New Orleans, LA
WDSU is now hiring a Traffic Reporter. We need a good 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 in the field. We want someone who can interact with our viewers on social media and a journalist who will grow this position.
• 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
• 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 c learly, 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.
• Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred.
• Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.
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.