News Reporter

Published On: May 28 2013 02:59:11 PM EDT
Updated On: Sep 07 2000 06:23:31 AM EDT

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with news management to examine significant ideas for new reports and features
  • Evaluate/analyze leads and tips to develop story ideas.
  • Cultivate and maintain credible news sources.
  • Writing, supervision and editing of story production.
  • Travel to the scene of a news story, gather and compile information into the proper form for editing and broadcast.
  • Present live or taped interviews and voice-over reports in the field or studio
  • Follow up on previous reported stories for updates.
  • Develop original, imaginative and creative ways to tell/show news stories
  • Coordinate news coverage activities with producers, photographers, editors, news management.
  • Meet daily deadlines in fast-paced environment.
  • Discretion, maturity and composure-especially under pressure.
  • Adapt quickly to changing priorities and breaking news.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, holidays, and irregular hours on a moments notice.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to the company.
  • Reports to News Director.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Degree in Journalism preferred.
  • Demonstrable experience and talent as TV reporter.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong news ethics, judgment and professionalism.
  • Maintain professional contact and discretion with community leaders, news sources and the public.
  • Ability to work independently in fast paced environment with daily deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Team Player.
  • Scheduling flexibility, especially for breaking news.
  • Must be able to travel and fly to various locations in an airplane or helicopter.

LOCATION OF POSITION:

WKMG-TV

4466 John Young Parkway

ORLANDO, FL  32804

Send tape and resume to: News Director

Note: All of the essential functions of this position are not necessarily described in this posting. Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of pre-employment physical exam, including drug screen and required reference checks and educational degree verification.

We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, matriculation or political affiliation.

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