Full Time Job

Breaking News / Traffic Reporter


New Orleans, LA 06-26-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
WDSU, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans, LA is now hiring a Breaking News/Traffic Anchor-Reporter. We need a creative storyteller who has excellent on-air presence and excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate will also have strong reporting skills and be comfortable covering breaking news on-air and in the field. We want someone who can interact with our viewers on social media and a journalist who will grow this position. You will report to the News Director.

Job Responsibilities:
• Work with producers to identify the big, breaking stories each morning to front on-air and give perspective/context
• Ability to report in the field on breaking news/traffic as needed
• Prepare morning traffic report graphics
• News gather for traffic reports
• Provide clear and concise live traffic reports for morning show and evening shows
• Research and report up-to-the-minute traffic conditions
• Communicate that information to the show producers and show anchors in a timely manner
• Make sure that corresponding graphics, video and live shots are used appropriately
• Communicate morning traffic information to viewers via digital platforms including our station website, mobile app, and social media pages
• Maintaining a traffic live wire through the end of the shift
• Report in the field after AM shows to cover daily and breaking news as needed daily
• Fill-in anchor as needed

• Looking for 1-2 years as journalist and storyteller in a commercial television station
• Equivalent military experience will be considered
• Knowledge and experience with the station's traffic system
• Must be a self-starter and able to ad lib in breaking news situations
• Must speak clearly, have basic knowledge of how to use a computer and basic knowledge of social media outlets
• Must be familiar with street and highway names and directions
• Must have strong reporting skills in the field to include breaking news experience
• Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated 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.


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-d959jk-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.