Nexstar Media Group

  • Data Reporter

    Requisition ID
    2019-5657
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-CT-New Haven
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% 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

    WTNH, a #DigitalFirst operation with a focus on delivering local content on a 24/7 basis across all platforms, is seeking a Data Reporter to join the digital team in the news department. The Data Reporter will work with our news team to identify, research, and investigate stories through data to craft new and innovative ways of storytelling through analysis and visualizations.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    WTNH, a #DigitalFirst operation with a focus on delivering local content on a 24/7 basis across all platforms, is seeking a Data Reporter to join the digital team in the news department. The Data Reporter will work with our news team to identify, research, and investigate stories through data to craft new and innovative ways of storytelling through analysis and visualizations.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Digs deeper into a story through public records and FOIAs
    • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
    • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
    • Gatherers information about events through research, databases, interviews and IPRA's
    • Assist producers and reporters with brainstorming, finding, fine-tuning, fact-checking, and analyzing content
    • Pitches stories to digital managers and digital producers which are relevant to the local community
    • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
    • Discusses issues with digital producers and/or digital/news managers to establish priorities or positions
    • Checks reference materials such as public records, credible online sources, or news files to obtain relevant facts
    • Revises work to meet editorial approval
    • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
    • Maintains presence and engages professionally on social media

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
    • Must have strong database management, data interpretation, and presentation skills
    • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
    • Superior multitasker with an understanding of how news is consumed in the digital environment
    • Digitally proficient and self-educating on new applications and tech
    • Strong grammatical skills with a demonstrated ability to edit and self-edit.
    • Comprehensive experience with content management systems and SEO
    • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize assignments
    • Valid driver's license and good driving record
    • Flexibility to work any shift and weekends
    • No Telecommuting

     Training/Equipment: Operate newsroom computer systems.

     

    Additional Information:

    Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures. Travel will be required on a regular basis. Position requires the transport of equipment weighing up to 60 lbs. Position often requires work in extreme outdoor temperatures. Must be willing and able to work all shifts, including nights, overnights, early mornings, mornings, weekends, and holidays.

     

    The Data 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 near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 60 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions and the demands of breaking news, which can happen at any time.

     

    NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

     

    ********* EOE/MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED *********

     

    WTNH is an equal opportunity employer that seeks diversity in our workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

     

    News 8 WTNH/WCTX values the contribution of all of its employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a competitive compensation plan and an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(K), and more. We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background and DMV check

     

    To be considered for this position you must apply online via the Nexstar Media Group Career Portal: Please remember to attach your cover letter, resume and a link to your demo reel (if applicable).

    Nexstar Careers - First Time users must create an Account

    https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=12781-12791-New+Haven

     

    OR

     

    www.wtnh.com ABOUT US > JOBS > Search New Haven, CT

     

    Why work for us?

    News 8 Behind the Scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cD297vbpf0&t=25s 

     

     

     

     

     

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