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Afternoon News Anchor/Reporter

Posted: January 22, 2014

Title:Afternoon News Anchor/Reporter

Department: News and Information

Status: Exempt

Reports to: Senior Editor

Posting Date:  January 21, 2014

End Date: Open Until Filled



The Afternoon News Anchor/Reporter is responsible for newscasts and other news-related segments during the Afternoon News Block and is capable of anchoring live, special coverage.  This person is also a General Assignment reporter, producing spot and feature stories and newsmaker interviews for CapRadio, Capital Public Radio Network (CPRN) and for national distribution.  The AR helps maintain CapRadio’s digital news presence during the afternoon and has a strong understanding of digital and social media.  The AR will conduct “live” debrief segments that will satisfy the format requirements. This will include planning with reporters for debriefs on significant news stories. 



Job responsibilities include anchoring local newscasts during Afternoon News Block, producing own news copy and rewriting copy produced by wire services and CapRadio reporters, covering breaking news by updating newscasts, producing spot and feature length stories as well as two-ways for airing on CapRadio’s newsmagazine and talk shows and on capradio.org, creating content for digital platforms, including social media sites, regularly contributing segment ideas to the Insight talk show. Appears as guest on Insight and contributes to other CapRadio shows as needed.



Minimum five years full-time professional, progressively responsible experience in radio news.  A four-year degree or equivalent experience required. Advanced journalism and broadcasting skills. Experience anchoring a daily news presentation and demonstrated ability to work within a live program environment, advanced reporting abilities; must be able to produce material of NPR style and quality. Strong on-air presence, keen news judgment; high level radio journalism abilities, team player; computer literate; familiar with technology platforms and ways to utilize them in reporting projects and on-air.


Submit cover letter, resume, and reference list, audio or print reporting samples and compensation requirements to:

Human Resources
Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95826




Fax 916-278-8989


Capital Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.