PT News Reporter

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Media



Job Summary:

Prepares and broadcasts news coverage.

Responsibilities

• Gathers and verifies factual information through interviews, observation and research.

• Monitors sources for breaking news, e.g., wires and social media.

• Plans, writes, edits, and voices news broadcasts.

• Finalizes content using digital audio editing software.

• Maintains crucial deadlines in order to provide news stories in a timely fashion.

• Repackages content from producers and field reporters for newscasts.

• Identifies technical equipment and resource requirements for recording interviews and other audio material.

• May produce features and interviews as assigned.

• May specialize in a particular field of news broadcasting (e.g. political, traffic, finance or military).

• May prepare written content, visual images, audio material and video footage for websites, blogs or other social-media platforms.

Qualifications

• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking platforms

• Knowledgeable and up-to-date with local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of subjects/events related to on-air topics

• Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation

• Well-rounded communication skills for conducting interviews

• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment

• Excellent writing and editing skills; proficient in grammar

• Strong attention to detail

• Proficient in media production and broadcast systems

• Ability to plan and organize, set priorities and multi task in a fast-paced environment

• May require other language proficiency, e.g., Spanish

Work Experience

• 3+ years’ experience in on-air journalism in smaller market or college station

Education

• 4-year college degree preferred.

Certifications

• None required

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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