Reporter - WFTV in Orlando, FL at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 1/24/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

WFTV is looking 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. He or she must dig for information and also be adept at using social media to gather and break stories. Active live is a must.


20% - Enterprise ideas and develop relationships with sources

70% - Crafts & presents stories

10% - Uses station guidelines in using social media.

Enterprise ideas and develop relationships with sources -  20%

  • 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 – 70%

  • 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

Update the web – 10%

  • 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 are a must.


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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