WNBC Field Reporter, Freelance*

New York City, New York (US)
Competitive Annual Salary
Dec 05, 2018
Metro Area
New York

WNBC Field Reporter, Freelance*

Essential Functions

WNBC News 4 NY is searching for a strong reporter who can break stories, consistently produce enterprise content for digital and broadcast and has a strong live reporting presence.  

Duties include generating story ideas, researching and setting  up  the  content  and  interviews,  producing  the  content  in  the  field,  writing  and  voicing  the  story,  and  presenting  the  story  live  as  scheduled  on  a  designated  newscast.  We're  looking  for  applicants  who  bring  ideas  to  the  table  every day and work effectively across all platforms.

  • Must be assertive, a strong writer, an exceptional storyteller and live performer.   
  • Effective self-starter with  the  proven  ability  to  generate  and  produce  news  stories. 
  • Strong enterprising and investigative skills.
  • Strong on-camera presence for taped and live reports.
  • Knowledge of non-linear editing and shooting preferred.

Basic Qualifications

Minimum 5 years of experience as a television reporter, large market preferred.

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Communications or related major

Flexible scheduling required.

Tri-state area knowledge preferred.

Must be a team player and work effectively in a face paced environment.

*This position is an AFTRA Represented job. Successful candidate will be required to join the AFTRA Union upon employment if not already a member.

Eligibility Requirements

Willing to work in NYC.

Willing to submit to a background investigation.

Must be 18 years or older.

Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

Must be available to evenings, weekends and holidays as required.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications

Extensive familiarity with the NYC area

Ability to investigate information to establish facts and determine truth

Excellent news judgment

Solid digital shooting skills

Experience working with desktop computers and exposure to laptop editing

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to build relationships and sources.

Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and act as a team player.

Experience utilizing social media as a news gathering/reporting tools.


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