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Cincinnati, OH
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WLWT, the Hearst Television owned NBC affiliate in Cincinnati,  is looking for a general assignment reporter who has the ability to generate story ideas, write to video, develop sources 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. We are looking for a strong communicator who isn’t afraid to ask tough questions, and will hold those in power accountable. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, and has excellent live reporting and people skills.

Job Responsibilities:                                    

  • Plan, gather and assemble stories on day-of news or special project assignments
  • Work with a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and sound
  • Coordinate with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, uncover unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content
  • Develop a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance.
  • Contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day
  • Demonstrate exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under pressure.
  • Demonstrate unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards

Required Skills

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Strong writing and storytelling skills
  • Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology
  • Can work in all weather conditions
  • Has a valid driver’s license
  • Must be flexible with shift assignments, specifically able to work weekends
  • Ability to deal with the stress and pressure of time-sensitive newscast production                  


  •  Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience

Required Experience

Required Experience

  • Past reporting experience(2-5 years) required
  • Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover
  • Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work

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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