WLKY is looking for a reporter that has the ability to generate 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. This person can communicate the energy of live reporting and anchor desk duties. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality, we want someone who enjoys field reporting and writing. Our anchor/reporters are newsroom leaders who work well in a team environment. Our anchors write and edit scripts with conversational communication in mind. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent all round newsroom skills.
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
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
Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends
Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production
Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience
Past reporting experience (2-5 years) required
Past anchor experience (2-5 years) required
Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover
Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work