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—including overnights, weekends and holidays.
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
Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 198 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv.
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