WDSU is looking for a Reporter that has the ability to generate enterprise story ideas, write to video, and do compelling 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 we’re looking for someone who finds the stories that lead newscasts. The Reporter is someone who can bring the energy of live reporting to our anchor desk. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality; we’re looking for a reporter who isn’t afraid to head out into the field and break the big stories. We are looking for this market’s next leader who isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions, and will hold those in power accountable. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills.  


Job Responsibilities:   

Works with and guides reporters and producers in newscast production 
Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of news or special project assignments 
Works with or without a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound 
Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content 
Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance. 
Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day 
Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure. 
Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards 

Experience Requirements: 

Past reporting experience(2-5 years) required 
Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover 
Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work 
Related military experience will be considered 

Qualifications Requirements:  

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 
Has a valid driver’s license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record 
Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends  
Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production  


Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.  

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 in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time

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