Reporter
 
Employer: WPBF-TV Job Posted: 2/3/2020
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL Job Status: Full Time
 
 

Job Description:

WPBF 25 News has an immediate opening for a Reporter to start right away. We need someone who generates story ideas, writes to video, and produces compelling, active live shots. We are looking for a strong, take-charge reporter who hits the ground running every day and is a talented storyteller. The successful candidate loves breaking news and is highly competitive. We value enterprise reporting and we’re looking for someone who finds the stories that lead newscasts. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality; we’re looking for a reporter who isn’t afraid to head out into the field and break the big stories. We are looking for this market’s next leader who loves investigative and will ask the tough questions, and will hold those in power accountable. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills.

Job Responsibilities:

• Works with fellow reporters and producers in newscast production
• Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of news or special project assignments
• Works with a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound
• Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content
• Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance.
• Contributes pictures, video and text updates to digital and social platforms consistently throughout the day and writes and posts complete scripts for digital.
• Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure.
• Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards

Experience Requirements:

• Past reporting experience(2-5 years) required
• Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover stories.
• Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work
• Related military experience will be considered

Qualifications Requirements:

• Strong writing and storytelling skills
• Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology
• Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
• Has a valid driver’s license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record
• Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends
• Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production

Education:

• Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience.
• Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.



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