WFTX looking for a Morning Show Live Reporter
WFTX -- TV, the Scripps owned Fox affiliate in Sunny SWFL, has an exciting opportunity for a PART TIME MORNING SHOW LIVE REPORTER with community connections, strong ad-libbing skills and boundless energy to provide valuable information to our viewers while on location in the community. Coverage topics will include lifestyle segments, community events and features.
-Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas
-Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research
-Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards
-Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories
-Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms
-Appears on television program when conducting taped interview or narration
-Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit
-Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned
-Assist news producer in preparing newscast
-Assist online staff in preparing for multi media stories
-Report, write, capture quality visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels
-Other duties as assigned
-Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minimum of two years of experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
The following characteristics and skills are a must:
-Resourceful, self-motivated, and independent with the ability to deal with people of all levels within and outside the organization.
-Ability to multi-task.
-Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
-Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems.
-Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.
-Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.
-Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment.
-Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
-Proficiency with posting content to various websites.
-Knowledge and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws.
-Must be able to lift 50 pounds as necessary.
-Valid driver’s license and good driving record required, with ability to provide proof of insurability with company required insurance limits.
-Must be able to work a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends, and holidays as needed.
WFTX resources include the market’s only virtual set and breaking news tracker vehicle. In addition, the power of Scripps’ national network of local news operations and digital businesses provides a reach and an opportunity no other company can match. Scripps leaders are trained and developed to lead for the present, and groomed for future opportunities in the company. The SWFL lifestyle needs no embellishment. You’ll enjoy some of the world’s finest weather (average of 75 degrees), beaches, water sports, golf, restaurants and entertainment.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including “THE LIST” and “The Now,” runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation’s largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”
As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.