News Anchor- Portland, OR

Salem Media Group
Portland, Oregon, United States

Date Posted: 07/03/2018
Categories: Media/Video/Radio
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Morning News Anchor requires the proven skill to enterprise stories, seek out and interview relevant individuals, edit audio and then write compelling, factual, grammatically correct, and ready-for-air news copy. In addition, an Anchor may be asked to work outside of the newscasts to produce long-form reports or features to be utilized throughout the broadcast day. Anchors are expected to adhere to strict journalistic standards. This position works closely with a Co-Anchor, News Editor, and Executive Producer and, as a team, shares the same goal of delivering timely, engaging, and audience-centered news content.


  • News content production; including but not limited to  enterprise stories, audio editing, writing and copy editing.
  • Write and hone morning newscast while ensuring editorial, creative and technical excellence.
  • Track the ongoing flow of daily news while maintaining the organization and relevance of news copy.
  • Work quickly and efficiently alone or in a team; must be able to respond aggressively and self-direct in breaking news situations.


  • Experience in news editing, producing, and reporting
  • Minimum two years of on-air experience for a news station.
  • Able to find, develop, write and deliver compelling news stories.
  • Provide outstanding writing, copy editing, interviewing and audio editing skills.
  • Possesses solid news judgement and understanding of journalistic standards.
  • Able to enunciate clearly and interpret and read news copy fluently.
  • Computer literate with the technical abilities to navigate software and operate studio equipment.
  • Understands social media platforms and use them in a professional manner.
  • Available for early-mornings, holidays and when major news events break.
  • Able to stay calm in breaking news situations and work alone or with a team to get information on the air that is factual, meaningfu and clear whether scripted or ad-lib.
  • Able to multi-task while navigating stressful situations.
  • Maintain a positive and cooperative rapport with staff,management, and clients.
  • Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package, paid holidays, paid vacation, 401k and a positive work environment.

Interested? If you possess these qualifications and Salem Media Group Portland sounds like the company for you, please apply online at and Send an audio example that demonstrates the qualifications listed above to KPAM Operations Manager, Chris Kelly, No phone calls please.

Salem Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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