Full Time Job

Traffic Reporter

Nexstar

Birmingham, AL 01-21-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

The Traffic Reporter delivers on-air updates during morning news, reports traffic on all media platforms including mobile and social media, responsible for reporting traffic incidents and related news stories. The ideal candidate should be able to also gather and report impactful news stories related to traffic, the environment, weather, and other topics in the newscasts.
• Collect, write and narrate information regarding breaking news and daily traffic coverage
• Conduct live reports and interviews during newscasts regarding traffic and traffic-related stories
• Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
• Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
• Determines a story's emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly
• Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
• Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
• Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
• Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
• Produces and presents reports for all platforms
• Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
• Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
• Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Re quirements & Skills :
• Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Fluency in English
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Minimum two years' experience in news reporting (More or less depending on market size)
• Superior on-air presence
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Valid driver's license with a good driving record
• Flexibility to work any shift

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Company Profile
Nexstar

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.