Reporter

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Media



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Journalist Duties and Responsibilities Daily responsibilities include receiving assignments for stories, evaluating leads and pitching compelling story ideas to editors, revising and editing work for editorial approval, and collaborating with other reporters, editors, and production staff Gather information for newsworthy stories through observation, interviews, investigation, and research Build a network of sources for interviews and develop relationships within the community Travel to various locations to find current, relevant details about newsworthy events in real-time and after the fact Attend and report on events such as artistic, political, or social functions as well as sporting events Be on the scene for breaking news including human interest stories, crimes, and natural disasters Take photographs, video, or audio recordings to document events and facts Analyze facts and information and determine the most effective way to tell the story Write and report stories and updates for use online and in print, radio, and television according to the prescribed style guides Organize details to create the most impactful stories for the given medium Journalist Requirements and Qualifications Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication, English, or related field Able to maintain an ethical, honest, and objective standard in reporting Adaptable and able to build rapport with a diverse array of people Disciplined with strong time management skills; able to work to deadlines Superb research and writing skills Creative and inquiring mind Strong interpersonal communication skills Knowledge of communications media and telecommunications technology Understanding of shield laws, local ordinances, and legal precedents regarding journalism and the rights of reporters

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