Reporter - NE in Charlotte, NC at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 10/19/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

WSOC Charlotte is in search of a Full-time Reporter for station newscasts. The successful candidate will excel at regularly breaking and enterprising significant, local stories. These seasoned journalists love to dig for extra information, cultivate sources, love to be live in the field and expect to win. Reporter is expected to be skilled at using social media to gather information on stories, and to 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

- Enterprise stories by developing sources and contacts.

- Write and produce news stories for television, web, and mobile.

- Make creative use of live technology to help tell a story.

- Understand and implement station's research-based goals.

- Reporter will be expected to enterprise stories, provide active live shots, and use process story-telling techniques.

- Reporter must utilize social media/digital platforms.

- Must be able to work under tight deadlines and respond quickly to breaking news.

- Reporter maybe asked to make public appearances for the station.

- Schedule may include nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed.  

 

 

What we look for

Qualifications

 

Education:  

- BA Degree in Journalism, Communications, or Other is strongly preferred.

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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