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  Consumer Reporter
Employer: Upgrade Membership Job Posted: 8/28/2019
Location: South Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD  

Job Description:

FOX Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.


KRIV-TV, the Fox O&O in Houston, TX has an immediate opening for a Consumer Reporter who can enterprise original reporting with a focus on protecting consumers. This experienced journalist should have a deep knowledge of consumer issues with a focus on consumer fraud, government waste and consumer protections in addition to everyday pocketbook topics. The ideal candidate should have skills in data reporting and be able to ask tough questions. This reporter will be expected to be able to develop both short-term (daily) and long-term stories for broadcast and digital platforms. Candidate will be expected to provide unique content to our digital platforms and work closely with the digital staff and upload content to our digital platforms. The candidate should be a strong live television performer. Candidate must be able to use the latest technology and production techniques, to shoot, write and edit under deadline. If candidate currently cannot shoot or edit, must learn post hire as may have situations in which these skills are required. This individual must be a self-starter and able to work independently gathering news materials, interviewing people, both on and off camera, preparing and presenting packages and studio segments in unique storytelling ways. Other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate.

Four-year college degree required, with emphasis in Journalism or Communications preferred. Prefer a minimum of five years’ experience at a local television broadcast media outlet as a reporter producing and delivering local content. Consumer reporter experience preferred. Must have excellent editorial judgment and have the ability to produce content on all newsroom platforms, including television, online, and social media. Must have strong interpersonal skills with colleagues and interviewees. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours; early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. Must have a valid credit card and driver's license.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.



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