Reporter

Location
Rogers, Arkansas
Salary
competitive
Posted
Apr 20, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Full Time

KHBS/KHOG TV, the Hearst-owned ABC/CW duopoly in Fayetteville/Fort Smith, AR is looking for a strong, take-charge reporter who hits the ground running every day, with a strong interest in politics. The successful candidate is aggressive, thrives on breaking news, is highly competitive, should be able to handle a wide range of topics and be up-to-date on current events.  We value strong enterprise reporting and we are looking for someone who finds the stories that lead newscasts.  The KHBS News Team sets a high bar for excellent journalism.  Must be able to enterprise exclusives, tell compelling stories, and execute energetic live shots.

 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Generates strong story ideas every day that can lead newscasts.

  • Collaborates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details that accentuate unique enterprise angles and have exclusive content.

  • Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information and allow the reporter to break stories of significance.

  • Successfully juggles the needs of both TV and digital newsgathering.

  • Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day.

  • Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure.

  • Able to stay on top of local, national and international news on all platforms and consider local impact.

  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards. 

Qualifications Requirements: 

  • Strong writing and storytelling skills.

  • Exceptional live reporting skills.

  • Ability to work under very tight deadlines.

  • Must be able to work all shifts, including overnights and weekends. 

Experience Requirements: 

  • Previous reporting experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover.

  • Strong social media skills.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience.

  • Related military experience will be considered.



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