RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reports live on local traffic conditions
  • Knowledge of local traffic patterns and major highways
  • 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.
  • Writes, records and creates graphics for traffic reports
  • Responsible for monitoring traffic conditions for daily newscasts
  • Follow up on previous reported stories for updates.
  • Develop original, imaginative and creative ways to tell/show daily news traffic reports
  • 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

TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Send tape and resume to: News Director, email: shyvonen@wkmg.com

NO  PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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 drug screen, background/required reference checks and educational degree verification.

WKMG-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WKMG-TV will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.