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 (Part-Time) - WDBO Radio in Orlando, FL at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 6/22/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

WDBO has an immediate opening for a part-time enterprising and energetic local news Reporter. This Reporter will join a newsroom that emphasizes local news, 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. You will be technical producer for live newscast, syndicated shows, as well as, breaking news and severe weather situations. This position will work closely with our news team and is a vital part of the operation.  Candidates should be able to run a board and feel confident on air. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Enterprise ideas and develop relationships with sources 
  • Flawless technical execution (running the board) 
  • Reaches out to sources and fosters a relationship 
  • Must be able to follow multiple format clocks 
  • Must be able to multitask and be very well organized 
  • Will operate Wheatstone Console, Wide Orbit Automation, Comrex Access, Opal, Adobe Audition, and other broadcast equipment 
  • Remains extremely knowledgeable of all local and national news 
  • Will contribute to content prep, production, idea generation, and other duties related to the execution of content    
  • Update and maintain station website and social media 
  • Monitor multiple sources for breaking news, traffic problems and weather alerts 
  • Pitches original, local stories with impact 
  • Follows research guidelines when fertilizing ideas 
  • Writes accurate, grammatically correct scripts 
  • Digs for information 
  • Follows time guidelines 
  • Presents stories live as needed 
  • Send appropriate and timely listener alerts including App, EAS and NOAA 
  • Create, edit, and file timely news stories for on-air newscasts 
  • Must be able to handle pressure situations, various personalities, and a very quick pace 

 

 

What we look for

WHAT YOU WILL BRING:

  • Preferred degree in journalism or related field 
  • Preferred 1 year 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  
  • Should be proficient with Windows/Microsoft Office/Chrome 
  • Must have a positive attitude and be able to work within a team environment with a shared vision for success 
  • Must be willing to learn additional skills related to producing a morning show 
  • Must be flexible with work hours including weekends and holidays 
  • Must be detail oriented, self-motivator, troubleshooter 

WHAT WE OFFER YOU: WHY YOU SHOULD WORK AT CMG

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.

We provide valuable local content to viewers in the communities we serve through our 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 53 top-performing radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. Our portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. We also offer a full suite of national, regional, local, and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, CoxReps and Gamut.

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.

We promote the safety and well-being of our employees by requiring that all newly hired CMG employees 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. 

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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