News Reporter in Orlando, FL at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/25/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/25/2021

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

An enterprising and energetic hard-news reporter.  This reporter will join a newsroom that emphasizes breaking news, daily investigative reporting and severe weather coverage.

Reporter must dig for extra information.  He or she must also be adept at using social media to gather and break stories. Active live is a must.

Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

JOB DUTIES:

20% - Enterprise ideas and develop relationships with sources

70% - Crafts & presents stories

10% - Uses station guidelines in using social media.

JOB TASKS

Enterprise ideas and develop relationships with sources -  20%

  • Reaches out to sources and fosters a relationship
  • Remains extremely knowledgeable of all local and national news
  • Pitches original, local stories with impact
  • Follows research guidelines when fertilizing ideas

Crafts & presents stories – 70%

  • Works with photojournalist to craft a story that includes real people
  • May need to shoot & edit story
  • Writes accurate, grammatically correct scripts
  • Digs for information
  • Follows time guidelines
  • Presents stories live as needed

Update the web – 10%

  • Uses station guidelines in using social media.
  • Degree in journalism or related field
  • 3 years reporting experience
  • The ability to multitask, strong organizational skills and solid news judgment.
  • Must be able to keep a cool head under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills are a must.

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