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News Reporter

WBAL

Baltimore, MD 03-29-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Radio News Reporter

WBAL NewsRadio in Baltimore is looking for a Reporter who can create story ideas, conduct informed interviews, and execute live reports from the scene. You will be a strong, take-charge reporter who hits the ground running every day. This person will play a vital role in political coverage in the next election cycle. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality, you are not afraid to head out into the field, ask the tough questions and break the big stories. You will be a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills. You will report to the Director of Programming/News Director.

Responsibilities
• Plan, gather and assemble stories on day-of news or special project assignments.
• Work to gather and edit compelling and captivating sound.
• Coordinate with news leadership to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content.
• Develop a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance.
• Will contribute pictures, video, and text updates to mobile platforms throughout the day.
• Work on different stories and projects at once and meet all deadlines under extraordinary pressure.
• Be prepared to anchor newscasts to cover others in times of illness/vacation.
• Have and exhibit unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards.

Requirements
• Professional or college reporting experience
• Experience with enterprise reporting and ability to uncover details.
• Your demo reel is indicative of your everyday work.
• Write clear, correct, compelling copy that supports images gathered.
• Operate mobile transmission devices and use the latest technology.
• Can work in all weather conditions.
• Have and exhibit unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards.
• Have a valid driver's license and a clear driving record.
• Work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends.
• Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production.
• Related military experience will be considered.

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Benefits

Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.
• Medical | Dental | Vision
• 401(k) matching
• Emotional Wellness Support
• Paid Time Off
• Paid Parental Leave
• LGBTQ+ Health Services
• Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gxevvo-3-239-95-36-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WBAL

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.