4 Visitors Network. We are storytellers of all that matters to Central Oregonians.



    Zolo Media – KOHD-TVABC and KBNZ-TV CBS is looking for a Reporter. We are looking for someone that can tell both general assignment and feature stories that matter to our viewers. Stories that our viewers want to know, and need to know in Central Oregon.  Your knowledge will need to span a broad variety of topics to include current events, education, business, social trends, people, community service and other elements uniquely local to Central Oregon. The Reporter/Storyteller is responsible for telling the stories from the studio or from the field.


    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


    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree or 4 years professional work experience
    • 1+ years experience of ‘On-Camera’ storytelling
    • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and insurance.

    Other Qualifications

    • Degree in Journalism preferred. Trade school training helpful.
    • 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 required.
    • 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.



    As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.



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