Hearst Television, Cincinnati, OH USA

The story is yours!

Duration: Full-Time

WLWT, the Hearst Television owned NBC affiliate in Cincinnati is looking for a dedicated reporter who has the ability to effectively generate and cover the most important stories of the day, write to video, and produce compelling and creative live shots. We are looking for a strong, take-charge reporter who hits the ground running every day. The successful candidate loves breaking news and is highly competitive. We value strong enterprise reporting and are looking for someone who finds the stories that lead newscasts.  In addition to credibility, poise, and personality, our reporters are newsroom leaders who work well in a team environment. They write and edit scripts with conversational communication in mind. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent newsroom skills.

Job Responsibilities:                                   

  •  Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of news or special assignments
  •  Works with the team to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound
  •  Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, accentuate unique enterprise angles and contain exclusive content
  •  Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance.
  • Collaborates with photojournalists to craft visually innovative stories that set their work apart from the rest of the market
  •  Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile and digital platforms consistently throughout the day
  •  Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under pressure
  •  Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • In person work required

Required Skills

  •     Strong writing and storytelling skills
  •     Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology
  •     Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
  •     Able to work varied shifts
  •     Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production            


     Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience

Required Experience

  • Past reporting experience (2-5 years) preferred
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered

Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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