Medical Minute Reporter - KSFY / Kdlt
Sioux Falls is one of the fastest growing cities in the Upper Midwest and is home to more than 195,000 people. Healthcare and finance make up much of the workforce in Sioux Falls. There is never a shortage of things to do here. Summers are packed with outdoor festivals and concert events. Many also enjoy the city's nearly 30 miles of bike trails; be sure to stop by the beautiful waterfalls of the Big Sioux River! And winter doesn't mean people hibernate; there are plenty outdoor and indoor activities all winter long. In 2014, the city built a 12,000 seat area that has hosted everything from PBR events, hockey and indoor football, to concerts with names like Paul McCartney, Carrie Underwood and Elton John. The city is also home to a new indoor aquatic center, indoor ice skating facility, basketball arena, and an indoor tennis complex. There is no shortage of places to eat either. Not only is Sioux Falls home to many familiar restaurant chains, it's known for many great locally-owned restaurants. And if you want to get away for the weekend, you can drive to Omaha in three hours, Minneapolis in four and the Black Hills in five.
KSFY/KDLT is an award-winning television operation serving viewers in the eastern half of South Dakota as well as portions of southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa. The stations operate from a new studio in downtown Sioux Falls as one rebranded organization called Dakota News Now. The facilities put Dakota News Now on the cutting edge of television and news gathering technology, making it one of the most state-of-the-art television stations in the market and the region. The Dakota News Now team produces 36 hours of news each week. Some of our employees have been here for more than 25 years. For others, this is their first job out of college. It's a great mix that gives us different perspectives while covering the news. People here enjoy the work they do, and everyone steps up to the plate during major news events like breaking news and severe weather.
Dakota News Now is looking for a reporter to produce our Medical Minute segment. We want someone who can connect with the community and understands quality storytelling. The ideal candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to work under a deadline is a must.
Primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
This position requires a great deal of planning and coordination with media relations personnel. Researching skills are also useful. You will be responsible for writing, voicing and editing at least three stories a week for television and internet. Additional health news reporting and general assignment news reporting will also be expected. A background in medical news or a strong interest is a plus. You should also be skilled in social media and online news production. Time management skills are a must.
The ideal candidate must be able to work a variety of hours to complete assigned stories. The position also requires frequent travel, up to six hours round trip. You must be able to carry 35 to 45 pounds of equipment. A valid driver's license as well as a safe driving record is necessary.
Bachelors Degree in Communications, Journalism, English or related field of study is preferred. Applicants with a background in healthcare are also encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants can, go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', we encourage you to upload your resume and cover letter
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d55x83-3-80-3-192-42 in your application.