News Producer

Job Locations US-OR-Bend
Zolo Broadcasting
Pay Range
$18.60 - $27.91


As News Producer, you will monitor the news of the day from various sources, organize a newscast into a daily rundown, then write and supervise the reporting and editing of all stories within the newscast. The News Producer may also be called upon to produce stories in the field by developing ideas, researching details, writing copy, coordinating shoots and conducting interviews. The News Producer may be asked to contribute written material and content to the station's website and social media sites in a timely manner.


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 or


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 3,500 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


  • Writing scripts, stories and other valuable viewer content for stories, news broadcasts, website and social media outlets.
  • Monitoring all news, scheduled events and local happenings. Researches ideas, topics and stories for current and future broadcasts. Conducts interviews and shooting stories in studio and in the field.
  • Assigning stories and resources including news and production staff.
  • Creating Graphics and Titles for Newscast.
  • Provide vacation relief for digital news producer.


Required Qualifications

  • Associates degree (or higher) -OR- 2+ years professional work experience.
  • 1+ years of experience in news/video production.

Other Qualifications

  • Ability to work with Inception News software.
  • Ability to work with limited resources and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to write copy under broadcast journalism standards.
  • Ability to work individually or collaboratively to produce a quality newscast.
  • Keen interest, knowledge and awareness of current events locally and nationally.
  • Time intensity that is evidenced by a track record of seizing the moment and bringing the appropriate amount of energy to solve problems and effect change sooner than later.
  • Curious and perceptive nature coupled with energy that is evidenced by a history of questioning the way things are, identifying opportunities and then effecting change with an eye toward making things better.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills including the ability to explain complex issues in a clear and thorough manner as evidenced in personal interviews and via telephone.
  • Working background showing the ability to manage multiple tasks.

Do you meet all of the Required Qualifications, but aren't sure if your experience meets the Other Qualifications? We encourage you to apply! Research shows that some candidates may not apply for jobs unless they feel they meet 100% of the qualifications, when, in fact, they have the skills and experience to be successful in the role!  Experience and skills come in many different forms and may not always look identical to what we have on paper, but still lead to success in the role. If you meet the Required Qualifications and believe you have what it takes to be successful in the position, apply today! 



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 offeclick 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!

Pay Range (Hr./Yr.)

$18.60/Hr. - $27.91/Hr.


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