Full Time Job



Westbrook, ME 09-05-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
WMTW-TV, the ABC affiliate in Portland, Maine is looking for a Reporter who can create story ideas, conduct informed interviews, develop sources, and build compelling live shots. You will be a strong, take-charge reporter who hits the ground running every day. We value strong enterprise reporting and we're looking for someone who finds the stories that lead newscasts. 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 News Director.

• Plan, gather and assemble stories on day-of news or special project assignments
• Work with or without a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound
• Coordinate with news managers and producers 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 meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure
• Have and exhibit unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards

• 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 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.


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-dy28b0-44-200-117-166-42 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.