Reporter - KNTV

Posted: 6/11/2019

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


NBC Bay Area is looking for a dynamic, passionate and experienced reporter to join our nationally awarded winning team of journalists. We pride ourselves as an organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable and uncovering truth. The applicant should have a good understanding of how to deliver meaningful and impactful stories for our digital and broadcast platforms. The applicant must also be able to tell develop sources and enterprise stories. An understanding of how to tell stories on our digital platforms is a must. Spanish language skills are a plus. This is not an entry level position.

Essential Functions
  • Generate story ideas, research and set up the content and interviews, produce the content in the field, write and voice the story, and present the story live as scheduled on a designated newscast or digital platform.
  • Perform on-air responsibilities for designated newscast programs on air or online.
  • Work with news producers, managers and photographers to conceptualize, write, edit, and produce station news packages. Produce additional video and graphic presentations as requested.
  • Contribute story ideas for key series pieces and lead stories for daily news programs. Research and write scripts for news content. Select video and coordinate the editing and graphic design production for material that appears on-air
  • Communicate with news producers, assignment editors and managers regarding story development, progress in the field and/or breaking news stories
  • Build relationships with the community and community leaders for the purpose of developing connections to story leads. Develop and cultivate contacts within the community for news stories. Cooperate with and support NBC News, Newschannel and other NBC owned stations
  • Participate in station-sponsored events and all assigned special promotions projects


  • Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Minimum five years of experience as a television reporter
    • Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift

    Eligibility Requirements:
    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
    • Must be willing to work at the station in San Jose, CA
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Must have a valid Driver’s License
    • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights

    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications
    • Experience as a General Assignment Reporter
    • Excellent writing skills as well as very strong speech skills
    • Able to ad-lib effortlessly in various types of situations, particularly breaking news
    • Strong live reporting skills are necessary
    • Able to handle working under the pressure of intense deadlines
    • Possess the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment
    • Demonstrated ability to enterprise, research and plan stories
    • Demonstrated experience generating and producing news stories
    • Prior experience delivering taped and live reports
    • Can act decisively under stress and tight deadlines
    • Ability to work flexible hours (including weekends) and to return to work in emergencies depending upon news coverage
    • Prior experience reporting in a top 25 market
    • Spanish language skills are a plus

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