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Full Time Job

Reporter

WOOD

Grand Rapids, MI 05-07-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WOOD TV in Grand Rapids, MI is searching for a storyteller. We are on the lookout for a Reporter with the right combination of solid news judgment, a passion for storytelling and a solid background in news reporting. The ideal candidate must be able to handle stories on all topics, especially breaking news; must generate story ideas; and display on-air presence that is friendly and authoritative. The candidate we hire must be a credible and experienced news reporter who possesses strong editorial news judgment and has a proven record to collaboration and positive teamwork. Exceptional live skills are a must. Previous anchoring experience is beneficial.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Report on daily news assignments and contribute to daily enterprise content.
• Collaborate with photographers, producers, management, and assignment desk to deliver top quality news reports.
• Establish and maintain sources in the community, government, and law enforcement.
• Support positive newsroom culture, collaborate and foster and environment of integrity.
• Participate in community and promotional events.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:
• Minimum three years' on-air experience.
• Bachelor's degree in Broadcast journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
• Strong journalistic background, superior on-air presence, and excellent writing skills.
• Ability to handle constructive criticism and perform under pressure.
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including mornings, evenings, and weekends.
• Positive collaboration with colleagues and effective interaction with the public.
• Excellent news judgment with an expansive knowledge of local and national current events, history, newsmakers, and issues.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Candidates must have a solid resume reel showcasing breaking news live reporting, and well thought out packages.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

As a Reporter you must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. You must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face to face discussions with individuals or groups, make decision without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, and work in close proximity to others. Must me able to operate equipment weighing up to 25lbs.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn12m5-44-210-83-132-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WOOD

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.