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Bureau Multi-Media Journalist/Reporter

WKMG-TV posts full-time job

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Tell great stories in a great market! WKMG-TV, Orlando, FL is looking for an expert storyteller to take ownership of one of our coastal bureaus.

Ideal candidates are self-motivated and can enterprise, research and deliver compelling stories. A passion to win, a strong work ethic, willingness to ingrain oneself in the community and a positive outlook are vital qualifications.

Everyone on our team produces material for all our platforms on-air, online, and mobile.

Qualified candidates will have at least 5 years of reporting experience and must be able to shoot video, edit packages, and use a LiveU to go live.

WKMG wins Edward R. Murrow, Emmy and AP awards. WKMG has won the National Association of Broadcasters Service to America award two years in a row. Come live, learn and work where news breaks!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with news management to examine significant ideas for news reports and features
  • Evaluate/analyze leads and tips to develop story ideas
  • Cultivate and maintain credible news sources
  • Ability to shoot and edit video
  • 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, other photographers, editors, news management
  • Meet daily deadlines in a 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 moment’s notice
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the company
  • Reports to News Director

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Degree in Journalism preferred
  • Demonstrable experience and talent as a 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:

WKMG -TV

4466 JOHN YOUNG PARKWAY

ORLANDO, FL 32804

TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Send reel or link and resume to: News Director Allison McGinley at amcginley@wkmg.com

NOTE: Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of pre-employment background checks, including drug screen, 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.