Reporter/Multimedia Journalist

Company: Nexstar Media Group
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Location: Springfield
Full Time

KOLR 10/FOX 49 in Springfield, Missouri is hiring a Reporter. The ideal candidate should have the ability to enterprise relevant, compelling and impactful stories. Our next Reporter must have a passion for storytelling and a desire to dig below the surface. We do live shots every day and we travel where the stories are happening. Working in the Ozarks, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to cover breaking news, severe weather, and other developing stories.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Report news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
• Build network of sources to help KOLR 10/FOX 49 News to stay ahead of its competitors
• Pitch stories of interest to the entire audience, while also understanding the importance of targeting specific members of that audience
• Research topics, vet tips for credibility and relevance, gather information for possible broadcast and publication
• Arrange and conduct interviews with a Photographer who will shoot video and edit packages
• Review copy for accuracy, style and proper grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial direction and guidelines
• Promote teamwork and maintain attitude of cooperation and collaboration with all station personnel
• Interact frequently with viewers/users on social media platforms to build engagement and brand
• Work on special projects and other duties as assigned, including community service initiatives

Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Fluency in English
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to ad lib when required
• Minimum experience in a newsroom or a focus on news reporting
• Confident on-air presence
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Social media expertise, proficiency
• Must learn all current newsgathering technology, including video cameras, editing equipment and newsroom computer systems
• Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
• Flexibility to work any shift

Additional Information:
KRBK FOX 49 in
Springfield, Missouri

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