Full Time Job

General Assignment Reporter

KATU

Portland, OR 06-02-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

KATU/KUNP is looking for a take-charge General Assignment Reporter to help us continue to grow and empower our audiences! We are seeking a motivated, energetic, creative, and aggressive reporter who can think and perform outside the box. The ideal candidate should be able to develop story ideas and gather information for newscasts, have sound writing skills, a great work ethic, and a can-do attitude. The best person for this job will have excellent live shot skills and thrives on breaking stories as well as manage digital opportunities in the course of daily storytelling.

No day will look the same as a Reporter, however, the main responsibilities of the role will include:
• Create, shoot, write and edit meaningful stories for station's newscast that can be used across multiple platforms
• Provide news on-air as directed from the news management team
• Engaging with local community members
• Reviewing material for fairness, accuracy, and balance
• Work closely with all members of the news team, which would include Producers, Editors, Anchors, News Directors etc..

Additionally, this person should have a…
• Proven knowledge and experience working with current media creation tools and contemporary newsroom systems
• Excel in storytelling across multiple platforms
• Strong process writing, writing to video, and storng and copy-editing skills are a must
• 5-7 years of experience as a Reporter or Reporter/MMJ
• Must be able to work well under pressure to meet strict deadlines
• Must be a strong time manager and resourceful in finding different ways to tell a story
• Must be able to ask tough questions and hold powerful officials accountable in a respectful manner
• Works well independently. No hand holding!

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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