Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Reporter - NE in Memphis, TN at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/28/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

Are you driven by a need to find the truth? Do you believe in the power of local journalism? At FOX13 Memphis, we believe in using our powerful voice to benefit our entire community. We are currently seeking an enterprising and energetic reporter. You will join a dynamic newsroom that emphasizes breaking news, daily investigative journalism, and active coverage of severe weather. You will be expected to develop sources and hone your beat to enterprise important journalism daily. Reporters must be adept at using all digital platforms to gather and break stories.

Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. 

JOBTASKS 

  • Enterprise ideas and develop relationships with sources 
  • Foster strong community relationships 
  • Remain extremely knowledgeable of all local and national news 
  • Pitch original local stories with high value
  • Execute direction presented in station research
  • Creatively craft & present enterprise stories
  • Work with photojournalists to craft stories that include and connect with real people 
  • You may need to shoot & edit stories at times
  • Write accurate, grammatically correct scripts 
  • Adhere to strict newsroom deadlines
  • Present stories with dynamic and demonstrative live shots
  • Work on all platforms, prioritizing digital first
  • Apply station guidelines in using social media

 

 

What we look for

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in journalism or related field 
  • 2 years of reporting experience 
  • Demonstrate solid news judgment 
  • Must be a team player willing to collaborate
  • Must value a diversity of voices to build strong journalism
  • Excel under pressure  

 

 

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group, Inc. (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to viewers in the communities in which it serves. The company's operations primarily include 65 radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets,33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. Additionally, the company also offers a full suite of national, regional, local and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, Cox Reps and Gamut. 

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