Reporter / Producer

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General Information

Job Posting ID 5380444 Creation Date Nov 14, 2018
Employer Posting No --- Closing Date Dec 14, 2018
Job Site Address WACO, Texas 76712 Employer Type Private Sector
Openings 1

Job Description

Position Summary
The Multimedia Journalist Reporter/Producer produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers. Someone who can pitch a great story and go live one day, and then craft an amazing newscast the next. We want someone who knows how to showcase the big story from the field, as well as the control room, and is always looking for new ways to get information across to the audience in a clear and concise manner.



The successful candidate will have strong news writing skills with an emphasis on relevance and accuracy. Candidate must maintain knowledge of current events, online trends, and social media. Should be familiar with ENPS, Adobe Photoshop and BitCentral, and editing software along with Microsoft Word. This is not a programming/technical position but knowledge of those skills is helpful in the position.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
Determines a storyís emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly
Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
Shoots and edits news events and news reports
Produces and presents reports for all platforms
Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
Performs special projects and other duties as assigned
Requirements & Skills:



Bachelorís degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
Fluency in English
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
Minimum two yearsí experience in news reporting (Depending on market size)
Superior on-air presence
Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Valid driverís license with a good driving record
Flexibility to work any shift
Priority will be given to candidates with producing and web experience.



Physical Demands & Work Environment:


The Multimedia Journalist Reporter/Producer must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Multimedia Journalist Reporter/Producer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.
Supervisory Experience Required No
Shift Days (First) Duration Regular
Workweek Full Time
Veterans Only No
Federal Contractor No
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Is this job related to Hurricane Harvey Clean-up/Restoration? No

Job Requirements

Occupation Producers
Minimum Experience and Education  0 yrs   6 mos and Bachelors Degree

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Occupation Reporters and Correspondents
Minimum Experience and Education  0 yrs   6 mos and Bachelors Degree


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State Agency Name FOX 44 KWKT
Job Closing Date Dec 14, 2018
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