Network News Reporter

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Media



Responsibilities

:
  • Reports (research, write, produce, present) fair and accurate stories as assigned daily to air in evening weeknight newscast and if needed news segments for the various national newscasts
  • Gathers and verifies news information and preparing for presentation on air, on line and for mobile
  • Actively participates in daily editorial meetings with story pitches of interest to our viewers
  • Develops and maintains contacts with community, political leaders and activists and key figures
  • Develops enterprise and exclusive content
  • Collaborates with producers, managers and photographers to conceptualize, write and produce stories
  • Generates a wide variety of story ideas, researches, and sets up the content and interviews
  • Gathers and verifies information through interviews, observation and research
  • Communicates with news producers, assignment editors and managers regarding story development, progress in the field and/or breaking news stories
  • Incorporates social media into the reporting routine
  • Stays informed regarding current events on a national, international and regional level
  • Works under the direct supervision of the VP of News Gathering and is responsible for completing any other tasks as assigned by supervisor
  • Qualifications/Requirements

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Minimum of 6 years’ experience as a television reporter
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field or equivalent work experience
    • Must be fully fluent in English and Spanish (both written and verbal)
    • Proven experience presenting stories on air in a professional manner during pre-packaged reports and live interviews
    • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions, and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high pressure, breaking news environment
    • A basic understanding of desktop computers, iNews and learn systems as implemented

    Eligibility Requirements:
    • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
    • Must be willing to work in Miami, FL
    • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice (if applicable)
    • Must have a valid driver’s license (if applicable)
    • Must be “on call” 24 hours a day / 7 days a week (if applicable)
    • Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples -- if available, include a web address when you submit your resume (if applicable)
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

    Desired Characteristics

    • Proven solid writing skills and editorial judgment
    • Effective self-starter with the proven ability to generate and produce news stories and enterprise stories
    • Strong understanding of editorial judgment and journalistic ethics, including a current knowledge of laws of libel and slander
    • Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced, dead-line driven environment
    • Accustomed to working in a team and collaborating with all levels within the organization
    • Proven excellent interpersonal skills combined with a strong sense of how to visually tell a compelling story desired
    • Creative and highly organized
    • Detail oriented
    • Knowledge of non-linear editing and shooting workflow
    • Experience being actively engaged in editorial processes and meetings

    * 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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