Full Time Job

Digital Reporter

WDAF

Kansas City, MO 08-20-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
FOX4KC.com (WDAF-TV) is looking for a digital reporter ready to provide hyperlocal and breaking news on our web and mobile platforms. Located in Kansas City, MO, we're the number one station in the market both on TV and online, and we need someone ready to break news important to our local communities, write compelling stories, and be versatile to cover a variety of city and county governments and agencies. This position is primarily writing, with the ability to shoot and cut video, shoot and edit still photos, and assert presence on social media.

Responsibilities include:
• Writing multiple stories daily for fox4kc.com, and providing content our news team and producers can use during TV broadcasts
• Ensures that all news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
• Builds sources who help us gather local news before information is widely distributed
• Writes and delivers news stories in a clear and concise manner
• Gathers and creates compelling multimedia for online stories that enhance the viewer experience and understanding of the situation
• Assists in writing, copy editing, researching, and coordinating news programming and other content
• Responds to breaking events and other urgent newsroom situations as required
• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned
• Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites

Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in journalism, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Strong news judgement
• Knowledge of camera, camera equipment, with ability to shoot and edit
• Fluency in English
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Proficiency with digital media, web content platforms and social media platforms
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution
• Valid driver's license with a good driving record
• Flexibility to work any shift

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rznkqn-3-238-132-225-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WDAF

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.