Reporter - KIRO TV in Seattle, WA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 3/1/2023

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Job Summary

Cox Media Group is looking for a Reporter to join our dynamic KIRO team!

The Reporter is a seasoned journalist who works in a newsroom that emphasizes breaking news, daily investigative reporting, and severe weather coverage.  The Reporter 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 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.  


  • 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.  
  • Analyze and interpret information to improve the audience’s understanding.  
  • Report on multiple stories in a given day, often in multiple newscasts, frequently working solo.  
  • Cultivate and maintain news sources throughout the community.  
  • Contact, interview, and confirm news sources for television reports.  
  • Use of enterprise skills to identify hard news stories for delivery on television and the ability to consistently translate those news stories to social media.
  • Contribute ideas for enterprise stories and new angles on continuing stories.  
  • Proven success in delivering breaking news stories to viewers and engaging audiences through the use of all facets of social media.  
  • Adept at the use of social media to gather and break stories.  
  • Experienced ability to drive the KIRO 7 brand on-air, online, and on social media.  
  • Field produce content and report stories for television.  
  • Maintain a professional, working relationship with all KIRO News team members.  
  • Alert the KIRO News Director to any news coverage that may cause problems for KIRO legally, corporately, or in the community.  
  • Complete specific projects as requested by the News Director or Managing Editor.  
  • Be consistently up-to-date on current news stories, on a local, national, and international level.  
  • Be conversant with newsroom computer systems (old and new) and continually contribute information to its database.  
  • Be conversant with journalistic law and ethics and general FCC policies concerning broadcast.
  • Daily local, some regional, and additional travel is required as part of the job.  
  • 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 on a daily basis.  



What we look for


  • Consistent demonstration of the following skills is required:  
  • Ability to narrate, ad-lib, and add value to live breaking news and severe weather coverage.  
  • Ability to cover live events for all platforms, including live breaking news and station initiatives  
  • The ability to engage in investigative reporting that adds depth to the newscast.  
  • Thorough understanding of social media and demonstrated ability to move audience between all platforms.  
  • A curiosity that drives an understanding of current events in Seattle and beyond.  
  • Demonstrate consistently high proficiency with the necessary technical, writing, and presentation skills for television broadcasts.  
  • Strong writing and editorial skills required.  


  • 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.  


  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  
  • Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism.  
  • Must be well-read on current affairs and have a wide-range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, and walk.  
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear.  

WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions.  

The wage scale for this position is $34.50 per hour to $41.00 per hour. 

Benefits for this role include:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance available to the employee and employee’s family (i.e. child, spouse, domestic partner). 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and dependent care) and Health Savings Accounts 
  • Short-term and long-term disability and life insurance (supplemental and accidental, death, and dismemberment) 
  • Participation in CMG’s 401(k) plan with generous company match and both pre-tax and Roth options  
  • Full-time hourly employees are eligible to earn up to 176 hours of PTO inclusive of paid sick and safe time under applicable law. 
  • Part-time employees will receive one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked. 
  • Up to eight (8) paid holidays & two (2) floating holidays throughout calendar year 2023. 
  • Up to two (2) weeks of paid parental leave  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • All other benefits required by applicable law 


CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses include 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 54 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

CMG may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or during employment as a term and condition of employment unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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