Morning Reporter/Multimedia Journalist


WGNO-TV in New Orleans has an opening for a Morning Reporter/MMJ.  We are looking for an aggressive and creative journalist focused on what is most important to morning news viewers but who can drop everything to run with a photojournalist to cover breaking news. 

Vacancy Type:
Full Time

Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Metairie – 70001




Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (depending on market size)


You must also have the ability to operate on your own from concept to presentation on all platforms.  Bring skills in all the basics and our team will help you develop to generate enterprise journalism your competitors only wished they had. 

Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar, and punctuation following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
Determines a story’s emphasis, length, and format, and organizes material accordingly
Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
Shoots and edits news events and news reports
Produces and presents reports for all platforms
Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
Writes stories for the web and other social media platforms
Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

Fluency in English
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
Superior on-air presence
Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, and other office equipment
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
Flexibility to work any shift

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