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News Reporter

Fox TV Stations

Seattle, WA 05-02-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 29 full power broadcast television stations in the US These include stations located in 14 of the top 15 largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). Of these stations, 18 are affiliated with the FOX Network. In addition to distributing sports, entertainment and syndicated content, our television stations collectively produce approximately 1,200 hours of local news every week. These stations leverage viewer, distributor and advertiser demand for the FOX Network's national content.

JOB DESCRIPTION

KCPQ-TV and KZJO-TV, the FOX O&O duopoly in Seattle, Washington, is seeking an on-air general assignment News Reporter who is passionate about breaking news, enterprise reporting, and dynamic storytelling. If you are an experienced news reporter who can deliver a great live shot, we'd like to see your reel. The candidate must want to own the big story and develop sources. This position requires the ability to effectively break news online and on social media, while also delivering live and taped reports to our TV viewers. The news reporter should also be a top-notch writer, who can carefully match words to video and other visual elements.

The successful candidate should have about five years' experience on camera in a mid-to-large level TV market. Our news reporters possess the highest standards of journalistic integrity in a major American television market. Accuracy and fairness in news reporting is a must – both online and on television.

The successful candidate should have extensive experience in live reporting during breaking news and other unscripted situations. The ability to edit or shoot video is an added bonus, but not a deal-breaker. This is a full-time position with a regular shift and schedule, but the news is a 24/7 world and that could occasionally include other shifts as breaking news or staffing changes warrant. Must possess a valid credit card and driver's license.

Required Skills and Abilities
• Ability to work independently in a high pressure, fast-paced environment, gathering information to discern the newsworthiness of events.
• Excellent editorial judgment and the ability to produce content on all newsroom platforms including television, online, and social media.
• Strong interpersonal skills with colleagues and interviewees.
• Must be able to work flexible hours, shifts and shows; early mornings, late nights, weekends, and holidays may be required.
• Must have a valid credit card and driver's license.

Physical Requirements
• Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working at a computer.
• Regularly stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.
• Occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
• Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands.

Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $85,000.00-95,000.00 annually for Washington. This role is also eligible for various benefits, including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, and other benefits in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gxe0pq-3-215-16-238-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $85,000 to $95,000 Per Year ($ USD)