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


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