*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
*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.
*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.
*Scheduling flexibility, especially for breaking news.
*Must be able to travel and fly to various locations in an airplane or helicopter.
Send tape and resume to: News Director, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, No Phone Calls Please
Note: Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of pre-employment drug screen, required reference checks, background checks and educational degree verification.
WKMG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WKMG will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.