Nexstar Media Group

  • TV and Multi-Platform Journalist

    Requisition ID
    2019-6197
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-IN-Fort Wayne
    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

    We're committed to delivering the best local news in Indiana's second-largest city, Fort Wayne.  WANE is looking to hire a reporter who can work independently in the field to break news, shoot news, write news, and edit news.  The results will be hustled to television, web, mobile or any platform which best serves our customers.  We are looking for an aggressive thinker who comes on time to the morning or afternoon news meetings with story ideas and an understanding of how people consume information. 

     

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
    • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
    • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
    • Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly
    • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
    • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
    • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
    • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
    • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
    • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
    • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
    • Shoots and edits news events and news reports
    • Produces and presents reports for all platforms
    • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
    • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
    • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
    • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

     Requirements & Skills:

     

    • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (More or less depending on market size)
    • Superior on-air presence
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
    • Flexibility to work any shift

     

    Experience with LIVE field reporting and anchoring give you the advantage.

     

    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.  In addition, 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.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

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