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Local News Reporter

Hearst Television, Lancaster, PA, United States

The story is yours!

Salary min: $57,000.00

Salary max: $59,000.00

Duration: Full Time

WGAL News 8, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in the Lancaster-Harrisburg-Lebanon-York, PA market, is looking for a dedicated reporter who has the ability to effectively generate and cover the most important stories of the day, write to video, and produce compelling and creative live shots. This market is rapidly growing, vibrant, and home to a wide variety of industries and cultures with a high quality of life and easy access to many major northeast cities.  We are looking for a strong, take-charge reporter who hits the ground running every day. The successful candidate loves breaking news and is highly competitive. We value strong enterprise reporting and are looking for someone who finds the stories that lead newscasts.  In addition to credibility, poise, and personality, our reporters are newsroom leaders who work well in a team environment. They write and edit scripts with conversational communication in mind. We are looking for a versatile journalist with a passionate understanding of multiplatform storytelling; someone who has experience and knowledge of digital content production and the professional use of social media. Our next reporter should be a self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent newsroom skills. You will report to the News Director.

 Job Responsibilities:                                    

  • Plan, gather and assemble stories on day-of news or special assignments 
  • Work with the team to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound 
  • Post story content on the station website and social media platforms regularly  
  • Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, accentuate unique enterprise angles and contain exclusive content 
  • Develop a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance
  • Collaborate with photojournalists to craft visually innovative stories that set their work apart from the rest of the market 
  • Conceptualize visual and creative live shots 
  • Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under pressure 
  •  Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards 
  • In-person attendance required


  • 2-3 years of newsroom experience preferred  
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills 
  • Ability to operate latest technology 
  • Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds 
  • Able to work varied shifts 
  • Bilingual experience is a plus 
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production                                     
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military/DINFOS training and 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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