Reporter (Part-Time) - WFXT TV in Boston, MA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 3/9/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

WFXT Boston 25 is in search of an enterprising Part-Time News Reporter who loves breaking news and telling valuable local stories. The successful candidate loves to cultivate their sources, wants to be the lead story in the newscast, and hates getting beat. The seasoned reporter should love to dig for extra information, excel at reporting live in the field, and be comfortable in developing situations. The ideal Reporter candidate is expected to be skilled at using social media to gather information on stories, and to break stories.  At least 3 years of experience as a news reporter is preferred. This is a part-time role, and the candidate will be scheduled at least 20 hours a week. 


  • Report for station's newscasts on all platforms 
  • Have the ability to confidently ad-lib in unscripted news scenarios 
  • Strong on-air and communication skills in Breaking News coverage in the field 
  • Excel at breaking and enterprising significant, local stories and building sources within the community 
  • Strong live presence in the field with a focus on performing active liveshots 
  • Work collaboratively with News Managers, Producers, and Content Center team 
  • Write stories for air and digital platforms 
  • Regularly post content and engage with audiences on social media platforms 
  • Make public appearances, representing the station in community events 
  • Work varying shifts including, days, nights, weekends, and holidays 
  • Other duties may be assigned 



What we look for


  • A minimum of 3 years of reporting preferred. 
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism or Communications preferred. 
  • 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 of working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects. 
  • Must be able to follow all editorial and company policies 


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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