NBC Nexstar Reporter Associate - Bakersfield
Location: Bakersfield, California
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
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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