Location: San Jose, California Function: Production Specialty: Producer, News & Journalism, Television & Film Level: Experienced (Non-Manager) Duration: Freelance Salary Description: DOE
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 being an organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable and uncovering truth. We are looking for an energetic reporter who likes to break and tell compelling stories on a regular basis. An understanding of how to tell stories on our digital platforms is a must. Spanish language skills are a plus. This is a freelance position, not full-time or staff.
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 both broadcast and online.
Work with news producers, managers and photographers to conceptualize, write, edit, and produce reports, plus produce additional video and graphic presentations as requested.
Communicate with news producers, assignment editors and managers regarding story development, progress in the field and/or breaking news stories
Develop and cultivate contacts within the community for news stories. Cooperate with and support NBC News, Newschannel and other NBC owned stations
Three years of experience as a television reporter
Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift
Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV to be considered
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 recorded and live reports
Ability to work flexible hours (including weekends) and to return to work in emergencies depending upon news coverage
We are one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.