DC Correspondent in Washington, DC at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 4/20/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

Cox Media Group’s Washington News Bureau is seeking an enterprising, hard-news local TV reporter. The perfect fit has Capitol Hill/government reporting experience and a rigorous understanding of how things get done in Washington. Strong active, energetic live skills with an authentic on-air presence are a must. We want an experienced, passionate journalist with strong news judgement who can cover politics and policy in a way that resonates with local viewers. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to report with accuracy and a commitment to reporting all sides of the story. An investigative background and ability to dig through the DC bureaucracy is also a plus. The ideal candidate will be able to pitch multiple well-developed story ideas each day. We are all about news in Washington that impacts the local markets we cover. Our team pursues original stories that our CMG TV and News/Talk radio stations won't see or hear anywhere else. Development of key sources among local congressional delegations and government agencies is crucial. Reporter must be a strong multitasker and an independent worker. The position will require the juggling of multiple custom stories and scripts, active live shots, packages, VO/SOTs and radio hits each day.  The candidate must be open to innovation and new ways of reporting.

 

 

What we look for

A minimum of five years TV reporting experience and a college degree are required. No beginners.  Excellent people skills required. Applicant must be a team player in a small newsroom where employees wear a lot of hats. Applicants will be required to fill out an official application and submit to a background check.  Please include a resume reel video as well as a resume when filling out the application.

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