NBC Nexstar Reporter Associate - Bakersfield

Posted: 4/10/2018

Location: Bakersfield, California
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


The NBC Owned Stations group is introducing the NBC Reporter Development program. The program is aimed at developing talented young journalists from diverse backgrounds to become great television reporters. The program is well suited to attract television or digital journalists early in their careers or experienced print journalists interested in transitioning to television as on-air reporters. The NBCU Owned Station Group will also be recruiting for one position with an NBC Affiliate Station.
The program will include a significant investment in training and coaching to equip the selected participants with the skills necessary to develop into successful television reporters.
The program is intended to have two rotations, each consisting of a 24-month assignment. The candidate’s initial assignment will be located in Bakersfield, CA. Should the candidate be successful in completing the objectives of their first rotation, they will have options for a second 24-month assignment within our Owned Station Group.
At the end of the program, the selected participants are expected to have the skills necessary to apply for reporter roles in NBC’s 10-station group, including larger market stations like Los Angeles and New York.


Learn how to take a proactive approach to developing content for breaking news and daily stories on multiple platforms while learning to use all applications available

Gain an understanding on how to gather, write and report on-air news for a major market television station.

Contribute story ideas for key series pieces and lead stories for daily news programs.

Research and write scripts for news content

Communicate with News producers, assignment editors, and managers regarding story development and breaking news stories.

Learn how news is integrating into social media and other multi-platform outlets

Build skills around conduction interviews; developing solid news judgment; preparing and performing stand-ups; and producing a professional news package.

Prior News related work or internship experience

Minimum 4-year college degree

Must have strong enterprising and investigative skills
Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Looking for a self-starter with ability to generate and producer news stories

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism preferred

Well versed in local as well as national news stories

Prior experience delivering taped and live reports

Ability to communicate effectively on-air

Ability to write television news copy combing the script with pictorial content

Ability to communicate and work well with others under contact pressure of deadlines

Excellent computer skills

MMJ experience is preferred.

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