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15 Feb 2023

Full-Time News Anchor

sammy.lovelace – Posted by sammy.lovelace Bend, Oregon, United States

Job Description

In your role as the Zolo Media News Anchor (2023-21538) you’ll operate two broadcast television stations in Bend, OR:  KOHD-TV ABC and KBNZ-TV CBS. This position must be a trained, news professional who can harness their creativity to tell original, interesting stories that matter to our viewers. The News Anchor must possess imagination, originality and an on-air personality that is both credible and sincere. The position must be able to conduct investigative interviews, analyze and interpret public events, and develop editorial insight that will help tell stories that our viewers want to know and need to know in Central Oregon. As the News Anchor you must have the knowledge and skill to span a broad variety of topics to include current events, history, education, business, social trends, people, community service and other elements uniquely local to Central Oregon. You’ll also collaborate with reporters and on-air talent to tell stories from the studio or from the field.

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 3,300 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


  • Anchor (either solo or as a co-anchor) any newscasts as needed which includes reading the prompter, cross-talking with Meteorologists and reporters, interviewing live guests on-set or via live shots, and being able to adjust to and adlib live breaking news situations.
  • Research, develop and write stories for the daily news broadcast.  Exercise editorial judgement to ensure quality live daily content. Also, to include:
  • Writing and producing concise, accurate copy and adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Produce broadcasts within newsroom software for air as assigned. May include:
    •  Arranging news stories as they will appear on-air.
    • Timing the flow of content during live on-air broadcasts
    • Writing/editing/formatting news stories for broadcast
    • Coordinating with reporters to ensure stories are inserted into broadcasts in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Research prepare and interview people in a wide range of different fields and 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; and,
    • Working closely with the broadcast team, photographers, editors and producers
  • Recording/editing interviews using technical camera, recording and computer equipment
  • ‘Live’ online reporting or real-time social media blogging when covering important events.
  • Emcee events and/or make public appearances for Zolo Media as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) -OR- 4+ years professional work experience
  • 3+ years’ experience of ‘On-Camera’ storytelling


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 offer click here.

At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, 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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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 80 days.

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