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Sinclair Broadcast Group

General Assignment Reporter

Arlington, VA

7 News is looking for a take-charge General Assignment Reporter to help us continue to grow and empower our late news audience! We are seeking a motivated, energetic, creative, and aggressive reporter who can think and perform outside the box on TV and our digital platforms.

The ideal candidate should be able to develop contacts, pitch impactful enterprise "On Your Side" brand stories. Only the strongest of storytellers with great attitudes should apply. The best person for this job loves to be chasing the important stories after the sun goes down, has an excellent understanding of the use of social media and breaking stories on digital first.

No evening will look the same as a Reporter, however, the main responsibilities of the role will include:

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  • Creating, writing and editing meaningful stories for station's newscast and website
  • Must be fully invested in social media audience engagement
  • Dynamic live reporting skills
  • Ability to adjust for breaking news and convey urgency and immediacy to the viewer
  • Understanding of how active live shots are incorporated into story telling
  • Ability to create unique late news enterprise content, not just rehash a story from earlier
  • Connecting with local community members
  • Reviewing material for fairness, accuracy, and balance
  • Working closely with all members of the news team, which would include Managers, Producers, Editors, Anchors, News Directors etc...
Additionally, this person should have a:
  • Proven knowledge and experience working with current media creation tools and contemporary newsroom systems
  • Some experience reporting in late evening newscasts
  • Excel in storytelling across multiple platforms
  • Great understanding of our "On Your Side" brand in storytelling
  • Strong writing and copy-editing skills are a must
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience as a Reporter
  • Must be able to work well under pressure to meet strict deadlines
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We're at the forefront of NextGen technology, enabling innovative new ways to engage with broadcast content like never before. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let's talk.

Client-provided location(s): Arlington County, Arlington, VA, USA
Job ID: sinclair-10047
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Fitness Subsidies
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Snacks
    • Holiday Events
    • Company Outings
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • 401(K)
    • Company Equity
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development

    • Leadership Training Program
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Internship Program
    • Mentor Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program