General Assignment Reporter- WSB TV

Description

WSB-TV is the flagship television property of the Cox Media Group division of Cox Enterprises, which has owned the station since its inception. Centered in midtown Atlanta, WSB-TV remains a #1 rated news station where television, radio, newspaper and social media work together as a team to get the news to viewers and listeners faster than anyone in Georgia.

We are seeking an experienced General Assignment Reporter to join our staff!

Develops, writes, produces and presents News stories on television, the web and mobile.

Responsibilities:

  • Enterprise stories by developing sources and contacts.
  • Write and produce news stories for television, web, and mobile.
  • Make creative use of live technology to help tell a story.
  • Understand and implement station’s research-based goals.
  • Achieve measurable performance goals (enterprise stories, active live shots, process story- telling, etc); utilize technology (i-phones, laptop computer, mobile cameras, social media etc) in news gathering process; meet deadlines; work with managers and station coaches/consultants to achieve performance goals; make public appearances for station.
  • Schedule may include nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed.
  • Actively and responsibly participates in social media to extend station brand.

Qualifications

  • Must have strong writing and editorial skills; professional, smooth on camera delivery; ability to ad-lib in breaking news situations; ability to make quick decisions and to turn multiple stories in a day when necessary; ability to develop sources and build relationships with newsmakers in order to generate stories; ability to meet deadlines; computer-based reporting skills; passion and enthusiasm for the job; strong communication skills; willingness to work overtime when necessary; high ethical standards.
  • Must be a team player.
  • College degree, minimum 5 years’ experience in medium to large television markets.
  • Must have strong writing and editorial skills; professional, smooth on camera delivery; ability to ad-lib in breaking news situations; ability to make quick decisions and to turn multiple stories in a day when necessary; ability to develop sources and build relationships with newsmakers in order to generate stories; ability to meet deadlines; computer-based reporting skills; passion and enthusiasm for the job; strong communication skills; willingness to work overtime when necessary; high ethical standards.
  • Must be a team player.
  • College degree, minimum 5 years’ experience in medium to large television markets.

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta-1601 W Peachtree St NE

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Variable

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing


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