It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they are doing!
WGN-TV is looking for a per diem reporter with the right combination of news judgment and experience, who is willing and available to work all days and shifts.
The right candidate must have the ability to handle stories on all topics, especially breaking news; generate story ideas; display an on-air presence that is friendly and authoritative; and have a high-level of engagement on all social media platforms.
Experience from a top 20 market is preferred.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
-Produce content for multiple platforms, including TV, internet, mobile, etc.
-Work with management to enterprise and develop stories
-Demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics, and use of digital and social media platforms
-Build network of sources who supply information that allows the Company to stay ahead of its competitors
Requirements & Skills
-Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Journalism or related degree required (equivalent years of experience may substitute for education)
-Five (5) years television reporting experience required
-Solid vocal delivery and camera presence
-Understand importance of social media
-Must be willing and available to work all shifts on weekdays and weekends
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!
Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation. Nexstar’s platform delivers exceptional local content and network programming to inform and entertain viewers, while providing premium, scalable local advertising opportunities for advertisers and brands across all screens and devices. Learn more at www.Nexstar.tv.
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