Reporter - NE in Pittsburgh, PA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 10/25/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

We are currently searching for an enterprising and energetic hard-news reporter. This reporter will join a newsroom that emphasizes breaking news, daily investigative reporting and severe weather coverage. Reporter must dig for extra information. They must also be adept at using social media to gather and break stories. Active live is a must.

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.

JOB TASKS

  • Enterprise ideas and develop relationships with sources
  • Reaches out to sources and fosters a relationship
  • Remains extremely knowledgeable of all local and national news
  • Pitches original, local stories with impact
  • Follows research guidelines when fertilizing ideas
  • Crafts & presents stories Works with photojournalist to craft a story that includes real people
  • May need to shoot & edit story
  • Writes accurate, grammatically correct scripts
  • Digs for information
  • Follows time guidelines
  • Presents stories live as needed
  • Updates the website
  • Uses station guidelines in using social media 

 

 

What we look for

  • Degree in journalism or related field
  • 3 years reporting experience
  • The ability to multitask strong organizational skills and solid news judgment.
  • Must be able to keep a cool head under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills 

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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