On Air TV Reporter

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TDS Broadcasting


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 hard 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. 


TDS Broadcasting LLC, a TDS company, also operates COTV11 and CO4 Visitors Network as Zolo Media, offering a wide range of viewing options for Central Oregonians.


  • 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.
  • 'Live’ online reporting or real-time social media blogging when covering important events. Adaption of stories to On-line and web platforms.


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.


As a part of your total compensation, TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit
package. This benefit plan addresses 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. 


At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, 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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