Reporter Opportunity in Seattle-Senior/Investigative Journalist

URL: http://www.fsci.com/
Company: fishercommunicationsinc
Telephone: mburcham@fsci.com
Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bWJ1cmNoYW0uMzkyODUuMzYzMUBmaXNoZXJjb21tdW5pY2F0aW9uc2luYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Reference: 722
Type: Permanent
Position: Reporter – Senior/Investigative Journalist
Location: Seattle, Washington
Industry: Media
Salary:
Description:

SUMMARY OF JOB:

KOMO-TV is looking for a reporter who epitomizes good old fashioned journalism. We want someone who knows how to cultivate sources and make contacts. We want a digger who always comes to the table with story ideas. We are looking for a hard news journalist who wants to lead the newscast and crush the competition. Candidate MUST have at least FIVE years experience as a reporter in a medium or top market. Experience with investigative journalism is also a MUST. Candidate must have extremely strong storytelling and writing skills. Candidate must also have the ability to do creative, energetic live shots and must shine in breaking news situations. Candidate must also be well versed and active in social media and prepared to contribute to our network of websites. We are looking for someone with a high work ethic and a great attitude. We want a team player with passion and drive

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Report 5 days per week
  • Contribute stories to the Investigative unit
  • Come to the table with ideas
  • Cultivate sources and contacts
  • Contribute content to station web sites and social media outlets.
  • Be a team player and jump in when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A. in Broadcast Journalism or related field.
  • MINIMUM 5 years experience as broadcast reporter in a medium or top market..
  • Well-rounded knowledge of current events and world happenings.
  • Excellent news writing and production skills.
  • Must be inquisitive, innovative, energetic, flexible and open to new ideas and new ways of doing things.

Other duties may be assigned.

Fisher Values: To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following values:

1. Integrity: Demonstrates the highest standards of behavior through honesty, fairness, and trust in everything that they do. Is direct, forthcoming and does what is right. Honors commitments and is accountable for their actions.

2. Dedication to Excellence: Expects to win by giving their best effort and striving for the highest quality in everything they do. Exhibits a sense of urgency, is action-oriented, seizes opportunities and steadfastly pushes themselves and others for results. Seeks continuous improvement and displays good judgment.

3. Service to the Community: Is dedicated to making our community a better place to work and live. Displays a sense of concern and responsibility toward our coworkers, workplace and communities as a whole.

4. Respect for the Individual: Treats everyone with dignity and respect. Strives to understand others and actively listens to their concerns and perceptions. Shares information and ideas openly and honestly

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 education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience:

5-7 years of experience required

Education:

Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) preferred

Other Qualifications:

Hard news/investigative experience in a medium or major market

Managerial Standards:

Language Skills:

Ability to read, comprehend, analyze and compose business reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to and respond to questions from co-workers, managers, clients, customers and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure. Ability to compute percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions expressed in written, oral or diagram form.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to remain in a static position for extended periods of time and converse with and communicate with others. This position requires frequent moving about, and handling or positioning items. The team member must occasionally position himself/herself in small or unusual spaces. In addition the team member must be able to transport or move up to 50 pounds. The team member must be able to identify objects and be able to communicate in writing.

Work Environment:

Team member must be prepared to work outdoors. Occasionally will be asked to work in high, precarious places and work with and near moving mechanical parts. Occasionally may be subjected to loud noise.

Fisher Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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