Reporter

Location Seattle, Washington Job Number 1711239 Brand KIRO-TV

Description

REPORTER
KIRO 7 is hiring for an experienced, enterprising and energetic hard-news Reporter. This seasoned journalist will join a newsroom that emphasizes breaking news, daily investigative reporting and severe weather coverage.
We’re looking for a reporter who has ideas, digs for extra information, writes well, loves “live” and expects to win. The reporter should also be hungry to use new technology to present stories and the journalist should be adept at using social media to gather and break stories. The reporter will also engage with viewers on social media daily and create digital content daily.  The reporter should be available to work any shift. 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Work independently to research and uncover stories as an investigative reporter, deciding when and where to report to work based on a shoot location or other scheduling requirements.
  • Report on multiple stories in a given day, often in multiple newscasts, frequently working solo.
  • Proven success in delivering breaking news stories to viewers and engaging audiences through the use of all facets of social media.
    • Experienced ability to drive the KIRO 7 brand on-air, on-line, and on social media.
  • Field produce and report stories for television.
  • Be conversant with journalistic law and ethics and general FCC policies concerning broadcast.
  • Engage with viewers several times a day on social media; including but not limited to sharing stories, replying to viewers, and writing posts.
  • Produce stories for kiro7.com on a daily basis.
  • Daily local, some regional and additional travel is required as part of the job.
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Qualifications

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • B.A Degree in Journalism, Communications, or Other discipline preferred.
  • 3 years of experience as a Reporter required.
  • Experience as a Multi Media Journalist is a plus.


About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, six daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.



Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-WA-Seattle-2807 3rd Ave

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Variable

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing