Prepares and broadcasts news coverage.
Gathers and verifies factual information through interviews, observation and research.
Monitors sources for breaking news, e.g., wires and social media.
Plans, writes, edits, and voices news broadcasts.
Finalizes content using digital audio editing software.
Maintains crucial deadlines in order to provide news stories in a timely fashion.
Repackages content from producers and field reporters for newscasts.
Identifies technical equipment and resource requirements for recording interviews and other audio material.
May produce features and interviews as assigned.
May specialize in a particular field of news broadcasting (e.g. political, traffic, finance or military).
May prepare written content, visual images, audio material and video footage for websites, blogs or other social-media platforms.
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking platforms
Knowledgeable and up-to-date with local and national trends and/or specialized knowledge of subjects/events related to on-air topics
Pleasant, charismatic and well-controlled voice; excellent pronunciation
Well-rounded communication skills for conducting interviews
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
Excellent writing and editing skills; proficient in grammar
Strong attention to detail
Proficient in media production and broadcast systems
Ability to plan and organize, set priorities and multi task in a fast-paced environment
May require other language proficiency, e.g., Spanish
3+ years experience in on-air journalism in smaller market or college station
4-year college degree, preferably in Broadcast Journalism or Communications