Nexstar Media Group

  • News Reporter

    Requisition ID
    2019-4844
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-NY-Rochester
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC. Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

     

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    Legacy CBS Station serving beautiful Rochester, NY and the Finger Lakes region, located on the shores of Lake Ontario.  Rochester offers the cultural amenities of a major city without the traffic congestion, as well as year-round family-friendly activities and festivals, all in a diverse community.  Educational opportunities abound at all levels, ranging from 11 local high schools ranked among the best in the nation to 19 exceptional colleges and universities with more than 83,000 students, including the University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, and Rochester Institute of Technology.

     

    Cultural amenities include the Rochester Philharmonic, touring Broadway shows, a vibrant concert scene, the Rochester Jazz Festival, Rochester Fringe Festival, and a wide variety of museums, including the nationally recognized Strong Museum of Play.  Rochester offers plentiful interstate access to destinations like Toronto and the Adirondacks, and the region is home to nationally renowned wineries, Niagara Falls, and stunning state parks like Letchworth, recently named #1 in America by USA Today. 

     

    NEWS 8 WROC is Rochester’s first TV station, with a 70+ year history and a film/video archive that goes back to 1962.  The station itself is in a quiet neighborhood with free parking, easy access to downtown, interstates, Park Avenue shops and restaurants, and the East Avenue Wegmans. The spacious station features a state-of-the-art studio, award-winning News and Creative Services departments, and a long tradition of solid journalism, including a recent national Edward R. Murrow Award for Social Media. 

     

    To learn more about our beautiful area click here - https://www.rochesterbiz.com/live/quality-of-life

     

    WROC-TV8, a CBS affiliate, is looking for an experienced News Reporter. This individual will present news stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging, and meaningful to news consumers. Collects, analyzes, and presents facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

     

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Presents news stories and other content for all platforms.
    • Ensures that all news content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
    • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to provide complete and accurate information.
    • Gathers information via research, interviews, and experience; attends political, news, sports, social, and other functions.
    • Responds to breaking news and other urgent newsroom situations as required.
    • Pitches stories to News Managers and Producers, which are relevant to the local community.
    • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas.
    • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
    • Writes content for the website and other digital platforms; edits video clips as assigned.
    • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.
    • Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal laws.
    • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

     

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
    • Minimum two years of experience in news reporting and anchoring.
    • Fluency in English; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to ad-lib when required.
    • Superior on-air presence both in the studio and live locations.
    • Excellent news judgment with expansive knowledge of local/national current events, history, newsmakers, and issues.        
    • Receptive to coaching, able to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Valid driver's license with a good driving record.
    • Flexibility to work different hours and shifts.

     

     

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    The News Reporter must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. The News Reporter must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

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