Job Title: Reporter
Reports To: News Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Summary – Contribute content to a live, daily newscast that follows a viewer advocacy style and brand. Acts as a team player to contribute to an atmosphere that fosters a winning attitude and performs work according to the values of Fisher Communications with the utmost of integrity and trust in doing what is right.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):
- Field reporting daily resulting in a package and two (2) vosot stories presented in the newscast and online
- Plan and research future stories for use in daily coverage or during sweeps months and cover an assigned beat (nightside)
- Attend daily editorial meeting prepared with three (3) story ideas that may be used in the current day’s newscast
- Participate in frequent public appearances and community events
- videotaping footage with a tripod for use in stories
- editing footage for use in stories
- composing news stories that gain approval by News Director or Assistant News Director
- accurately posting all stories and video online and without errors
Competencies – To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:
- Excellent interpersonal skills: develops and maintains open and trusting working relationships with people at all levels of the organization.
- Excellent judgment in prioritizing multiple stories and meeting deadlines.
- Demonstrated organizational skills and must be flexible to multi-task, shift focus, and re-prioritize as the situation dictates.
- The ability to work independently with minimal supervision and have demonstrated ability to use sound judgment and to make independent decisions
- Excellent written communication skills
Qualifications – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must be able to drive a vehicle, maintain a valid Washington State Drivers License and adhere to the company’s driving standards
- Must be able to work on-call or during “off hours” – dependent upon staff and/or operational needs.
- Ability to travel on the job 80% of the time
Education and/or Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field or four (4) years of related journalism experience preferred.
Language Skills – Ability to read, compose and deliver news stories. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from co-workers, managers, viewers and the general public.
Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of ENPS, Outlook, Microsoft Word and non-linear editing.
Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment – The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
To Apply: Please submit Cover Letter, Resume and Demo Reel to: firstname.lastname@example.org
KEPR/Fisher Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer