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Local News Reporter

Hearst Television, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full Time

WPBF-25, the ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida is looking for a Local News Reporter who wants to own the big story of the day, excels in breaking news, and creates compelling live shots. We are looking for a strong, take-charge reporter who hits the ground running every day. You are an excellent writer who knows how to tell a visual story, executes compelling live shots, loves breaking news, and is highly competitive. We value strong enterprise reporting and we’re looking for someone who finds the stories that lead newscasts. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality, you are a reporter who isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions and will hold those in power accountable. You must be able to work quickly, under tight deadlines, understand and implement direction and feedback, develop sources, and collaborate with a video journalist to tell the best story possible. You should be an avid local news consumer who knows what is happening and how to develop a network of community contacts. Your reel should demonstrate live reporting ability. Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards are a must. Must work with urgency and be dependable. You will report to the News Director.  


  • Work well with video journalists, producers, managers and other co-workers
  • Regularly plan, gather and assemble stories on day-of news and other assigned stories; must be able to write a package quickly, while also turning vosots for other newscasts and digital content
  • Communicate and collaborate with video journalist on how to develop/tell story in the most visual and compelling way
  • Must adhere to writing/editing timing deadlines for assigned newscasts; must provide editors enough time to edit and provide producers with script information in timely manner
  • Develop a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to cover stories of significance
  • Contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms daily
  • Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, and demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure
  • In-person attendance is required


  • 3-5 years of reporting experience  
  • Demonstrated ability to develop stories and cover breaking news 
  • Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills 
  • Work varied shifts, including overnights, nights and weekends  
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production
  • Valid driver’s license, and clear driving record
  • Operate mobile transmission devices and use the latest technology 
  • Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds 
  • Related military experience will be considered 

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

  • Medical | Dental | Vision
  • 401(k) matching
  • Emotional Wellness Support
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • LGBTQ+ Health Services
  • Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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