Reporter - WRC

Posted: 5/23/2019

Location: Washington, D.C., Washington D.C.
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Job Duties
  • Enterprise news stories
  • Shoot, write and edit newsworthy events including breaking/spot news, general news, sports and feature stories relevant to the Washington, D.C. community
  • Gather, write and produce material in fair, accurate and balanced manner
  • Field produce, conduct interview and shoot stories
  • Present stories live on air partnering with photographers and as a single person MMJ
  • Provide news on-air and on other platforms as assigned from studio and field locations
  • Establish and maintain solid sources to gain access to exclusive local news stories
  • Active community involvement
  • Create web content that complements the station website
  • Work closely with Producers, News Managers and Assignment Editors, as well as Reporters and Anchors
  • Develop and pitch story ideas

  • Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a television reporter
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Multimedia Journalist
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in newsgathering, reporting and/or production
  • Minimum 2 years of experience writing, producing and desktop editing
  • BS/BA in Journalism/Communications or related major

    Additional Job Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Washington, DC
  • Must be available evenings, weekends and holidays as required
  • Must be 18 years or greater
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

    Desired Qualifications
  • Excellent news judgment
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to investigate information to establish facts and determine truth
  • Solid digital shooting skills and experience working with digital camera
  • Working knowledge of non-linear editing
  • Experience with Dalet a plus
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and ability to understand and break down complex issues
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact professionally and build relationships and sources
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines
  • Experience utilizing social media as a news gathering/reporting tool
  • Ability to make priority decisions under deadline
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team player who can also work independently and is a self-starter
  • Experience covering Northern Virginia a plus

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