Capital Public Radio Seeks Afternoon News Anchor Reporter

Aug 2, 2016

  We are hiring for the position of Afternoon News Anchor/Reporter. This is an extraordinary opportunity to work in a creative environment in one of the most fascinating and beautiful parts of the country, Northern California. As an organization we believe that audience comes first and that anything is possible. We embrace change and encourage innovation while building an epic workplace. Together, we bring our passion and have fun.  

Essential Traits

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.

Primary Duties

  • Anchors local newscasts during the Afternoon News Block putting together timely, interesting, informative newscasts utilizing sound news judgment.
  • Working with the Producer, produces own news copy and rewrites copy produced by wire services and CapRadio reporters.
  • Covers breaking news during shift by updating newscasts, including rewriting of wire copy, producing own copy and interviews; conducts interviews to obtain sound bites or a full length two-way for quick turnaround.
  • Capable of anchoring special coverage for breaking news or major events and working without a script if required.
  • Produces spot and feature length stories as well as two-ways for airing on CapRadio’s newsmagazine and talk shows and on
  • Creates content for digital platforms, including social media sites.
  • Files for the Capital Public Radio Network (CPRN) service.
  • Appears as a guest and regularly contributes ideas to CapRadio shows
  • Proactively files spots and feature stories with NPR and other national outlets.
  • Participates in on-air fundraising and other fundraising activities.


  • Minimum five years of full time professional experience in radio news
  • Advanced broadcast writing 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to distill complex subject matters.
  • Ability to lead, coordinate and collaborate with others.
  • Familiarity with public radio. Previous public radio experience desired
  • Highly computer-literate, including skills with Microsoft Windows operating system, Microsoft Office and audio editing software such as Adobe Audition or ProTools; Newsroom management systems such as NewsBoss.
  • Highly familiar with social media platforms
  • Excellent memory for, and attention to, details. Able to meet daily, sometimes hourly deadlines, often under stressful conditions. Able to deal effectively with a multiplicity of tasks simultaneously.
  • Commitment to company values
  • Ability to drive a motor vehicle, and a valid California driver license.


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

Human Resources

Capital Public Radio

7055 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95826

Fax 916-278-8989                                                 

Department: Content

Status: Full time; Exempt                                           

End Date: Open Until Filled

Capital Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer.