Reporter

Location
Washington
Posted
Jul 10, 2013
Closes
Aug 09, 2013
Contact
Hiring Manager
Category
Television
Duration
Full Time
RT seeks to hire a motivated individual with excellent live reporting skills who can aggressively pursue major news stories and isn’t afraid to ask tough questions. The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop sources, conduct hard-hitting interviews, and explain complex stories with depth and accuracy. The position demands an understanding of Washington DC politics, foreign policy and international news. A minimum of three years of field reporting experience is required. A bachelor’s degree in Political Science or Broadcast Journalism is preferred. This is not an entry-level position.

JOB DUTIES:
•Report live in the field covering breaking news, assigned stories, day-turns and special events
•Suggest daily news stories in editorial meetings
•Generate and setup news stories and evaluate leads and tips to develop story ideas
•Establish and maintain contacts in Washington D.C. and surrounding metro area
•Write and produce news story packages and stand-ups
•Uses various social media platforms to provide updates on assigned stories and breaking news reports
•Fill-in on the anchor desk

REQUIREMENTS:
•Excellent live skills
•Strong written and verbal communication skills
•Detail oriented and organized
•Command of the English language
•Ability to make quick decisions without losing composure
•Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously
•Strong on-air presentation, must be credible, personable and passionate
•Knowledge of Dalet or similar newsroom software applications

TO APPLY:

Please send the following, via e-mail, to: hr@rttvamerica.com

- DEMO REEL: Uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo

- RESUME

- COVER LETTER: Explaining why you want to work at RT.

NO telephone calls please!

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