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General Assignment Reporter

Hearst Television Inc

Pittsburgh, PA
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General Assignment Reporter

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WTAE-TV, the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA is looking for a dynamic reporter to join Pittsburgh’s Action News 4, the #1 rated news station in one of the nation’s most highly competitive television markets. Extensive, active and creative live shot experience is a must along with excellent news judgment, exceptional writing skills, ability to break news and a highly engaged presence on Facebook and Twitter. The successful candidate will join a team of talented and passionate journalists who come to work every day pitching topically-relevant stories that have impact in our viewers’ lives. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Contributing hard news enterprise story ideas every day.
  • Building a base of local news sources in order to generate stories.
  • Gathering and delivering vo’s, vo/sots, packages and ENG/SNG/TVU live shots for daily newscasts, and other digital platforms.
  • Participating in station-sponsored events both at the station and out in the community.
  • Using ENPS to write scripts.
  • Shooting look-lives and doing live shots for other Hearst and ABC affiliates.

Required Skills

  • Work varied shifts – early mornings, late nights, holidays and weekends included.
  • Deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production.
  • Apply management feedback and critiques in order to improve on-air performance.

Required Experience

  • At least two years' experience reporting in a medium to large market preferred

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.

Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.

Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.

Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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