Memphis, Tennessee
Jul 22, 2019
News & Journalism
Metro Area
Full Time

Reporters are involved in the fact gathering and breaking
of unique local content on a daily basis. 
They work hand in hand with the television producers, web content
producers and and photographers - gathering and developing news for all of
our platforms. They are expected to develop community contacts, confirm and
pitch enterprise stories with value and to understand what it means to
investigate on a daily basis.

Their work appears both on-air and online.  They are required to maintain a strong
social media presence and meet station set goals each day.

Reports for all platforms:
-           Strong
reading and writing skills

-           Ability
to investigate story tips

-           Writes
stories for use first on-line and then on-air

-           Is
familiar with pronunciation of names and places in stories

-           Utilizes
AP style guide

-           Breaks
stories through excellent use of community contacts and journalistic
investigative skills

-           Field
reports as assigned or as needed

-           Works
directly with broadcast producer for success of show - this includes writing
content for the broadcast each day

-           Works
with producer and managers for understanding of broadcast including both
written and video elements

-           Produces
special reports - develops brand consistent sweep story ideas for each sweeps

-           Creates
and maintains story notes and files in the I-News electronic system

-           Develops
and maintains contacts

-           Participates
in news editorial process including story pitching, vetting, digital delivery
and development of enterprise content

-           Ability
to shoot material as well as edit



Job Knowledge, Skills
and Abilities

  • Must be able to work flexible
    hours including early mornings, evenings and/or weekends and holidays.
  • Maintains
    professional appearance, works with News Director prior to any radical changes
  • Works to put best
    personal appearance forth on air each day
  • Makes station appearances
    as requested by Community Affairs or others
  • Maintains
    professional standards in public as representative of station


    • College Degree in Related
      Field.  Minimum of 1 year
      professional experience

    About Cox Media Group


    Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers, and digital sites.  Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at

    Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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